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All Learning is Social Emotional Learning

Social emotional learning is getting a lot of attention due to the emphasis in the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), but what is social emotional learning (SEL) and how can schools make sure this type of learning is being addressed? Attend this course and get answers to these questions and more. Participants will learn techniques and strategies for promoting a healthy and vibrant culture for all students.

This online course is largely asynchronous with one synchronous discussion during the four weeks (time and date to be determined). For the remainder of the course, participants won’t meet at certain times and dates, making the class convenient and flexible. Each week, you’ll complete a module with assigned reading, a video lecture and then an assignment with a deadline. In the end, educators will come away with a deeper understanding of how to address the SEL needs of the diverse populations they serve.

Weekly topics include:

  • Five categories for SEL integration
  • Teaching SEL concepts to students
  • Measuring SEL
  • Apply SEL concepts in a school setting
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Course Details

Audience: K-12 teachers and administrators
Method: Online course
Duration: 4 weeks
Cost: $495
Graduate application: Not required
Credits: See note below

This Course is Offered on the Following Dates

Details will be posted soon. Sign up to be notified when registration opens.

A Note on Course Credit

This course is not being offered for credit on its own. However, individuals who successfully complete both course offerings listed below and then enroll in one of the master’s programs indicated may also be eligible for up to three hours of awarded credit toward their degree.

Creighton University will issue a 1098-T by January 31 for all learners enrolled in courses for credit. As part of that process, you may be asked to provide your Social Security number.

Complete both courses:

Enroll in one of these programs:

Required Materials

Frey, N., Fisher, D., & Smith, D. (2019). All learning is social and emotional: Helping students develop essential skills for the classroom and beyond. Alexandria, VA: ASCD.

Order your materials at the Creighton bookstore and get free standard shipping. Visit, call 402.280.2796 or email

This online course is led by Kimberly Kazmierczak. Currently serving as principal of Bloomer Elementary in Council Bluffs, Iowa, she has 20 years of education experience and is dedicated to building learning environments that balance relationships and high expectations for instruction. She was named the 2015 Iowa Middle Level Principal of the Year by the School Administrators of Iowa and recognized for her efforts to increase achievement while building a strong sense of community.

Kazmierczak holds a Bachelor of Arts in elementary education from Buena Vista University, special education and secondary education endorsements from the University of Nebraska at Omaha and a master’s degree in educational leadership and administration from the University of Northern Iowa.

Continuing education and professional development courses may be cancelled by the attendee in writing up to 7 days before the course begins for a full refund, less a $25 processing fee. No refund will be given 7 days prior to the course. Some courses are not eligible for a refund; these exceptions are noted in specific course descriptions. In the event of a weather related closure, the course will be rescheduled.

Student interactions and viewpoints are a vital part of our rich learning environment. For this reason, Creighton reserves the right to cancel courses in the case of low registration numbers. In this case, registrants will receive a full refund. If a course is cancelled by the University for other non-weather related issues, the student will be notified and a full refund will be processed.


If you have questions please fill out our Contact Us form or call 402.280.4076. We can also provide assistance with group registration or work with you to develop a customized course for a team.