Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS)

EDUC 645 School-wide Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS)
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We know every school has a unique climate and needs which cannot be addressed by a one-size-fits-all approach.

Our online Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) course will give you the skills to develop PBIS strategies that best fit your school. You will learn how to address student behavior, eliminate behavioral distractions, and monitor progress.

Our PBIS training course includes how to:

  • Critically analyze PBIS practices and viewpoints.
  • Apply essential principles of PBIS, varied assessments, and interventions.
  • Create a data-driven plan using three-level interventions.
  • Analyze data using data management systems and tools.

These aspects will help you understand how to establish a school-wide plan for cultural norms and positive behavior management. You will also learn the roles and functions of the school-wide PBIS team and how, together, you can create an action plan for sustainable practices.

We invite you to enroll in our PBIS training course to meet your professional development goals if you need a license renewal, graduate credits, or just a refresher course.

If you need a copy of the syllabus for your employer to approve enrollment in the class, email: Online Professional Development or call 715-642-0209.

Our online PBIS training course allows you to complete your weekly assignments as they best fit your schedule. All discussion postings and projects are submitted online.

Our students include:

  • PK-12 classroom teachers
  • Special education teachers
  • School library media specialists
  • Guidance counselors
  • School psychologists
  • Principals
  • Leadership teams

This course is an approved elective in the Master of Science in Education online degree program. 

Online Course 3 semester hours graduate credit
Instructor: Stacy Berg

Summer 2020
Tuition: $452 per semester hour graduate credit ($1,356 per course)
Summer Tuition Due - July 2020

How do I register?

Complete the Online Registration Form.

UW-Stout reserves the right to cancel classes that do not meet minimum enrollment requirements.

If you need a copy of the syllabus for your employer to approve enrollment in the class, email: Online Professional Development or call 715-642-0209.

Withdrawal and Refund Policy

Our Students Say...

"I think the University of Wisconsin Stout online program provides students with excellent instruction in a user-friendly way." 
~ Cheryl Diviney, New Jersey

"This course has really put pieces of the PBIS puzzle together for me. I didn’t realize that the behavior system our high school had been implementing was really PBIS. This course allowed me to visualize and reflect upon what we are already doing within our school, as well as look at changes that may need to be implemented." 
~ Jennifer Staidl, Menomonie, Wisconsin


An e-textbook will be provided when you log in to the course. You may open the e-textbook to read online from your laptop or desktop. The e-textbook software is compatible with an iPad, Kindle Fire or fully internet-capable device. It is not compatible with a Kindle Reader.

Hannigan, J. D & Hauser, L. (2015.). The PBIS Tier 1 Handbook. Corwin Press. ISBN: 9781483375571

If you prefer to read a hard copy of the textbook, instead of reading via your computer or tablet, you may purchase the book from amazon.com as a new or used paperback.