Our online Poverty in Schools course will show you ways to improve the lives of families in poverty and improve your students' academic achievements.
Our Poverty in Schools course includes how to:
- Work with young people and their families living in poverty.
- Stimulate parent involvement and develop mentoring programs and community partnerships.
- Measure results with data-based intervention.
- Build strategies and critical steps for transforming high-poverty rural and urban schools.
We’ll discuss the characteristics and issues facing at-risk students because of economically disadvantaged backgrounds. You’ll learn the traits of high-performing high-poverty schools with an emphasis on strategies to reduce the achievement gap and build community partnerships.
We invite you to enroll in our Poverty in Schools 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.
This course is an approved elective in the Master of Science in Education online degree program.
2 semester hours graduate credit
Instructor: Jamison Patrick
Spring: March 23 - May 1, 2020
Tuition: $452 per semester hour graduate credit ($904 per course)
Spring Tuition Due - March 4, 2020
Our online Poverty in Schools 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:
- Elementary, middle school, and high school educators
- Special education teachers
- School counselors
- School administrators
- Support staff
- Individuals working with incarcerated youth outside of traditional K-12 education
- Individuals working with families in poverty in all settings including church programs, community social services, volunteer organizations
- Higher education instructors and staff