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What is a Social Emotional Learning Program?

Topics: Education Programs

Published on: 3/18/20 10:36 AM

What is a Social Emotional Learning Program?

Emotional health, social awareness, psychological safety: There are so many factors that directly impact a student’s ability to learn and acquire knowledge, and as a future leader in the field of education, it is crucial that you approach the art of teaching from a holistic perspective — addressing the emotional, social, mental, and psychological wellness of a student. 

With the challenges the education field faces today, it can seem overwhelming for educators to know which skills are important to develop in order to impact positive change in the classroom. With this in mind, the professionals at Neumann University would like to showcase one unique and dynamic graduate education degree: the Master of Science in Education: Social Emotional Learning program.

Allow us to quickly showcase what a social emotional learning program is, along with why educators benefit from participating in a program that approaches learning from a holistic point of view. 

Take the first step in transforming your future as an educator. Download: A  Guide to Neumann University’s MS in Education — Social Emotional Learning  Program!

What is a social emotional learning program?

If you consider Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs, all individuals need to have a variety of needs met before “self-actualization” or the “desire to become the most that one can be” may be achieved. If you think of this Hierarchy in terms of a student’s ability to learn and grow, it’s clear that it’s crucial to establish a learning environment that is based on community, empathy, and emotional security throughout a child’s education. 

Social emotional learning program definition

With this in mind, the mission of a social emotional learning program is to provide educators the opportunity to acquire a wide range of knowledge and skills designed to prepare them to assess and meet the social, emotional, mental, and behavioral needs of all learners in their schools. By analyzing and interpreting data-driven social and emotional learning theories and by applying cutting-edge wellness and teaching practices, graduate students enrolled in a social emotional learning program become healthy educators teaching the whole child.

Neumann University's Master of Science in Education: Social Emotional Learning Program

Emotional health, social awareness, psychological safety: There are so many factors that directly impact a student’s ability to learn and acquire knowledge. With Neumann University’s Master of Science in Education with an Emphasis on Social Emotional Learning, graduate students develop the skills needed to understand students’ emotions, set positive goals, show empathy, and ultimately, transform the lives of students — in an academic setting and beyond.

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Social Emotional Learning Program Outcomes

The Master of Science in Education with an Emphasis on Social Emotional Learning is designed to provide the graduate student with coursework providing them the skills to:

  • Act as role models of social and emotional wellness, allowing them to teach, live, and have students learn at their highest potential
  • Engage in social and emotional mentoring roles for students and colleagues
  • Successfully orchestrate strategies and teaching techniques in socially, culturally, and emotionally diverse classrooms
  • Voice the concerns and capabilities of educators dedicated to whole child education through social and emotional learning
  • Comprehend the relationship between the pedagogical objectives of the school and the abundant range of social emotional skills, talents, and interests of a diverse community of learners

Earn a master's degree in education at Neumann University:

In order for students to learn effectively, educators need to have the skills to promote self-awareness, practice empathy, and perpetuate an environment of psychological safety. With Neumann University’s Master of Science in Education with an Emphasis on Social Emotional Learning program, you will enter the workforce ready to make a real difference in the lives of your students and your colleagues.

If you are ready to make yourself indispensable to employers and nurture the skills needed to be a fantastic educator, I encourage you to request more information or start your online application today.

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Take the first step in transforming your future as an educator. Download: A Guide to Neumann University’s MS in Education — Social Emotional Learning Program!

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WRITTEN BY:
Bettsy McKlaine

 Bettsy McKlaine

About The Author: Bettsy McKlaine is the Director of Adult and Graduate Admissions at Neumann University and a proud Alumna. The Neumann Community has become her second family and she loves to interact with students, both from the undergraduate and graduate population. Her favorite time of year is at the start of each semester as students begin classes!

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