Fostering a Growth Mindset in Your Students

Course #: EDDU 9451

Credit: 3 semester hours of Graduate credit from UMASS Global

Cost: $400

Growth Mindset

Course Description

It is clear from the research, that for students to be successful in the classroom, they need to possess certain attitudes and beliefs about themselves and their ability to learn. These attitudes and beliefs have been collectively categorized as students who possess a “growth mindset.” Meaning that these students believe in their ability to learn, grow, and develop is based upon their hard work, perseverance, practice, and dedication.  It is not the result of some genetic lottery where some individuals are lucky and receive the “gifted” gene, and others pull the “ordinary ” gene. What is even more important, is that research has shown that these beliefs and attitudes can be taught to students and have a significant impact upon improving student performance in the classroom.


This course consists of 3 modules. Each module has a PowerPoint presentation that you will watch and then complete the accompanying worksheets.

You can choose to have each module sent to you as you complete it, or we can send you all of the modules at the same time.

You will have up to 6 months to complete the class. Credit for the class can’t be granted sooner than one month after registering even if you complete all the modules before that time.

Once you have completed the class, you will receive an email from the University of Massachusetts Global with your student account. It will have a login and password for you to be able to access your grades and request a transcript.

If you have any questions or concerns as you view the PowerPoints and complete the written work, please contact Emily LoVerde Berchier at:

Phone: (503) 333-9609

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