How to Deal with the Challenging Student in Your Classroom

Course #: EDCU 9978

Credit: 3 semester hours of Graduate credit from UMass Global

Cost: $400

Difficult Student - LoVerde Group

Course Description

The challenging student in the classroom presents two problems for the teacher. One is the impact the student’s challenging behavior is having on that student’s learning. The second is how that challenging behavior takes away from the learning of all the other students in the class. A teacher has only so much time and energy to present their curriculum.  Any behaviors that require the teacher to address not related to that curriculum, takes away from their instruction. In this course, we will look at the root causes of challenging behavior and provide teachers with specific strategies and techniques to eliminate and/or minimize challenging behavior.


This course consists of 4 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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