School-based Mental Health Education

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HEX 988 | School-based Mental Health Education (10 CEUs)

Mental Health Education The course prepares K-12 professionals to engage or reengage K-12 populations. Data will be synthesized to understand the prevalence of behavioral/mental health issues that impact health and academic outcomes. Research based approaches and cross-cutting measures will be explored to develop lessons, advocacy tools, and parent education materials as described Sections 4107 and 4108 of SSAE.


This is an upper level course and a degree or experience in general education, school administration, school health education, school nursing, school counseling, or public health education is strongly recommended.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Synthesize data to identify the prevalence of behavioral health issues among K-12 school populations.
  2. Create tools to help teachers and others positively impact behavioral/mental health outcomes in K-12 populations.
  3. Analyze how the local, state, or national K-12 School Health Education standards help support K-12 behavioral/ mental health outcomes and support social emotional learning.
  4. Develop K-12 school health education lessons and support tools based upon evidence-based resources, materials, and approaches that develop social competency to engage and reengage K-12 school populations.
  5. Develop collaboration tools for schools and community partners to refine policies, practices and protocols at elementary, middle, and high schools in support of healthy, safe, and supportive learning environments that enhance students’ learning skills which are essential for school readiness and academic success.

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