Education K-12 M.A.

Year Approved


First Advisor

Silmser, Lisa


This thesis examines the role of social and emotional learning skills in the schools. Teachers and schools are able to use a variety of interventions to address students’ social and emotional health needs within the school building. This would include using strategies, collaborations between school support staff, and integrating community resources such as clinical professionals into the school buildings. There are factors that the need to be addressed when supporting students’ social and emotional needs such as their culture, disability, and demographics to best support the needs of students. Teachers are also able to influence their students social and emotional health needs through trainings on how to support them and by building relationships with their students. When teachers are able to get this training in their preservice programs, it allows them to be better equipped to address and handle these needs in the classroom. When teachers and schools are able to address social and emotional learning skills in the classroom, they are able to teach students how to handle a variety of situations that occur when working with a group of people which can in turn help decrease bullying among students.

Degree Name

Education K-12 M.A.

Document Type

Masterʼs thesis

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