Special Education M.A.

Year Approved


First Advisor

Bonawitz, Katie


Students across America are struggling with mental health issues and their ability to maintain adequate performance in school. Teachers pass them in the hall without ever noticing that they might be suffering. They wear a smile on their face, and never give any attention to the fact that they need help. As a result, students are failing, becoming socially withdrawn, and experiencing behavior changes. In today’s classroom, teachers are using Social-Emotional Learning to address an overall well-being of students. In order to adapt teaching methods to meet the needs of students who might be struggling with mental illness, teachers need to adapt their methods. There have been numerous benefits for students who have been introduced to Social-Emotional Learning in the classroom.

Degree Name

Special Education M.A.

Document Type

Masterʼs thesis