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Strategies for Well-Being and Self-Care for Educators (EMDA 200)

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*Self-Paced: You are required to schedule one virtual meeting with your instructor – one at mid-term of the course.
1 Semester Hours of Credit

Summer 2024 Course Dates: May 2 - August 21, 2024

*Registration will open March 1, 2024, and you have until June 12, 2024 to register.
but you should be submitting your work as you complete it. You then have two weeks to virtually meet with your instructor before the course ends on August 21, 2024.
Anticipated Fall 2024 Course Dates: September 2 - December 16, 2024.

1 Semester Hour of Graduate Credit - $220 (not including the cost of the textbook)‌

Course Overview

This self-paced course examines self-care, which is a set of intentional activities and practices that promote overall well-being, including psychological, physical, spiritual, and emotional health. Self-care practices lead to increased well-being and satisfaction with life. Self-care starts with being aware of one’s own needs and actively prioritizing meeting those needs. It is important to note that self-care without community care is incomplete. Social connections and support networks are crucial in promoting more holistic well-being, as self-care cannot happen in isolation. Community care focuses on the individual within their social context with collective and mutual responsibility in promoting well-being. This four-module, self-paced course will offer research-based practical self-care strategies for increased well-beingThis course will focus on understanding well-being, happiness, and resilience and will help identify, practice, and acquire tools to enhance self and community well-being.  

Course Objectives

  • Be able to describe key concepts of well-being, happiness, and resilience theories and how to apply them. 
  • Develop an insight into understanding their needs and be able to list three of them.
  • Develop practical strategies to increase well-being for themself within their community.
  • Develop a toolkit to manage stress, overcome challenges, and use their strengths to improve well-being. 

Required Materials

The How of Happiness: A New Approach to Getting the Life You Want by Sonja Lyubomirsky 2008

Website: create an account (it is free). You will take some of the questionnaires on this website.


Instructor: Bengü Ergüner - Tekinalp, Ph.D

This course may not run as scheduled if we do not reach our minimum number of registrations.  Should this occur, all registered students will have the option of receiving a full refund OR rolling the registration over into the following semester.