Lauryn's Law Syllabus

Credits:  1                                                                Cost:  $299                                              Course no: EDAU 9767

Course Description

This course meets the requirement for recertification as a Professional School Counselor outlined in Lauryn’s Law. Students will explore curriculum that will increase their knowledge and skills to understand and respond to the social, emotional, and personal development of students.  Through this course, educators will explore indicators of mental illness and behavioral distress; including depression, trauma, violence, youth suicide, and substance abuse. Students will identify professional resources to help students in crisis. This course provides a current overview of supports and resources for distribution to parents or guardians, school staff, and students, as needed.

Students will be able to:

1. Explain the purpose of Lauren's Law.

2. Identify the professional resources for students in crisis.

3. Recognize the indicators of mental illness and behavioral distress.

Academic credit hours:    

1 credit = 15 hours                      2 credits = 30 hours                         3 credits = 45 hours

 Materials

All materials are accessed via the course website.

For additional reading

o   on school culture you may wish to review Deal, T. E., and Peterson, K. D., Shaping School Culture: The Heart of School Leadership, 2003

o   on teamwork you may wish to review Patrick Lencioni’s book, The Five Dysfunctions of a Team

 

Recommendations

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Read the assignment requirements before completing the required reading and videos.

Turn in assignments once ALL have been completed.

The process

Educators will order the course on the website, www.studentservicesacademy.com

SSA will send a course syllabus as well as a textbook for free. (if required) After the assignments are completed and have been graded by the instructor, the instructor will then send an email stating that the coursework is up to standard or provide opportunities to revise and resubmit the work. Revision opportunities will be granted until the coursework has met the standard. Student may then order a transcript from the university.

American Disabilities Act 

No student shall be denied the benefit of an education “solely by reason of a handicap.” Accommodations will be provided for individuals with documented disabilities or special needs learning. Please let us know how we can assist by contacting us at icanhelp.ssa@gmail.com

Grading & Transcripts

Please allow 3-5 business days for instructor feedback and grading. Verify that all grades and credits are posted to your student record prior to ordering official transcripts.

·       Using your Brandman University student account, log in to MyBrandman and click on the “Self-Service” icon in the Quick Links area in the upper right corner of the page.

·       Log in to the secure site and click on the Student tab.

·       To view your grades, click on Student Records, then View your Academic Transcript.

·       Select “All Levels” and “Brandman University Unofficial” and click submit.

Verify that all grades and credit hours have been processed before ordering an official transcript.  

Payments and Refunds

Payment in full is due upon registration.  Students can get a refund up to 7 days from the date of purchase minus a $50 cancellation fee. It is your responsibility to check with your district BEFORE registering to confirm they will accept these credits.

 How to Submit coursework

Do not submit coursework until all the sections are complete. Students will submit coursework via email attachment. (Word document or PDF) Send directly to instructor.ssa@gmail.com

Within the subject line include your name and course title.

Example:  Subject:  John Doe, How to conduct a residency investigation

Formatting Requirements

Use size 12-point font and double spacing. Use your own styling format or an APA writing style format.

Academic dishonesty

Our expectation and requirement is for students to do their own work without engaging in academic dishonesty.  Academic dishonesty will not be tolerated. Any student found to be in violation of this policy will be immediately removed from the course and given a failing grade.

Acts include but are not limited to:

Cheating – Any attempt to use unauthorized materials in any academic exercise.

Plagiarism – Using another person's words or ideas without giving credit to that person.

Fabrication – Intentional falsification of information in an academic activity.

Need a Transcript 

Our academic partner will provide your transcript. After we have emailed you your final grade, your transcript will be available within 10 business days. Go to www.brandmanuniversity.com to receive your transcript.

Course Deadline

Final coursework must be submitted within 6 months of registering for the course.

Student Services Academy – Assignment Rubric

Criteria

3

2

1

0

Lessons Learned - Course materials reflections, vocabulary, module take-aways, and/or aha moments

The student’s work has an abundant connection to course materials, vocabulary, module take- aways and/or includes aha

moments

The student’s work has some connections to course materials, vocabulary, module take-aways and/or includes aha moments.

The student’s work has few connections to course materials, vocabulary, module take-aways and/or little mention of aha moments.

The student’s work has no connections to course materials, vocabulary, module take-aways and/or includes no aha moments

Lessons Learned – Other Scholarly or Practitioners Materials

Reflections

The student’s work includes multiple connections to other scholarly or

practitioner materials

The student’s work includes some connections to other scholarly or practitioner

materials.

The student’s work has few connections to other scholarly or practitioner

materials.

The student’s work includes no connections to other scholarly or practitioner

materials

Lessons Learned – Making Connections

The student’s work articulates multiple connections between this learning experience and content from other courses, past learning, life experiences and/or future goals.

The student’s work articulates connections between this learning experience and content from other courses, past learning experiences, and/or future goals.

The student’s work attempts to articulate connections between this learning experience and content from other courses, past learning experiences, or personal goals, but the connection is vague and/or unclear.

The student’s work does not articulate any connection to other learning or experiences.

Analysis/Mechanics

The student’s work is an in-depth analysis of the learning experience, the value of the derived learning to self or others, and the enhancement of the student’s appreciation for the discipline. The student’s work has the correct use of APA citations, spelling, punctuation and grammar.

The student’s work is an analysis of the learning experience and the value of the derived learning to self or others. The student’s work has the correct use of APA citations, spelling, punctuation and grammar.

The student’s work attempts to analyze the learning experience but the value of the learning to the student or others is vague and/or unclear. The student’s work has few uses of correct APA citations, spelling, punctuation and grammar.

The student’s work does not move beyond a description of the learning experience. The student’s work does not use correct APA citations, spelling, punctuation and grammar.

3: Above average to exceptional graduate level performance

2: Average to above average graduate level performance

1:  Unacceptable graduate level performance