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Luther College of Arts & Sciences Certificates

Classroom & Behavior Management Certificate

The Classroom and Behavior Management certificate prepares students to apply evidence-based approaches to understand the relationship between behaviors and the environment with the purpose of implementing strategies that improve people’s lives. Students will learn to assess the antecedents, consequences, and contextual variables that pose barriers to living a quality life. Students will learn to conduct preference assessments, utilize appropriate measurement techniques, display data, assess the function(s) of behavior, implement function-based intervention strategies, and monitor student or client progress.

A Midland Student in the Classroom and Behavior Management Undergraduate Academic Certificate will:

  1. Define and provide examples of concepts and principles of behavior management.
  2. Utilize appropriate measurement, data display, and interpretation.
  3. Analyze behavior change procedures.
  4. Design behavior interventions that increase socially appropriate behaviors.
  5. Apply ethical principles and a code of conduct.
Diversity & Inclusion Certificate

The Diversity and Inclusion Certificate is an interdisciplinary certificate of completion intended to complement and enhance a student’s major and/or career preparation. This certificate prepares students to be thought leaders who address emergent issues related to our increasingly diverse communities and global world. While many types of diversity exist, the diversity and inclusion certificate focuses primarily on issues related to race/ethnicity, social class, gender, sexual orientation, and disability.

A Midland Student in the Diversity and Inclusion Undergraduate Academic Certificate:

  1. Demonstrates self-awareness related to issues of diversity, as well as insights into one’s own cultural norms and biases.
  2. Demonstrates understanding of the complexity of elements important to members of another group in relation to its history, values, politics, communication styles, economy, or beliefs and practices.
  3. Interprets intercultural experience from the perspective of more than one worldview and exhibits an ability to act in a supportive manner that recognizes the experiences of another group.
Social Emotional Learning & Behavioral Wellness Certificate

Professionals in all fields must possess the skills and attitudes needed to promote the social-emotional needs of others. By being prepared to make positive, constructive contributions to the work environment, effective leaders can create an environment that is inspiring, challenging, supportive, safe, healthy, engaging, and built on mutual respect. The Social Emotional Learning and Behavioral Wellness Certificate is designed to help create supportive environments and programs using evidence-based and age-appropriate strategies. You will also learn the best techniques for building collaborative partnerships with communities to ensure all individuals are getting the care and support they need. This structured plan of study requires 12 credits of undergraduate coursework.

A Midland Student in the Social Emotional Learning and Behavioral Wellness Undergraduate Academic Certificate will:

  1. Analyze effective counseling techniques through in-class scenarios.
  2. Recognize and identify environmental variables that affect emotions, thoughts, values, strengths, and limitations, and assess how they influence behavior.
  3. Recognize and comprehend how to successfully regulate one’s emotions, thoughts, and behaviors and how to set and work toward personal and academic goals.
  4. Recognize social and ethical norms for behavior including biological and environmental factors and also empathize with others including those from diverse backgrounds and cultures.
  5. Recognize and understand the importance of healthy relationships, communicating clearly, and seeking/offering help when needed.
  6. Make constructive choices about personal behavior based on ethical standards and social norms while evaluating the consequences of various actions.


A full list of Midland University courses and credit information can be found in the Academic Catalog.

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