Communication Techniques For Educators –


(3 credits)

This course informs educators about the power of effective communication through awareness, understanding, and implementation. Emphasis is on the communication competencies, interpersonal communication, active listening, and verbal and nonverbal communication. Participants practice positive instructional strategies, classroom discussions, and facilitation of individual and group work.  Participants study the effect of communication related to ethics and diversity.

This graduate-level course is weeks. This course is available as part of a degree or certificate program. To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Advisor.

Ethics and Diversity in Communication

  • Address the communication concerns regarding sexism, ethnocentrism, classism, racism, and ableism in 21st century education.

  • Demonstrate communication techniques to support a positive learning climate.

  • Apply communication ethics in education.

Delivering Instructional Strategies

  • Explain the value of group communication for learning.

  • Use discussion methods to engage learners.

  • Select methods to communicate instruction.

Communication Competencies

  • Distinguish between the domains and roles of communication in education.

  • Compare verbal and nonverbal communication.

  • Analyze listening skills and barriers.

  • Illustrate effective interpersonal communication.

  • Apply communication competencies.

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