Online Class:  

Teacher as Counselor: 

Current Counseling Skills for the Classroom

Instructor: Natalie Conway

This course is designed to help you to develop advanced communication and problem-solving skills while working with students in order to assist them with the plethora of issues that arise in any school setting, from Kindergarten through high school. As you read and reflect on the text (details below), you'll learn the basics of counseling skills and realize how you can use these skills in your role as a teacher, and in your personal life as well. You'll explore related concepts such as Abraham Maslow's hierarchy of needs, Aaron Beck's cognitive behavioral therapy, Carol Dweck's growth mindset, and the importance of the creation of smart goals.  


For K-12 Teachers

This class is offered for 3 Quarter Credits

Required Textbook:  

Counseling Skills for Teachers by Jeffrey A Kottler and Ellen Kottler 

Register Anytime!  You can start your course TODAY!

1. Click "Registration" below.  Our site will redirect you to an SPU registration page where you will pay both the TINT and SPU fee with a credit card. 

2. You will receive an email from SPU with your receipt and a link to the coursework. 

3. You have a year to complete the work at your own pace.  Your grade will be posted on your transcript within a few weeks (and often sooner) of you finishing!


Option 1:  Non-Credit/Audit TINT Tuition Fee (30 PDUs):  $525

Option 2:  3 Quarter Credit (60 PDUs) = TINT Tuition Fee: $525

+ $165 SPU Credit Fee (Click here for SPU Info) = $690

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Student Testimonials:

Here is her testimonial - I feel like this class really gave me time to dive deeply into how I can better support all of my students and reminded me of a lot of psychology classes I had forgotten about from my undergrad in college. It is so easy to get wrapped up in trying to get everything done, academically, as a teacher, but this class reminded me that without having our basic needs met (Maslow’s hierarchy) we can’t fully attend and learn

and grow. 

TINT Student

This has been a very helpful class and I am very thankful that I was able to dive in deeper to what it means to truly lead and guide in situations that might arise in my classroom where a child needs more than just a teacher.  But also knowing that I am still just the teacher, but now I have more skills to help them and myself through these situations.  Thank you Natalie for offering this class.

TINT Student

This class has been so helpful and it was a pleasure to learn so much about the counseling techniques!

TINT Student

This course has really been an eye opener for me. I have really enjoyed this class and have opened up a new line of self-help for myself.

TINT Student

This course, Counseling Skills for Teachers, has been incredibly helpful...I appreciate the opportunity I’ve had to learn from this course and to build my toolbox. In the end, I benefit from what I have learned here, but so do my students. 

TINT Student

I enjoyed the course and appreciated your communication through it all.

TINT Student

Thank you for your guidance and feedback throughout this course.  I have definitely gained insight and experienced growth in my personal and professional life. This book will be a valuable resource moving forward.

TINT Student

The teacher as counselor class really came to life in my everyday teaching making the content totally relevant. I think for any teacher this class is relevant because we experience these topics continuously throughout the school year.

TINT Student

I wish I would have taken this class sooner. It's been great for me and my students...those I have in class now and in the future.

TINT Student