Course Description

Through an ongoing pandemic and civil and political unrest, millions of American children and their teachers are returning to K-12 classrooms traumatized. Trauma-informed classrooms have never been more pertinent or more important!

Trauma-Informed Education is the last in a 3-part series that provides information on trauma in a way that is applicable for k-12 teachers. This course will provide information on Trauma-Informed Education:

  • What is it?
  • Who uses it?
  • What does the research show us?
  • How can we use it in our classrooms?

Target Audience

This course is intended for k-12 teachers of any discipline.

Course Purpose

This course provides K-12 Educators of any discipline with a broad overview of Trauma-Informed Classroom and gives ideas for how to teach, discipline, and create a classroom that adheres to the basic ideas of Trauma-Informed education.


This course is the third in a 3-part series on trauma and Trauma-Informed Education.

At the end of this course, students will be able to:

  • Identify common fields where Trauma-Informed care and education is being used.
  • Articulate what Trauma-Informed Education is and what it would look like in a k-12 classroom.
  • Articulate how to teach and discipline in a Trauma-Informed way.
  • Identify reasons for why Trauma-Informed education is important.

Course Time to Complete

This course will take students about 10 hours to complete.


This course will take approximately 10 hours to complete and you have the opportunity to purchase optional 1 Continuing Ed Unit from Adams State University.

If you have any questions about the course, please email us at "[email protected]."

Technology Needed For the Course

In order to complete this course, you will need a computer with speakers that is connected to the internet.

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Course Instructor: Teresa Campbell, MM, MA

Teresa Campbell is a musician, advocate, and experienced instructor specializing in working with immigrant students and students with traumatic backgrounds. She has taught violin and orchestra to children and adults, English as a Second Language to adults, provided GED coaching to adults looking to get their high school diploma, and has also worked in the areas of youth homelessness and crisis work. Teresa holds a Bachelor of Music in violin performance, a Master of Music in Music Education, and a second Master of Arts in English as a Second Language. In addition to writing online professional development courses, Teresa works as an Adult Education Coordinator at the Hartford Public Library, maintains a small studio of violin and viola students, plays gigs in the Hartford area, and holds the position of Regional Vice Chair for Region 1 on the Board of American Mensa.