Social-Emotional Learning: Embedding SEL Schoolwide

Implementing and maintaining social-emotional learning (SEL) school and district-wide, with fidelity, is paramount to its overall success. This course provides information about ways that SEL can be integrated in a school’s policies and practices. You will focus on leadership and delineating actions that administrators and instructional leaders can take to embed SEL within the core functioning of the school, such as, aligning its collective values with other school initiatives and creating a SEL vision and mission. This course is part of the Social and Emotional Learning series.

In this course, you will:

  • Describe a systemic approach to implement SEL, while also considering times of budgetary stress or leadership turnover,
  • Recognize the importance of implementing SEL schoolwide, such that SEL is not an add-on but integrated into the fabric of school life,
  • Develop SEL alongside other important efforts that occur within the school (e.g., MTSS, educator effectiveness, discipline, PBIS, mental health, bullying, trauma-responsive practices, and cultural responsiveness),
  • Identify strategies to embed SEL within the school improvement planning process to reflect SEL as a priority,
  • Create action steps to explicitly embed SEL within the daily function and instruction of schools and classrooms.

SCECHs Granted


Who should take this course?


What grade level(s) does this course apply to?

Early Childhood
High School
Lower Elementary
Middle School
Upper Elementary

Course Partner


Course Vendor

Michigan Virtual

Limited Course Capacity

We’re sorry to inform you that we have reached capacity for several of our Semester 1 and Trimester 1 courses. You’ll notice when attempting to enroll students in our Student Learning Portal that some courses are unavailable. While we are no longer accepting new enrollments for these courses at this time, many courses continue to remain open for enrollment.

With many students across the state 100% remote, demand for our online courses is greater than ever before. Because every course we offer is taught by a Michigan-certified teacher, this high volume of enrollments has created capacity issues for our teachers who provide each and every student with individual feedback.

While the Michigan Virtual team anticipated and planned for significant increases in student enrollments this Fall, the increased demand we’ve experienced has been unprecedented. As a result, we are taking steps to hire even more part-and full-time teachers to support larger numbers of student enrollments for Semester 2 as well as for Trimester 2 and 3. 

For schools that still need online learning options this year, please fill out the form at the bottom of our virtual pathways page to meet with someone to discuss other solutions. While some of our teacher-led courses are full, we may still have the capacity to help you in upcoming terms or can discuss timing to implement a whole-school or collaborative program in which local teachers from your school/district use our online course content to teach students. We also have free course content and resources available for you to use.

We know this is an incredibly stressful time for all, and we’re sorry if the courses you’re looking for are unavailable. We never want to turn away a student who wants to learn from us. Our top concern, however, is student success, and we have a policy to not take on additional enrollments if we cannot guarantee that all students will have a quality online learning experience. 

We appreciate your patience and understanding as we navigate the unusually high volume of enrollments we are receiving.