Social-Emotional Learning: Integrating SEL within MTSS

Please note: The microlearning experience is being hosted by Arist where an account creation will be required.

It can be overwhelming for administrators and educators to know which initiatives to focus on and how to implement them in schools and classrooms. In this course, you will learn about the Multi-Tiered System of Support (MTSS) in Michigan and why it is important to integrate SEL into that framework. Through examples and resources, you will focus on reviewing what embedding SEL can look like in your school, learning what the essential components of MTSS are, and how to integrate various initiatives within an organized framework that supports effective learner outcomes.

In this course, you will:

  • Review CASEL’s Conceptual Model,
  • Describe the five essential components of an MTSS as defined by the MDE MTSS Practice Profile,
  • Explore how MTSS and SEL are tied into other initiatives (e.g., PBIS, Trauma-Informed, Student Mental Health, etc), and
  • Describe how to integrate SEL along with other school-wide initiatives (i.e. PBIS) into the MTSS framework.

SCECHs Granted


Who should take this course?

Support Staff

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

Early Childhood
High School
Lower Elementary
Middle School
Upper Elementary

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.