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Welcome to the Children’s Mental Health online course! Successful completion of this course will earn THREE clock hours that address the following MN teacher licensure requirement:

"Effective for renewal of professional licenses which expire on June 30, 2005, and after, applicants must also include in their 125 clock hours instruction or other professional development activities which address further preparation in understanding the key warning signs of early-onset mental illnesses in children and adolescents which may include depressed mood, excessive fears and anxieties, changes in behavior and performance, failure to develop peer relationships, impaired concentration and thinking, suicidal gestures, the potential connection to substance use, and knowledge of steps to be taken if such warning signs are observed." For questions about licensure see this Minnesota Department of Education page.

Be aware that in order to obtain clock hour credit you’ll have to produce work in this course. The instructor will review your work to be sure it meets course requirements. You’ll have opportunities to resubmit your work until you succeed, but expect to set aside two solid hours of effort in order to successfully complete the course.

This online course requires the following modest hardware requirements. Please go to this test page to make sure that your computer can handle the content. It is your responsibility to make sure your computer meets the requirements for the course.

In this session you will learn about Mental Health and the variety of ways it affects us. As you navigate through the session you will:

  • You will understand the scope of mental health disorders in children.

  • You will be able to understand the common definition of mental health and understand how the normal brain functions in learning and what factors may interfere with the learning process.

  • Learners will identify major mental health challenges our students face in schools and the behaviors and emotional responses associated with various mental health diagnoses.

  • Learners will understand the importance of accessing mental health resources and assistance within the school and promote effective communication with parents and caregivers regarding mental health concerns.

  • You will learn positive behavior supports and accommodations for the classroom setting.

To complete this course:

1. If you are a ISD 287 employee please register for your course at the 287 Professional Development Hub.

2. Create an account and pay $25 with credit card on our Registration page. Registration is two easy steps, and you can begin working right away.

3. Complete your course.

4. Your instructor will verify that you have successfully completed the course, notify you, and provide access to print out your CEU certificate for 2 clock hours addressing the mental health licensure requirement.

Thank-you for participating in this course. If you are interested in additional online courses, go to the PREP Center Homepage.

Questions about licensure requirements?

See this Minnesota Department of Education page.

Questions about registering for this course?

Contact Eric Carlson at


Intermediate District 287
1820 XENIUM LANE NORTH Plymouth, MN 55441
PH: 763-559-3535

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