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Drugs and Alcohol in Schools

Drugs & Alcohol in Schools: Understanding Substance Use & Abuse

The College of Extended and Global Education is proud to partner with Virtual Education Software (VESi), a leading provider of accredited online courses for educators. These online professional development courses are written by top educators and provide relevant and interactive instruction on a wide variety of subjects.

Online courses work with your schedule, allowing you to participate when it’s most convenient for you. Each course instructor is available for professional questions by e-mail or a toll-free phone number. Courses are offered for either 3 or 4.5 semester units of continuing education-level credit. Most students can complete 3-unit courses in about 30 hours and 4.5-unit courses in about 45 hours. You may register for these courses at any time during the semester however you have 16 weeks to finish the course from the time of enrollment.

VESi courses are now tablet-compatible, making it easy for you to log-in to your course at anytime and anywhere!

Course Description

Units: 3 

Price: $450

EDUC 3578. This course is designed to help the learner gain a more comprehensive understanding of alcohol, drugs and their influences in the classroom. It provides a contextual framework for understanding what students may be experiencing, either through their own substance use or as a result of the substance use of persons close to them, and provides a basic historical perspective of substance use along with the biological, psychological and social factors that comprise the disease of addiction. Upon course completion, the learner will better understand the complex dynamics that contribute to this biological and social phenomenon.


* Fees are subject to change