Faculty of Education and Humanities
Department of English Language and Literature

Code Name Level Year Semester
ELT 323 Classroom Management Undergraduate 3 Fall
Status Number of ECTS Credits Class Hours Per Week Total Hours Per Semester Language
Compulsory 5 2 + 1 147 English

Instructor Assistant Coordinator
Senad Bećirović, Assoc. Prof. Dr. assist prof. Senad Becirovic Senad Bećirović, Assoc. Prof. Dr. no email

One of the major challenges teachers face in their practice is classroom management. When a teacher does not have essential management skills, effective instruction may not occur in the classroom. In this course students will learn to create a productive learning environment. Students will study research related to classroom management and review the work of experts in the field to inform their instructional practice. Students will explore a plethora of activities and techniques that encourage prosocial behavior and promote collaboration, teamwork, and positive teacher-student and peer relationships in classroom.

As a result of completing the course, students will be able to:
• Explain the interconnectedness of curriculum, instruction, assessment and their effect on classroom management;
• Recognize behavioral norms with the classroom setting.
• Describe management skills as related to the classroom.
• Create an environment conducive to learning for all students
• Analyze your own teaching practices and identify areas for change to improve your classroom management skills;
• Give details regarding unique aspects of the classroom including special needs and violence.
• Distinguish the role of the paraeducator’s role versus classroom teacher’s role in guiding the classroom.
• Implement strategies for preventing discipline problems;
• Formulate techniques and strategies to modify student activities based on student behaviors and skill level.
• Demonstrate an understanding of a variety of classroom management.
• Identify factors that influence student motivation, learning, and prosaically behavior.

  1. Classroom Management in Perspective
  2. Comprehensive Classroom Management
  3. Understanding Students\' Basic Psychological Needs
  4. Establishing Positive Teacher—Student Relationships
  5. Establishing Effective Relationships with Students
  6. Creating Positive Peer Relationships
  7. Activities for Establishing a Cohesive, Supportive Group
  9. Working with Parents
  10. Developing Standards for Classroom Behavior
  11. Creative Examples of Teaching Rules and Procedures

  1. Enhancing Students\' Motivation to Learn
  2. Responding to Violations of Pupils and Procedures
  3. Developing Individual behavior Change Plans
  4. Systematization


    • Interactive Lectures
    • Presentation
    • Discussions and group work
    • Problem solving
    Description (%)
    Method Quantity Percentage (%)
    Midterm Exam(s)120
    Term Paper110
    Class Deliverables110
    Final Exam150
    Total: 100
    Learning outcomes
    • • Demonstrate knowledge of modifying the learning environment (schedule and physical arrangement) to prevent and manage inappropriate behaviors;
    • • Demonstrate an awareness of strategies to use for crisis prevention/intervention;
    • • Give details regarding unique aspects of the classroom including special needs and violence;
    • • Demonstrate how to create a safe, positive, supporting environment that values diversity;
    • • Making the best use of resources;
    • • Design learning environments including use of technological advances that support and enhance instruction;
    • • Design and apply behavior management techniques for making positive changes in students’ academic/social/affective behavior;
    • • Supporting active citizenship, equal opportunities and social cohesion.
    • Jones, V., & Jones, L. (2007). Comprehensive classroom management: Creating communities of support and solving problems (8th ed.). Boston: Allyn and Bacon.

    ECTS (Allocated based on student) WORKLOAD
    Activities Quantity Duration (Hour) Total Work Load
    Lecture (14 weeks x Lecture hours per week)14228
    Laboratory / Practice (14 weeks x Laboratory/Practice hours per week)14114
    Midterm Examination (1 week)133
    Final Examination(1 week)133
    Preparation for Midterm Examination12222
    Preparation for Final Examination14747
    Assignment / Homework/ Project12020
    Seminar / Presentation11010
    Total Workload: 147
    ECTS Credit (Total workload/25): 6