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3 Graduate Credit Hours (ED500) through Colorado State University - Pueblo


Credit Hours: 3

Format: Online Self-paced

Instructor: Mercedes Rasmussen; MA, M.Ed Email:


Catalog Description:


This course will identify and assist in implementing the key components for making a difference in your classroom. Effective teaching is about how you teach your students including your interaction, strong relationships built and the climate you create; not about the tools you use to teach them. No teacher should have to suffer through a stressful teaching environment or deal with disrespectful behavior. This course aims to help teachers eliminate much frustration and create their dream class.


Required Text(s) and Other Materials:

All materials will be provided by the instructor in the Canvas classroom.

Learning Management System: Internet access, connection to Canvas learning management system portal.

Dream Team: Transfer Your Students Into the Perfect Class

  • Mercedes Rasmussen, M.A, M.Ed., is a business teacher and DECA sponsor with 25 years of experience in the secondary classroom and 2 years of experience as an instructor at the University level in the area of Teacher Education. She believes in the power of building strong relationships with students and building a warm and welcoming classroom environment. In her free time Mercedes enjoys spending time with her husband and 2 sons. She is passionate about helping teachers enhance and build curriculum that engages students and helps to build excitement and confidence.

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