Behavior Contract Design

Behavior Contract Design

In partnership with Model Teaching, an industry leader in supporting educators, this course will teach you a step-by-step guide for crafting behavior contracts tailored to the needs of a student in your classroom. Model Teaching's Mission is to improve student performance by directly supporting teachers with quality content and resources. You will be introduced to methods for choosing reinforcers, methods for tracking student progress, and strategies for successfully designing and implementing a behavior contract into your classroom.

3 Months Access / 1 Course Hrs
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This teacher professional development course will provide you with a road map for designing behavior contracts (also called behavior agreements) specifically addressing student behaviors in your classroom. It provides specific techniques for selecting appropriate reinforcers that are aligned with your student's motivations, strategies for tracking and evaluating the behavioral progress of the student, and guidance on designing and integrating behavior contracts into your classroom environment. This course will equip you with the knowledge and tools needed to foster a positive and productive learning atmosphere while providing tailored support to individual students in their behavioral development.

The course comes with quizzes and videos to test and expand your knowledge as you progress through your training, a downloadable PDF of the content, and three behavior contract templates that you can utilize based on the grade level in which you teach. The templates are ready for you to build your behavior plan for each student.


  1. Behavior Contract Design Course Content
    1. The video and article will provide you with the content required to understand student behaviors and how to design a behavior contract to improve behaviors of concern. It also includes some "Reflect or Discuss" prompts to help you connect with the course content and ends with a "Try This Task" to guide you explicitly on how you might implement the ideas into the classroom.
  2. Quiz
    1. You will answer questions related to the design of behavior contracts. Quizzes are automatically scored and provide feedback on answer choice rationale.
  3. Implementation Reflection
    1. The reflection prompt requires you to plan for use of the "try this task" by either reflecting on the content yourself or discussing them with the colleague. You will then discuss a new concept you can attempt to implement in the future based on something you learned in the course.
  4. Considerations for Implementation
    1. This short statement helps you reflect on your ideas and assess whether you might be successful in your implementation.
  5. Videos and Further Reading
    1. Additional content suggestions are provided to enhance and expand your understanding of student behaviors and methods for improvement.



There are no prerequisites to take this course.


Hardware Requirements:

  • This course can be taken on either a PC, Mac, or Chromebook.

Software Requirements:

  • PC: Windows 10 or later.
  • Mac: macOS 10.6 or later.
  • Browser: The latest version of Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox is preferred. Microsoft Edge and Safari are also compatible.
  • Microsoft Word Online
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader
  • Software must be installed and fully operational before the course begins.


  • Email capabilities and access to a personal email account.
  • Editing of a Microsoft Word document is required in this course. You may use a free version of Microsoft Word Online, or Google Docs if you do not have Microsoft Office installed on your computer. Model Teaching can provide support for this.

Instructional Material Requirements:

The instructional materials required for this course are included in enrollment and will be available online.

Self-Guided Course Code: T14698