Educational Therapists are in high-demand. As legislation, services and resources for public school special education programs decrease and class sizes continue to increase, this trend is expected to continue. This program is designed to combine theory with practice by developing your knowledge through coursework, while also providing the opportunity to work under supervision with an assigned client. Working with experienced professionals, you are certain to receive high quality learning.
Individuals looking to work in the field of educational therapy and provide services to students and families.
What You'll Learn
- How to perform formal and informal education-based assessments
- Ways to compile and incorporate information from other specialists and parents
- Strategies for addressing social and emotional aspects of learning problems
- Methods for forming supportive relationships with clients and their support system(s)
- Techniques to facilitate communication among the client, family, school and other involved professionals
What You Can Do With This Certificate
Educational Therapy is a fulfilling career choice for resource specialists, teachers of children with learning disabilities, speech/language pathologists, counselors and others interested in providing added support to children and adults with learning disabilities.
“This was a comprehensive, informative, and professional expanding program that gave me practical strategies and therapeutic approaches for working with students. The classes were full of applicable information, and the internship gave me practical experience. I feel ready to begin my career change to Educational therapy.”
Resource Specialist Teacher
Springs Charter Schools
Earning the Certificate
Prior to enrolling, please ensure that you meet the following minimum requirements:
- Bachelor's degree or higher from an accredited institution
- Minimum GPA of 3.0 in university-level coursework
- Related coursework or credential in special education, learning disabilities, speech/language development, psychology, educational psychology or related field
- Two years or more of classroom teaching or related experience
For more information see How to Earn a Certificate
Our certificate programs are designed to be flexible, allowing you the option to take just a few courses or to earn the complete certificate. If choosing to complete the certificate, we recommend you get the most out of your experience by following the suggested completion path below.
Understanding Learning Differences
Psychology of Human Learning
Principles of Educational Therapy
Techniques of Educational Therapy, Part I: Academic and Content Areas
Techniques of Educational Therapy: Part II
Advanced Educational Assessment (Formerly Advanced Psychoeducational Assessment and Evaluation)
Assessment for Educational Therapists: Practicum
Management of Clinical Practice
Internship in Educational Therapy
“Professionally, I majored in the Psychology of Reading, and broadened out to encompass many areas of special education. I have run a private school and clinic for dyslexics for almost 30 years. My favorite thing about teaching at UCR Extension is the interaction with the motivated students. It's a mutual learning experience, and their enthusiasm is contagious. I find it very rewarding.”
Educational Therapist and Founder
Richards Therapy Center and Big Springs School
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