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
Completion of this program may lead to Associate Status as an Educational Therapist, if all other prerequisites required by AET have been met. Other career options that some students choose are principals and heads of educational therapy centers, or with additional training, speech therapists, marriage and family therapy specialists, or educational psychologists.
“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.
“The richest part of your experience in my classroom will be that we learn together, and we learn from each other! You will not only gain a greater understanding of how to assess and assist students who have suspected or diagnosed learning difficulties, you will gain increased self-awareness in order to be a more effective clinician.”
Dr. Jane Adelizzi
Faculty Member, Dean of Students and Author
Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology
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