Educational Therapy

Advanced Practitioner Specialization in Educational Therapy

Advanced Practitioner Specialization in Educational Therapy

Online Program


3-5 months



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You've built the knowledge base, now it's time to put theory into practice. See what's it's like to work as an educational therapist, while gaining practical experience as you work one-on-one with a qualified professional in the field. Learn the ins and outs of educational therapy and become familiar with related professional fields, private learning centers, clinics, and schools for individuals with learning weaknesses.

During the program, you will work under supervision with assigned clients to gain experience in assessment and report writing, integration of data for intervention, program planning, and monitoring. Choose an elective in clinical practice management, adjunct therapies, or language-based learning disabilities to round-out your professional growth and expand your capacity as an educational therapist.

Also of Interest: Professional Certificate in Educational Therapy

Designed For

Individuals looking to work in the field of educational therapy and provide services to students and families.

What You'll Learn

  • Methods of identifying typical and atypical learning patterns and issues
  • Creating and implementing individualized treatment plans to meet each client's needs
  • Methods for performing formal and informal personalized education-based assessments
  • Incorporating information from other professionals, educators and family members into a comprehensive educational therapy plan
  • Strategies for addressing social and emotional aspects of learning difficulties
  • Methods for forming mutually supportive relationships with clients, families, schools and other involved professionals

What You Can Do With This Certificate

Educational therapy is a career choice for resource specialists, teachers of children with learning disabilities, speech/language specialists, and others considering an addition to, or a change from the traditional public school environment.

Earning This Certificate

Prior to enrolling, please ensure that you meet the following minimum requirements:

  • Valid teaching credential or a Master's degree in Education, Psychology, Counseling or related field.
  • Minimum GPA of 3.0 in university-level coursework.
  • Two years or more of classroom teaching, counseling, or related experience.
  • Completion of the 22-unit Professional Certificate in Educational Therapy.

Real People. Real Results.

“The Educational Therapy Certificate program improved my ability to combine therapeutic approaches with educational interventions, which I use when I work with students who have specific learning needs. It was a wonderful learning experience.”

Leslie Reichbaum

Lower School Teacher
Westmark School
Encino, CA

Earning the Certificate

For more information see How to Earn a Certificate

Certificate Courses

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.

Quarter 1

Internship in Educational Therapy

EDUC X330.36

3 units


Instructor Spotlight

“"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."”

Regina Richards

Educational Therapist and Founder
Richards Therapy Center and Big Springs School
Riverside, CA

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