Educational Therapists do more than identify where a student is struggling or what they need to learn. They identify why a student is struggling and how they learn best! Expand your existing knowledge base and career options through our Professional Certificate in Educational Therapy. Learn how to demystify both common and unique learning issues, and work to create and implement individualized treatment plans to meet your client's needs. As increased class sizes and limited resources constrain special education programs and services, the demand for Educational Therapists is expected to continue with an upward trajectory. Many choose to establish their own private practice, while others contract with school districts. Our program combines theory with practice, with both coursework and fieldwork. Under the guidance of experienced professionals, you are certain to receive high quality instruction, which you can immediately implement in your career.
Duration times can vary talk to your student success coach for more information.
Total Units 22 Units
Individuals looking to expand into the field of educational therapy and provide much needed services to students and families.
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 comprehensive personalized assessments
How information from other professionals, educators, and family members can be incorporated into a comprehensive educational therapy plan
Strategies for addressing social and emotional aspects that impede learning
Methods for forming mutually supportive relationships with clients, families, schools and other involved professionals
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 of K-12 classroom teaching or related experience
Applicants who are not credentialed teachers or who have not taken a general reading course, must complete EDUC X450.17 - Methods for Teaching Reading (4 units) before enrolling in any Level II course.
Techniques of Educational Therapy, Part IIThis course examines the educational therapist's role in remediating client learning difficulties and in developing compensatory strategies to use in educational, vocational, or social settings.
Advanced Understanding of Adjunct TherapiesAdjunct diagnoses and treatments, utilizing theories and methods involved in occupational therapy (sensory integration), vision therapy, music therapy, and neuropsychology assessments are addressed in this course assessments.
Management of Clinical PracticeEstablishing a private practice and operating it as a successful business is a challenging process to beginners in the field.
We offer multiple start dates to give you flexibility in your eduction, life and work schedules.