Program Highlights & Benefits
Effective responses to student trauma and resiliency skills necessary to thrive and learn
2 year completion time, including holiday breaks
No GRE or admission tests
No weekend classes
What You Learn
More than 25 percent of American youth experience a serious traumatic event by age 16 and many children suffer multiple and repeated traumas. This trauma affects children’s learning.
A trauma-informed care approach in schools is sweeping the nation, as student needs change and schools seek to address – and overcome – barriers to learning. When teachers learn effective responses to student trauma, and how to help instill resiliency skills necessary to thrive in the classroom, children have better learning outcomes – in school and in life.
How You Learn
This is an asynchronous online cohort program. Students will participate in activities through the online learning management system (Blackboard) which may include assignments, weekly discussion boards, and/or collaborate on group activities done electronically. You will take one course at a time finishing every 8 weeks. This program is designed with the working educator in mind and combines the benefits of a supportive cohort approach and a flexible learning environment.
At completion of the program as outlined below, you will earn a Master of Arts in Education with an emphasis in Trauma and Resilience in Educational Settings.
Graduates can pursue careers in a variety of trauma-informed specialties which include trauma-informed care professional development leader, trauma-informed care program advisor to local, state, or national policymakers, or leader in trauma-informed care for schools and districts.
|EDU 505*||Trauma and its Impact on Child Development||3|
|EDU 506*||Trauma-Informed Practices and Resilience||3|
|EDU 507*||Trauma-Informed Classroom Teachers||3|
|EDU 508*||Creating a Trauma-Informed School||3|
|EDU 509*||Trauma-Informed Intervention for the Education Professional||3|
|ED 521||Educational Research and Applications||3|
|ED 512||Ethical Issues for Professional Educators||3|
|CI 525||Innovation in Learning and Teaching||3|
|CI 585||Educational Assessment||3|
|ED 590||Conducting Research and Completing the Capstone||3|
|Total Credit Hours:||30|
This is not an official schedule and your cohort may take these courses in a different order.
*Courses denoted with an asterisk are the courses required to complete the Trauma and Resilience Certificate only.