Social, Emotional, Behavioral Wellness Endorsement

Online 12 major credits * 2 semesters
Classes begin in January - reserve your seat today!
8 week courses • Blended Format or Online

Program Highlights & Benefits

100 % online with Synchronous and Asynchronous courses

2 Semester Completion Time

Finish one course every eight weeks

No weekend classes


The SEB Wellness Endorsement is designed for post-baccalaureate candidates that have an Instructional I or Instructional II Pennsylvania teaching certificate. This program equips certified Pennsylvania Educators with knowledge about social-emotional wellness, behavioral and mental health literacy, and the characteristics and impact of adverse childhood experiences, trauma and mental illness on PK-12 students. This endorsement supports teachers and teacher candidates to develop prevention and intervention skills to implement multi-tiered systems of support and to collaborate with families, agencies, and communities.

What You Learn

The hallmark of students who complete a program of studies in the School of Education at Holy Family University is a love of learning, a passion that manifests itself in two ways. The first is a drive for both personal and professional growth, resulting in the mastery of content to be taught and the pedagogical skills needed to create effective classrooms. The second is an affirmation of the dignity of each human person. Students take the initiative to learn about others and the diverse viewpoints they contribute to society. Their passion for learning is rooted in their deep respect for students, parents, and colleagues; a respect that prompts them to provide the kind of instruction that will maximize student achievement and challenge themselves and others to think deeply about their experiences and their learning. As a consequence, our graduates lead by example and model for their students and colleagues the intellectual and moral rigor that characterizes the very best of educators.

How You Learn

This is a fully online cohort that includes 2 synchronous courses and 2 asynchronous courses. For the synchronous courses, students are required to log in one time a week. Cohorts of students enroll in two eight week sessions per semester and summer taking one course per eight week session. Asynchronous online activities which include assignments, webinars or chats, case studies, discussion threads, assessments and/or collaborative group activities are completed electronically using the Canvas learning management system.

*Occasionally classes are offered in 14 week sessions over the summer-Summer courses will be completed in 6 1/2 weeks

Career Outcomes

Upon completion of this program students will be eligible for a PA Social, Emotional, Behavioral Wellness Endorsement. The Social, Emotional, Behavioral Wellness Endorsement is a 12 credit add-on endorsement to any current instructional I or II certification.

Degree Requirements

Online Instruction Endorsement

EDSP 578Positive Management Strategies in Special Education: Theoretical Concepts Applied to the Classroom (15 hours field experience required)3
EDUC 557Social, Emotional & Behavioral Wellness Theory & Application (20 hrs Field Experience)3
COUN 521Survey of Community Counseling Agencies3
EDUC 558Understanding Students with Social, Emotional, and Intellectual Disabilities3
 Total Credit Hours:12
Please Note:

This is only an introduction to the program. Coursework may be taken in a different order

*Social, Emotional, Behavioral Wellness Endorsement Only option is not eligible for financial aid*