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Social-Emotional Learning & Psychological Well-Being Certificate

This certificate can be completed entirely online

Social-Emotional Learning & Psychological Well-Being Certificate

The 18-credit hour certificate in Social Emotional Learning and Psychological Well-Being will further educators, mental health professionals and others in the science of social-emotional learning, development, and interventions, and aspects related to diversity and systems change. This program was developed through collaborative efforts by ESU’s counselor education department, elementary education/early childhood education department, and psychology department. Students can complete this certificate completely online.


Coursework required + options

18 hours required: Must take coursework in 4 of the 5 areas 

Crisis Management 

PY565 / 765 School Crisis Response – The PREPaRE Model 3 cr hr 

CE801 Crisis Counseling and Trauma-Informed Care 3 cr hr 

Diversity and Cultural Awareness 

PY846 Culture, Assessment and Treatment in Psychology 3 cr hr 

CE708 Multicultural Counseling 3 cr hr 

EL 535 Cultural Awareness for Educators 3 cr hr 

Counseling & Behavioral Interventions 

SD805 – Advanced Behavior Interventions 3 cr hr 

SD802 Seminar in Behavior Management 3 cr hr 

CE830 Group Processes in Counseling 3 cr hr 

Social Emotional Development & Learning 

EL 515 Introduction to Trends in Trauma and Resilience in Education 3 cr hr 

SD560 – Collaboration and Strategies for Inclusive Settings 3 cr hr 

PY836 School Based Prevention & Intervention 3 cr hr 

Systems Change and Research 

PY801 School Psychological Consultation 3 cr hr 

PY760 Research and Statistical Analysis for School and Applied Psychologist 3 cr hr 

Each candidate will be assigned an advisor in the candidate’s main area of interest, background, or specialization. The advisor and candidate will develop a plan of study including courses to be taken. This plan of study will be submitted for approval to the department chair. 

Transfer credits allowed:

Up to six transfer credit hours from a regionally accredited institution can be accepted. 

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Mailing Address

Department of Elementary Education / Early Childhood / Special Education
Emporia State University
1 Kellogg Circle
Campus Box 4036
Emporia, KS 66801