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Social-Emotional Learning & Psychological Well-Being Certificate

Trauma-Informed Education: Social-Emotional Learning & Psychological Well-Being Certificate


Who would be helped by this program?

With an ever-growing awareness of PK-12 students needing their feelings addressed for learning to occur, ESU offers cross-discipline coursework for educators wanting to help students.

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Emporia State University offers extremely competitive tuition rates, as well as tuition reduction programs and scholarships.

Trauma-Informed Education: Social-Emotional Learning & Psychological Well-Being Certificate

Program Description

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:

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. 


Admissions requirements

  1. Undergraduate (baccalaureate) degree in a related field of study from an accredited college or university. 

  2. Admission to Emporia State University for graduate study

  3. Complete the online application form

  4. Pay application fee following the directions on the application form. 

  5. Submit official transcripts from each institution you have attended, either

Graduate School, Campus Box 4003
Emporia State University
1 Kellogg Circle
Emporia, KS 66801-5415

How to Contact Us


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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