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.
Individuals looking to expand into the field of educational therapy and provide much needed services to students and families.
What You'll Learn
- Common and unique learning issues, and work to create and implement individualized treatment plans to meet the client's needs
- Methods for performing formal and informal education-based assessments
- Methods for compiling and incorporating information from other specialists and parents into an educational therapy plan
- Strategies for addressing social and emotional aspects of learning problems
- Methods for forming supportive relationships with clients and their support system(s)
- Techniques to facilitate communication among the client, family, school and other involved professionals
What You Can Do With This Certificate
Educational Therapy is a fulfilling career choice for resource specialists, teachers of children with learning disabilities, speech/language pathologists, counselors and others interested in providing added support to children and adults with learning disabilities.
Earning the Certificate
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 (3 units) before enrolling in any Level II course