Please note: we are no longer accepting new students into this program.
Take any one course or complete all three to earn the Social Emotional Learning Certificate.
The Applied Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) Certificate is designed to support educators and school personnel in developing foundational, responsive and transformative social emotional learning practices.
You will learn the best techniques for building collaborative partnerships with families, students, and the larger educational community, to ensure your students are getting the care and support they need using evidence-based and age-appropriate strategies.
You can take this class at either the undergraduate or graduate level and through either admitted or non-admitted status. We want to provide maximum flexibility to participants to help them accomplish their individual goals. We are also prepared to do group registration for teams of educators from schools or districts. Please contact our registration consultant, Laura Lyon, by email at firstname.lastname@example.org to get signed up!
Ideal for teachers, aides, and administrators
No prior experience required
3 course sequence
9 months to complete
Earn a Certificate
Completers earn WOU’s Applied Social and Emotional Learning Certificate
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There are three courses in this certificate.
Winter – January 4th, 2021 to March 12th, 2021
In this course, you’ll learn about the foundations of children and adolescents’ social-emotional learning and wellbeing. This course considers cognitive, family and humanistic perspectives, and introduces CASEL’s framework of social-emotional learning.
We’ll explore ways to integrate social-emotional learning into daily school practices and subject teaching through community building in schools and classrooms, character development, lesson planning and instruction, and family-school collaborations.
You will also learn the importance of self-care for teachers, educators and staff working in school settings.
Spring – March 29th to June 11th
This course focuses on implementing trauma-informed practices as they align with CASEL’s framework.
You will explore ways to reflect upon and respond to student needs using a variety of interventions, giving you a toolkit of practical classroom-ready skills. You will be encouraged to adapt and integrate class ideas into your own practices and the work you do in schools.
Summer – June 21st to July 30th
The emphasis of this course is critical self-reflection and generative brainstorming. As a group, we will discuss ideas for creating safe school climates that support the well-being of staff and students, promoting school-wide cultures of acceptance, and increasing understanding of instructional strategies that support SEL and equity.
This course will push you to implement justice-oriented teaching practices and use culture, identity, agency, and belonging to create access to the five core SEL competencies.
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