The Trauma-Informed Practices Certificate focuses on inclusive practices and equity in education as it relates to recognizing and addressing the learning and behavioral needs of children who have experienced trauma. Coursework presents an opportunity to learn about trauma-informed practices and to learn to create change in current school systems so students have opportunities to grow, succeed and build personal and community resilience. While many of the practices may be applied to all students, the courses within the Certificate will examine why trauma-informed practices are essential for students who have experienced trauma. This certificate focuses on the science of trauma; interpersonal, insidious, and racial traumas; and mitigating stress and secondary trauma in educators.
Minimum passing grade: C or better in all classes.
Minimum GPA: 3.00.
No more than 3 credit hours of transfer credit can be accepted for this certificate.
Select at least two of the following three courses (you can take the third course and count it as one of your required electives below):