Social, Emotional & Behavioral Wellness Program

On this page, you'll find more information about the Social, Emotional and Behavioral Wellness program and how to apply.

Program Description

The Social, Emotional and Behavioral Wellness program focuses on the social-emotional, behavior and wellness of PK-12 students. Completely online, with the exception of a 70-hour practicum completed in an educational setting, the program aims to provide individuals working with youth with the tools and knowledge to create a nurturing, empathetic, supportive, and inclusive environment for students to support their overall development. By addressing the holistic well-being of students, we strive to promote their overall development and success.

Individuals that hold an Instructional I or II certificate, and/or current Chatham students enrolled as pre-service educators are eligible for this PDE endorsement. Other applicants that work with youth are also encouraged to complete this certificate program although they are not eligible for the PDE endorsement issued by the Department of Education.

Courses will be offered with start terms in Fall 2024 and Spring 2025.

Course Sequence

Term 1

  • EDU 360: Trauma Informed Approaches in Educational Settings (3 credits)
  • EDU 380: Advocacy, Collaboration and Teamwork for Social Emotional Learning (3 credits)

Term 2

  • EDU 420: Using a Multi-Tier System of Support to Promote Social Emotional Learning (3 credits)
  • EDU 480: Social-Emotional Learning Practicum (prerequisite: EDU 360; 70-hour field-based practicum) (3 credits)

Cost for post-bacc NDS program is $2500 ($2100 for 12 credits, $300 university fee, $100 course material fee for EDU 360). Chatham undergraduates are eligible to take courses as part of their education program.

This program has limited funding available through the generous support of the Allegheny Intermediate Unit Project Seeks SES.

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