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Skills-Based Health/Social Emotional Learning Certificate

  • Credits:
    12
    (2 or more terms)
  • Degree:
    Graduate Certificate

Program Description

All courses in this program are taught online.

Please Note: This program has not yet been approved for Financial Aid.

This Health/Social Emotional Learning (SEL) certificate provides graduate course work based on the National Health Education Standards and the CASEL Social Emotional Competencies, for educators to enhance their knowledge of health content and pedagogical skills.
 
Students with a Massachusetts initial license in Health/Family & Consumer Science may submit the credits earned in this program when applying for or renewing their Massachusetts professional license.

Learning Outcomes

Learning outcomes include increased competency in teaching skills-based health/SEL education.

Curriculum


Courses
12
Credits
Health-Social Emotional Education for the Language-Diverse Classroom
EHE 716 3 credit(s)
Candidates gain the knowledge and skill to help youth, especially those for whom English is not their primary language, become proficient in the state and national standards. Because the language diverse classroom provides challenges for the health/social emotional educator educator, candidates learn to use their new skills to enhance teaching and learning and meet the needs of all students. Assessments include forums, field experiences, and a key assessment. The course is aligned with MA PSTs.
New Perspectives in Teaching Human Sexuality
EHE 703 3 credit(s)
Students investigate trends in comprehensive sexuality education such as: cultural and religious attitudes, gender identity, homophobia, strategies for building support for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender youth, and building acceptance and involvement of diverse family structures. Social emotional learning is integrated throughout the course. Assessments include a parent education project, skills-based health/social emotional sexuality lesson, examination of attitudes about teaching sexuality, and skills for supporting LGBT students. The course is aligned with MA PSTs.
Promoting Health-Social Emotional Wellness in Media-Saturated Society
EHE 705 3 credit(s)
Analyze how media influence youth decisions regarding alcohol and other drugs, injury, violence, tobacco use, nutrition, physical activity, and risky sexual behaviors. Learn to decrease these risk factors by implementing content and health/social emotional skills. Assessments include class activities, a literature review, investigative reporting, data analysis, a mini-lesson presentation, a reflective paper. The course is aligned with MA PSTs.
Evaluation of School Health/Social Emotional Programs
EHE 711 3 credit(s)
The evaluation of school health/social emotional programs involves a comprehensive examination of the strengths and needs of a program and a design to address each. This course presents the theory and practice of program evaluation with an emphasis on coordinated school health design, implementation, diagnosis, and action plans. Assessments include class assignments, literature reviews, evaluation theory, key assessment and reflection. The course is aligned with MA PSTs.
Cultural Proficiency in Health-Social Emotional Education Classroom
EHE 715 3 credit(s)
Candidates examine the range of cultures in their classrooms and how they impact student health/social emotional learning. Learn strategies and skills to create culturally relevant curricula by understanding cultural identity and examining racial, sexual, and gender identity models. Assess cultural competency and apply theory to practice. Assessments include readings, discussion, demographic analysis, cultural proficiency assessment, and a key assessment. The course is aligned with MA PSTs.
Current Research on the Interrelationship of Risk Factors
EHE 701 3 credit(s)
TThis course examines youth risk behaviors and protective factors. Students analyze societal, psychological, family, and environmental influences on behavior as well as the inter-relationship between depression, tobacco use, drug and alcohol use, violent behavior and sexual activity. Students investigate strategies that build health/social emotional skills and identify support services available in the school and community. The course is aligned with MA PSTs.
Violence Prevention in Today's School Environment
EHE 707 3 credit(s)
Analyze school violence and learn effective ways to respond, investigate approaches to dealing with bullying and discuss policies and legal ramifications of school incidents. Materials and sample school policies are shared. Students review interactive strategies, including the integration of social emotional learning, to prevent or de-escalate bullying and harassing behavior, exchange ideas about strategies that work, and develop plans for the use of the strategies in their school. The course is aligned with MA PSTs.
Assessing Health-Social Emotional Literacy
EHE 713 3 credit(s)
To assess health/social emotional literacy, students design and implement skills-based health/social emotional curriculum. Through backwards design, students access and analyze youth risk behavior data, select standards to decrease the risk, then design assessment and skills-based health/social emotional instruction. Assessments include the design and implementation of formative assessments, including how to give effective feedback, and the design of summative performance assessments including criteria referenced rubrics. The course is aligned with MA PSTs.

Core Faculty

Senior Instructor

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Admissions

  • Admission Test:

    No standardized graduate school tests required for admission into non-licensure programs.

  • Admissions Office:
    1-800-829-4723
  • Application Form:
  • Application Fee:
    $50, nonrefundable ($100 for international students; $100 for EdD)

School Requirements

See Admissions Requirements for School of Education

 

State Health Requirements

The Massachusetts Health Department and Cambridge College require the following of students in Massachusetts:

Immunizations – All students in Massachusetts are required to get certain immunizations before you can register for your first term. See form

Health Insurance – In Massachusetts, undergraduate students taking nine or more credits/term and graduate students taking six or more credits/term must enroll in the College’s health insurance plan. Students who have insurance with comparable coverage may request a waiver. See information and enroll or waive.

International Students 

International students are accepted at Massachusetts location only, and need to provide supplemental documentation:

  • Official demonstration of English language proficiency
  • Supplemental documentation for issuance of I-20
  • International transcripts, evaluated by an accepted evaluation service

Transfer Credit

Graduate program applicants, please complete the transfer credit request form if you wish to have prior course work evaluated for transfer. Learn more.

Undergraduate program applicants, once you are accepted, your official transcripts are evaluated for transfer credit.

 

Tuition

  • Credits:
    12
  • Cost per credit hour:
    $533
  • Application Fee:
    $50, nonrefundable ($100 for international students; $100 for EdD)
  • Health Insurance Fee:
    $2,938 - Required for Massachusetts students only. See waiver details on Tuition & Fees page.

Note: Rates are as of September 2017, and are subject to change without notice. Rates apply to all students, unless otherwise noted.

Financial Aid

Cambridge College offers financial aid to students in our degree programs who are enrolled at least half time. Undergraduate students must be enrolled in at least 6 credits each term. Graduate and doctoral students must be enrolled in at least 4 credits each term. Learn more

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