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    Social Emotional Learning and Mental Health in Schools - Online Graduate Certificate

    Earning certificates can earn you more.

    The Social Emotional Learning and Mental Health in Schools certificate is an interdisciplinary program for professionals working with children and adolescents in school-based settings with a focus on understanding the social, emotional, and behavioral characteristics and needs of youth, especially when identified mental health needs are present. The program extends beyond understanding student mental health to providing support and intervention for students, teachers, and staff in school-based settings targeting social, emotional, and behavioral well-being. The certificate was developed by faculty in the Counselor Education and Special Education Departments and courses are taught by faculty in both departments.

    Why UW-Whitewater Online?

    •  Asynchronous programs let you learn day or night
    • Interdisciplinary- Courses in counselor and special education
    • Affordable tuition

    Fully Online

    No requirements to come to campus.

    Flexible

    Complete courses asynchronously and part time.

    Specialized

    Enhance your skills for working with youth in schools

    Social Emotional Learning and Mental Health in Schools - Online Graduate Certificate

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    The online graduate certificate in Social Emotional Learning and Mental Health in Schools is a 12-credit program. This program can be started in the spring, summer or fall terms, and at a pace that works best for you. Full-time students can finish in as little as a year.

    For a comprehensive overview of the program structure and required courses, please refer to the Graduate Catalog.

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    To qualify for the certificate program, you must meet graduate admission criteria by the application deadline for the term you're applying for.

    Deadlines vary by term and are subject to change without notice. Accurate and up-to-date admission deadlines can be found on the graduate admission deadlines website.

    If you do not meet the graduate admission criteria, please email us to determine if you could be admitted on a conditional basis.

    International students must meet additional criteria and will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis. Contact us for information and assistance.

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    This graduate program at UW-Whitewater are a superior value at $569 USD per credit for the 2023-24 academic year — whether you are a Wisconsin resident, an out-of-state student, or an international student.

    If you compare our graduate tuition to others, you will find that this per-credit price is quite reasonable. Visit the Tuition and Fees webpage for complete information.

    What creates this value?

    • All faculty complete specific training for online teaching.
    • Faculty lectures are recorded in a state-of-the-art media studio and included with each course.
    • An external team reviews online courses.
    • High levels of student/faculty interaction are standard.
    • Helpdesk technical staff are dedicated to assisting graduate students with online technology.

    Course materials
    Graduate students can purchase textbooks and other instructional materials through the University Bookstore or elsewhere online. Students should verify what materials are needed with their instructor.

    Financial aid

    Students enrolled in the Graduate certificate program only are not eligible for federal aid. 

    Students completing a certificate with a degree program may be eligible for financial aid in the form of grants, loans, scholarships, or employment. All of these make up a “Financial Aid Package” and may be offered singly or in various combinations. Since funds are limited, priority for aid is based on financial need and how promptly applications are filed. To find out, or if you have other financial aid questions, contact the financial aid staff person assigned to you or try uwwfao@uww.edu or 262-472-1130.

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    The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater offers an excellent opportunity to leverage your existing certificate coursework. 

    Transfer up to 12-credits of your certificate coursework towards the master's degree, saving you time and money.

    Check out our Master's programs.