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.
The Social Emotional Learning and Mental Health in Schools graduate certificate program requires completion of four courses (12 credits) that are all available online.
The four courses (12 credits) include the following:
All credits in the certificate can count toward a Master of Science in Education in Special Education through the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. Students must maintain a grade of C or better in all courses.
To qualify for admission to the certificate program, students must have a bachelor's degree from a recognized institution and meet graduate admission criteria.
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.
Online graduate certificate program at UW-Whitewater are a superior value at $582.50 USD per credit as a resident and $1,142.49 USD per credit as a non-resident for the 2022-23 academic year.
What creates this value?
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.
Students enrolled in the Graduate certificate programs are not federal aid eligible.
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. For more information, please reach out directly to the Financial Aid department.