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Certificate in Social and Emotional Development

  • Program Overview

    Certificate in Social and Emotional Development (15 Credits)

    This certificate is designed for in-service educators to help students cope and manage the complex challenges of trauma and emotional development. This certificate program will assist you in learning techniques to support the development of these critical attributes and improve problem-solving, self-management, relationships, and social awareness skills.

    Program Features:

    • Online accelerated format convenient for busy professionals
    • Individualized advising & support
    • Highly competitive tuition
    • Curricula design to effect change immediately


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  • Curriculum

    Admission Requirements

    All candidates must apply online at: 

    Applicants should submit the following to Graduate Admissions, Endicott College, 376 Hale Street, Beverly, MA 01915

    • Non-refundable $50.00 application fee (check made payable to Endicott College, cash or online) Application fee waived for veteran and military students;
    • Two letters of recommendation (one academic reference and one professional reference);
    • Official transcripts of all post-secondary academic work sent directly from the institution(s) including confirmation of undergraduate degree, date confirmed, and any other graduate work;
    • Essay of 250-500 words on career goals and motivation for graduate study;
    • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) for all students whose native language is not English; minimum score of 550 (paper-based) or 79 (iBT) is required. The institutional code for Endicott College is 3369. Endicott also accepts an IELTS score of 6.0 or better;
    • All admissions requirements must be satisfied in order to be formally accepted in a degree program. Students must be formally admitted to a program before the completion of six Endicott credits.

    International Applicants for Graduate Admission
    Endicott College welcomes and encourages applicants from around the world. International applicants are required to hold a college or university degree equivalent to a four-year American baccalaureate degree. Educational documents in a foreign language are required to be translated into English. All transcripts and translations of transcripts must be official originals and must show courses completed, grades received, grading scale, duration of study, degree or diploma received, and the date conferred. Endicott College reserves the right to request verification of the credentials by an external agency.

    International applicants must submit current TOEFL scores when their native language is not English or when their baccalaureate transcript is not from an institution where English is the language of instruction. Once students have been admitted as degree candidates, Endicott College will send detailed instructions about the process for acquiring an Endicott-sponsored student visa.

    Program of Study

    Learning Outcomes

    At the end of this program, students will:

    • Demonstrate expertise, mastery, and ability to implement skills related to the construction of self-learning.
    • Demonstrate expertise, mastery, and ability to implement the skills related to mindfulness for self and students being served.
    • Demonstrate expertise, mastery, and ability to implement the skills related to professional ethics in professional settings.
    • Demonstrate expertise, mastery, and ability to implement the skills related to understanding and engaging in helping relationships as a professional, and assisting students being served with these skills.

    Required Curriculum

    ED 559 - Understanding & Engaging in Helping Relationships
    ED 560 - Professional Ethics
    ED 568 - Social-Emotional Competence
    ED 573 - Construction of Self-Learning
    ED 576 - Mindfulness

    Total Certificate Requirements - 15 credits

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