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Certificate in Social Emotional Learning

  • Program Overview

    Certificate in Social Emotional Learning (M.Ed.) (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;
    • One letter of recommendation from a 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

    Upon completion of this program, students will: 

    • Understand ecological models of human development that articulates with culture to apply to evidence-based classroom practice.
    • Develop reflective practice comprising of culturally-sensitive, evidence-based practices including behavior management  
    • Manage and apply social emotional learning frameworks and curriculum to promote a safe and supportive learning environment for all students
    • Synthesize social emotional research to inform practice in school district, school, classroom or community.

    Required Curriculum

    • EDN 550 - Cognitive Frameworks for Social Emotional Learning (Cr: 3)
    • EDN 553 - Understanding Emotions in Classroom Settings (Cr: 3)
    • EDN 516 - Prosocial Behavioral Perspectives (Cr: 3)
    • EDN 514 - Mindfulness (Cr: 3)
    • EDN 558 - School and Community-based Applications of Social Emotional Learning (Cr: 3)

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