About the SOCIAL EMOTIONAL and LEARNING certificate program
"Social and emotional learning (SEL) is an integral part of education and human development. SEL is the process through which all young people and adults acquire and apply the knowledge, skills, and attitudes to develop healthy identities, manage emotions and achieve personal and collective goals, feel and show empathy for others, establish and maintain supportive relationships, and make responsible and caring decisions. It has been seen that social-emotional learning helps children develop positive self-esteem, manage their emotions, set and achieve goals, show empathy for others, and manage stress." - The Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (CASEL)
Understanding and fostering social and emotional learning (SEL) within a classroom, school, or community is no longer the latest educational fad; it has become a core competency necessary for all educators focused on boosting positive impact and outcomes for their students. Furthermore, creating classroom environments centered around social and emotional learning not only benefit students, it benefits teachers themselves - educators working in SEL environments report improved classroom behavior and academic outcomes, and in turn, report higher rates of personal and professional success and satisfaction.
The Social and Emotional Learning Certificate with UNH Professional Development & Training offers educators, counselors, and social workers a short-term, noncredit program that offers the latest in theory, strategies, and outcomes around the everchanging world of SEL.
The Social and Emotional Learning Certificate is designed for:
- Educators of all kinds, formal and informal, looking to stay current in the latest Social and Emotional Learning findings, theories, and best practices.
- K-12 classroom teachers looking to maintain their state licensures through continue education units (CEUs)
- School counselors, therapists, and social workers looking to maintain their state licensures through continue education units (CEUs)
- Completion of six (6) "elective" workshops
- Enrollment in Certificate Program
- Certificate requires completion of six "elective" workshops within a two year period.
To enroll in the Social and Emotional Learning Certificate program, add the "SEL Certificate Enrollment fee" to your cart at checkout when signing up for any of the elective workshops (an additional one-time $50 fee.)
Previously completed workshops are eligible for the new SEL certificate!
The UNH Social and Emotional Learning Certificate is new, but high-impact SEL professional development with UNH PD&T is not. If you completed SEL Certificate eligible workshops with UNH PD&T within the last two years, they will automatically be recognized in your certificate transcript when you officially enroll in the SEL Certificate program. For questions about the program requirements or qualifying workshops, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.