Social and Emotional Learning Certificate

UNH Social Emotional Learning Certificate: group of school children playing on grassy lawn

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)

Certificate Requirements

  • 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

Upcoming Workshops

Spring and Summer 2024

Fall and Winter 2024/2025


Social and Emotional Learning Certificate Digital Badge:

Participants who successfully complete the Social and Emotional Learning Certificate program will automatically receive a digital badge microcredential that verifies their accomplishment and skill that can be shared on social media, blogs and online portfolios.  

Upon completion of the Social and Emotional Learning Certificate, participants will receive an email with further information on claiming their badge. For more information on digital badges with UNH PD&T, click here.

Frequently Asked Questions

Each individual workshop varies in cost. You may view the tuition price of each workshop by following the links above. Payment when registering can be completed on a class-to-class basis, or all together. There is also a one time $50 certificate administration fee.
Select your workshop(s) above and continue to "Enroll Now." Follow the steps provided to register for the workshop and reserve your seat. To enroll in the certificate program, add the "Certificate Enrollment fee" to your cart at checkout when signing up for any of the elective workshops. 
We highly recommend registering for these workshops early as they tend to fill up. Some workshops may have limited seats/spots availableEnrollment may close up to five days prior to the workshop start date.

You may view the location of each workshop above and/or when registering for a workshop. Specific directions to the workshop location will be provided upon registration or can be found here.

If the workshop you are registering for is listed as "Live Online," the workshop will take place in a live virtual format via Zoom. More information will be provided upon registration.

For specific information and necessary materials, please view the individual workshop page for the workshop you would like to register for. You may be required to have certain materials and/or applications downloaded to participate in the workshop. Reminders about this will be provided via email upon registration. You may also contact us with any questions.
This may be due to the workshop being at maximum capacity, canceled, or not currently scheduled. We recommend checking back routinely for updates. You may also contact us for further information.