• K-12 Education & Counseling/Social Work
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UNH Professional Development & Training offers a variety of non-credit, continuing education programs for professionals in education, counseling, and social work.

Topic areas include General Education, Paraprofessional and Special Education, Counseling and Social Work, K-12 Suicide Prevention, and more. You can enroll at any time with flexible class formats that include one-day workshops, multi-day certificates, boot camps, and online programs.

Start your school year off right with our certificate in Social and Emotional Learning!

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Learning Through Play: Creating Opportunities for Deeply Connected and Meaningful Experiences, Level 1

children playing at table of toysJune 26, 2024 | McClane Center, NH Audubon, Concord

Join the University of New Hampshire’s Early Learning Coaching Team for a series of interactive professional development opportunities for educators (PS through 3rd grade). Choose from two dates and locations for the introductory workshop in which presenters will explore the what, why, and how of play-based learning in NH. Select the tab to enroll in your preferred date and location. 

Second Date: July 10 - Grand Summit Hotel at Attitash, Bartlett, NH


New and Early Career Teacher Mentoring Program

female teacher with studentsBegins August 6 | Portsmouth and Live Online

First-year and early career teachers often feel overwhelmed and alone as they navigate the transition from their own college education program, and supervised teaching, to their own autonomous classrooms. This yearlong certificate course helps to bridge this gap by supporting their continued development from new teacher to confident educator.

Led by an experienced teacher mentor, this cohort of teachers will learn strategies to develop their own classroom teaching and management style, as they support each other through the year. Intended for grades 5-12 teachers.


Re-Thinking Discipline

sad girl in hallwayJuly 15, 2024 | Live Online

Traditional discipline practices have been proven unsuccessful in changing behaviors, but teachers and administrators are left not knowing what or how to discipline in effective ways. This workshop will explore restorative practices that view discipline as teachable moments such as using Reflection, Restorative Circles, Reteaching, Restitution, Repairing Repairing Relationships, and Logical Consequences. 

Child and Family Systems: The Impact of Trauma and Substance Misuse

female teacher working with young male studentBegins August 26 | Online

Learn how substance misuse impacts family members, including issues of race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, access to care, and other cultural differences. The program includes exposure to child development models including typical child development, developmental trauma disorder, generational impacts, and family systems therapy. 

Program content will be online in a self-paced, asynchronous format. Course materials will include a vast array of articles, rich-media, handouts, discussion activities, didactic lecture notes, presentations, assessments, and field relevant resources. 


Self-Care Resources for Educators

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Free 30-minute webinar led by Hannah Mariotti, Educational Consultant, and Sarah Wagner, School Psychologist. Based on UNH Professional Development & Training’s full-day workshop “Empowering Educators Coping with Stress.” According to research nearly half of teachers experience high daily stress. How do we cultivate positivity, especially in challenging times? Learn to uphold an optimistic nature and renew your passion for teaching with research-based effective and simple steps that can be applied both in and out of the classroom.

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K-12 Suicide Prevention Training

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In-Service Training for Educators, Administrators, and Staff Working with Youth

This 2-hour training for school personnel meets the requirements set out in SB (Senate Bill) 282 for suicide prevention education in public and charter schools. Evidence-based training will include identifying:

  • youth suicide risk factors,
  • warning signs,
  • response procedures,
  • referral post-intervention,
  • and resources available within the school and community.

Requirements of the act, such as identifying a person within the school as  the point of contact when a student is believed to be at risk for suicide, and parent education will be reviewed.


Professional Skills Certificate

Are you intersted in deepening your skills, developing a competitive resume, or positioning yourself for a career change? A professional skills certificate is a great way to accomplish all of that. UNH Professional Development & Training offers certificate programs in 26 content areas.

Most of our certificate programs are self-paced and may be completed within two years with a range of electives and required workshops, which allows for customization to your interests within any certificate area. Certificate programs are time- and cost-effective and provide a strong foundation for the next phase of your career. Skill-build for the job you want!

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Digital Badges

In today's digital job market, first impressions can be everything. Leverage your professional presence with a digital badge to show off your hard-earned credentials. Whether on LinkedIn or your personal website, a digital badge demonstrates your professional competencies and qualifications at a glance.

UNH Professional Development & Training, in partnership with Credly, currently offers digital badges in six topic areas, and several are issued in partnership with an accompanying certificate program.

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Custom Workforce Training

Does your business or organization require group training? PD&T can help! Our Custom Training services offers a high-quality, individualized cirruculum, hands-on training with an instructor, and scheduling flexibility to meet your needs. Most of our signature programs can be customized for individual group trainings, or we're happy to work with you to develop a program just for you, no matter what the topic area.

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