Graduate Certificate in Social and Emotional Learning

ACCEPT is proud to offer, in partnership with Bridgewater State University, a graduate certificate in social emotional learning!

Bridgewater State University’s certificate in Social and Emotional Learning prepares educators working in K-12 schools with evidence-based practices needed to promote resilience, wellness, and positive developmental outcomes for all students. An emphasis will be placed on the conceptual framework for Multi-tiered Systems of Support (MTSS) with a focus on how SEL intersects with academics and positive behavioral supports in order to meet the needs of all students.  Topics around equity will be embedded throughout coursework, focusing on ways that schools can cultivate SEL practices to close opportunity gaps and create more inclusive school communities.  Participants can take the first course as a stand-alone class (3 credits), or choose to complete all 4 courses in the SEL sequence (12 credits). Participants that sign up for  all four courses can choose to pay the total amount up front or opt to pay monthly for 8 months to spread out the cost. The full program is designed to be completed within one school year. If you choose to take the first course as a stand alone course you may take the second, third and fourth courses in subsequent years (provided the course is still available) to earn the full 12 credits. 

The first course begins in November. All courses will consist of fully online, asynchronous courses with optional Zoom meetings to connect with colleagues and instructors.  

The final course includes an independent practicum designed to be completed at the participant’s current place of employment.


Full schedule of courses during the 2022-23 school year: 

Course 1: Foundations of Social Emotional Learning 

November 1- December 23

Cost: $1200


Course 2: Applications of Social Emotional Learning in Schools

January 9- March 5

Cost: $1200


Course 3: Trauma-Sensitive Teaching: Practical Strategies For Educating Students and Building Resilience

March 13- May 7 

Cost: $1200


Course 4: Practicum in Social Emotional Learning (SEL)

May 15- July 1

Cost: $1200