Academy for Social-Emotional Learning in Schools

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Apply for Enrollment in the SEL in School Leadership
Certificate Program at Saint Elizabeth University

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The Certificate for School Leadership in Social-Emotional Learning and Character Development is offered by Saint Elizabeth University in partnership with Rutgers University. Participants who complete this three-course online program will earn a certificate from Saint Elizabeth University, and will benefit from a valuable set of knowledge and experiences gained from the highly interactive coursework and practicum.

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Graduates will leave the program with a diverse portfolio that exemplifies the professional development and skills obtained in the program. They will enjoy a lifetime membership in the Academy’s online professional learning community, which provides immediate access to experts in the field, carefully vetted and up-to-date resources, and a support network for exchanging ideas and best practices for implementing SEL, school culture, and climate initiatives.

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Who Can Benefit From This Program?

[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text el_class=”why_do_content ” css=”.vc_custom_1545112324598{margin-bottom: 8px !important;}”]The mission of the certificate program is to prepare school leaders to coordinate SEL implementation efforts at the building and/or district level. The program emphasizes school climate, culture, values, leadership, student voice/engagement, and SEL skills development; it is designed for people who are in formal or informal school leadership positions. These individuals may include, but are not limited to:[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text css=”.vc_custom_1529447721999{margin-bottom: 5px !important;}”]

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Requirements and Eligibility

[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text css=”.vc_custom_1529322000583{margin-bottom: 10px !important;}” el_class=”why_do_content”]To enroll, participants must have a bachelor’s or higher degree in a related field. Participants should either currently be in a position of school leadership, such as those listed above, or have held a leadership position previously and have the goal of returning to one. We also encourage applicants who aspire to be in leadership roles in schools, especially as they relate to SEL, character development, and/or culture and climate.[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text el_class=”why_do_content removespace1″ css=”.vc_custom_1529393158833{margin-bottom: 8px !important;}”]

Course Schedule

[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text css=”.vc_custom_1545112341828{margin-bottom: 3px !important;}” el_class=”why_do_content”]This program is designed specifically for educators and school leaders, and is structured to accommodate their busy work schedules.[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text el_class=”why_do_content” css=”.vc_custom_1545112352686{margin-bottom: 8px !important;}”]The first course in the program, SEL101, consists of 5 weeks of self-paced activities and one facilitator-led online meeting each week for the first four weeks of class (see workshop calendar for dates). The second course, SEL201, consists of 12 weeks of self-paced activities and five facilitator-led online meetings spread across the duration of the course (see workshop calendar for dates).[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text el_class=”why_do_content” css=”.vc_custom_1545112363670{margin-bottom: 65px !important;}”]The SEL301 practicum is a 16-week project-based course with four facilitator-led online meetings spread across the duration of the course (see workshop calendar for dates). Participants will apply what they learned in the foundational course, and use the leadership tools they acquired in SEL201 to a practicum project designed to address a specific SEL and/or school culture and climate-related challenge in their school.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/3″ el_class=”paddingsidebar”][vc_column_text el_class=”textwidget widget look”]

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3-Step Process for Enrolling in the Certificate Program

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Complete the Online Application for enrollment. Be sure to include your personal statement indicating why you think this program is a good fit for you. 

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Within two weeks, look for an email containing your acceptance status. If accepted into the program you will receive further information about creating your student account, accessing your program materials, and other important information for beginning the program.

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SEL101: Research and Innovations in Social-Emotional Learning and
Positive School Culture/Climate

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Current/Upcoming Sections:

 

 

 

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SEL201: Leadership in School-Wide Social-Emotional Learning and
Character Development

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SEL301: Implementing and Leading a Social-Emotional Learning and
School Culture/Climate Initiative

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Program Tuition

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SEL101

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Foundations: Research and Innovations
in Social-Emotional Learning and Positive
School Culture and Climate

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SEL201

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Leadership in School-Wide
Social- Emotional Learning and
Character Development

12-Week Online Course: $349

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SEL301

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Practicum: Implementing and Leading a
Social-Emotional Learning and School
Culture and Climate Initiative

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Scholarship and Tuition Assistance Programs

[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text css=”.vc_custom_1545116353074{margin-bottom: 3px !important;}” el_class=”why_do_content”]The NEA awards grants to education support professionals for developing their professional practice to improve student learning. Applicants must be current members of the NEA and will need to demonstrate a link between SEL and global learning. For more information please visit the NEA Foundation website.

 

Enrollment Process

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  1. Step 1 Complete the Online Application for enrollment (International students use this application form). Be sure to include your personal statement indicating why you think this program is a good fit for you.
  2. Step 2 Within two weeks you will receive an email containing your acceptance status. If accepted into the program you will receive further information about creating your student account, accessing your program materials, and other important information for beginning the program.
  3. Step 3 Sign in to the Academy website to access your online courses and the learning community.

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Terms and Conditions

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This certificate program may serve as continuing education in many school districts, and we will provide verification of completion
upon request. However, this program is currently non-credit-bearing and can not be applied toward a degree.

Participants may receive a full tuition refund if they opt out of any course within a week after it begins. After the first week,
participants who opt out of a course will receive a credit toward completion of the same course redeemable for up to two years.

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