Program: Educational Therapy, Advanced Study Certificate

Program Description

Advanced Study in Educational Therapy Certificate

The Educational Therapy Post-Master’s Certificate Program, designed in collaboration with the Association of Educational Therapists (AET), provides post-master’s degree students an opportunity to develop expertise and professional skills related to educational therapy. The program combines educational and therapeutic approaches for evaluation, remediation, case management and communication/advocacy on behalf of children, adolescents and adults with learning challenges. Students who complete the certificate program, which includes courses and field experience, will be awarded the Advanced Study in Educational Therapy Certificate. Graduates of the Certificate Program meet the academic course requirements to qualify for AET’s Associate level of membership. Moreover, 50 supervisory hours for the professional level of membership are met by the internship, which is the culminating experience in the certificate program.

Contact the department office at (818) 677-2596 for more information about the following certificate program.

Program Requirements

A. Requirements for Admission

  1. Completion of a M.A. degree program in Special Education or a related field as approved by the Educational Therapy Program Coordinator, with a minimum 3.0 GPA.
  2. Minimum of two years of full-time experience or the equivalent of 2,000 hours, in providing educational and/or therapeutic services. Experience must be verified using the form provided.
  3. Live Scan clearance using form provided.
  4. Documentation of a negative tuberculosis test result within the last 2 years. The test must clearly indicate a negative result and may completed any health facility. Currently enrolled CSUN students may contact the Klotz Student Health Center for a TB test.
  5. Current CPR certification covering infant, child, and adult CPR. Submit a copy of your signed CPR card (front and back) with your application.
  6. Pre-admission advisement meeting.
  7. Two letters of recommendation using the form provided.
  8. Personal statement (written responses to provided questions).

B. Prerequisites

  1. One approved course in Child/Adolescent Development and one approved course in Human Learning.
  2. Special Education Foundational Courses (SPED 400, SPED 406, SPED 511, SPED 503MME).
  3. Prerequisites may be taken upon admission if not met by previous coursework, but must be completed prior to enrollment in 600-level Educational Therapy courses.

C. Required Courses and Field Experience

SPED 671 Advanced Study of Literacy Problems (3)
SPED 672 Advanced Assessment (3)
SPED 673 Principles of Educational Therapy for Individuals with Exceptional Needs (3)
SPED 676 Clinical Case Management (3)
SPED 679 Internship in Educational Therapy (3)

Total Units for the Certificate: 15


Department of Special Education
Chair: Amy Hanreddy
Education (ED) 1204
(818) 677-2596

Program Coordinator: Stacy Rotter