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Social, Emotional, and Behavioral Wellness

Commonwealth University offers this 12-credit endorsement program to undergraduate and graduate education students to further prepare them as effective and compassionate professional educators.

Degrees & Offerings
  • Endorsement
  • Bloomsburg
  • Clearfield
  • Lock Haven
  • Mansfield
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This unique endorsement program prepares educators to help their students achieve success and build resiliency by facilitating social, emotional, and behavioral wellness to address non-academic barriers to learning.

  • Four courses (including one internship) grounded in theories of cognitive, social, emotional, and behavioral development and demonstrated research-based practices which enable candidates to gain knowledge and experience needed to work successfully with family members and the broader community in supporting social, emotional, and behavioral wellness of PK-12 students
  • Prepares candidates to demonstrate competency related to the following targeted domains: I. Social Emotional Wellness Learning and Youth Development; II. Characteristics and Impact of Adverse Childhood Experience, Trauma, and Mental Illness on PK-12 Students; III. Behavioral and Mental Health Literacy; IV. Prevention and Intervention to Support Social, Emotional, and Behavioral Wellness across PK-12 Educational Environments; and V. Collaboration with Families, Agencies, and the Community
  • Intended for teacher candidates, in-service teachers, school counselors, and administrators who recognize the importance of supporting preK-12 students who have experienced trauma or adverse childhood experiences
  • Candidates earning this endorsement will be able to distinguish themselves among their peers as having competencies and direct experiences supporting this growing population of students

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Robin Drogan

  • Graduate Program Coordinator of Exceptionality Programs
  • Bloomsburg

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