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Educational Therapy Programs at HNU

Gain powerful skills to help everyone learn.

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Unlock potential in struggling learners

Do you want to help students discover a love of learning? Are you an educator or someone looking for a career change who seeks to better serve struggling students? HNU is one of only two schools in the U.S. to offer a master’s degree in educational therapy. Gain a foundation or further develop your skills in assessment, diagnosis, and intervention techniques to help children and adults with learning challenges. Built for working professionals, the program has a flexible format and schedule. Students may also gain clinical practice experience at the award-winning Raskob Learning Institute and Day School, an on-campus facility dedicated to serving students with learning differences.

Career Paths for Educational Therapists

Educational Therapist

Work with home school groups or in private practice (you may choose to specialize in math, reading, executive functioning, etc.).

Staff Ed. Therapist, Learning Specialist, Clinical Director

Work in independent schools, learning clinics, literacy programs, or neuropsychologist clinics.

Resource Specialist or Special Ed Teacher

Work in the public schools (this also requires a Mild/Moderate Disabilities Credential, which is available at HNU).

Program Highlights

Career options

HNU is the only school in Northern CA where you can obtain both a Mild/Moderate Credential and an Educational Therapy Certificate simultaneously. Nearly half of the Educational Therapy Certificate courses count toward the Credential.

Flexibility

The program is designed for working adults. Candidates can complete courses at their own pace to balance work, home, and family responsibilities.

On-campus practical training

Students have the option to train at the Raskob Clinic (established in 1953), one of the oldest programs for individuals with learning disabilities in the United States, or at other local schools, in addition to working with students in college/graduate school at HNU.