Educational Therapy Certificate
Become a Certified Education Therapist
Gain skills to help everyone learn.
Are you an educator, parent, or another professional who seeks to better serve struggling students? Do you want to help students discover a love of learning? This important area of study will give you a foundation in assessment, diagnosis, and intervention techniques to help children and adults who have various types of learning challenges.
Built for working professionals, the program has a flexible format and schedule. Students may also gain clinical practice experience at local schools and clinics, including HNU and at the Raskob Learning Institute and Day School, an award-winning on-campus facility dedicated to serving students with learning differences.
Students with at least 3 years of special education experience and a Preliminary Level I Education Specialist Mild/Moderate Teaching Credential or equivalent may enter HNU's Accelerated Educational Therapy Certificate Program.
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Where a Certificate in Educational Therapy can take you
Graduates of this training program pursue exciting employment opportunities as educational professionals to combine private practice with school-based work in independent schools.
Work in home school groups or private practice (you may choose to specialize in math, reading, executive functioning, etc.)
Staff Educational Therapist, Learning Specialist, Reading Specialist, or Clinical Director
Work in independent schools, learning clinics, literacy programs, or neuropsychologist clinics
Resource Specialist or Special Ed Teacher
Work in the public schools (also requires a Mild/Moderate Disabilities Credential)
Accelerated Certificate Program
Do you have at least 3 years of special education experience and a Preliminary Level I Education Specialist Mild/Moderate Credential or equivalent? Take advantage of Holy Names University’s Accelerated Educational Therapy certificate program. The Accelerated certificate program requires at least 4 fewer courses than HNU’s regular Educational Therapy certificate, so students usually graduate in only 1.5 years (as opposed to 2-3 years). Deepen your skills and knowledge of assessment, diagnosis, and intervention techniques to help children and adults who have various types of learning challenges.View courses
Neuropsychological Principles in Education
Explore the integration of neuropsychological and educational frameworks to enhance understanding of learning disabilities and remediation. We focus on key neuropsychological concepts that provide insight into the nature of learning and learning difficulties.Students also gain a basis to think broadly and carefully about the educational needs of individual students.
Instructional Strategies for Students with Reading Difficulties
Learn about the theories, issues, strategies and materials related to assessment and instruction of students with reading difficulties, including spelling and written language. Specific methods of instruction and the selection and development of materials that match the diagnosed needs of the individual are emphasized.
The Roles of Educational Therapists
This course emphasizes: historical and current perspectives on educational therapy; developing and managing a professional practice; assessment, diagnosis and instruction; and effective communication strategies within school, family, and service communities.