Online: Trauma and Resilience in Educational Environments

Class Type:
$499 per credit hour
Upcoming Start Dates:
Summer 2024
Program Options:
Graduate Certificate
Credit Hours
Years (Avg.)

As a caring teacher, counselor, or administrator, you are the first responder to trauma and trauma-responses your students experience. Our fully online certificate in trauma and resilience in educational environments will help you respond. Our experienced professors and collaborative classroom environment can enhance your skills to respond effectively to your students and build relationships that enhance learning.  We also offer an online Master's degree in Education with a concentration in Trauma and Resilience in Educational Environments (36 credits).

Courses are delivered fully online.

Graduate Certificate: Trauma and Resilience in Educational Environments  (15 credits)

To qualify for the graduate certificate in Trauma and Resilience in Educational Environments, candidates must complete fifteen required credit hours.


  • *EDDA 571 (Foundational Course): Trauma, Restoration, and Resilience in Educational Environments (3)
  • EDDA 541: Self-Care and Resilience for Educators (3)
  • EDCI 561: Neuro-Education: Brain Research, Trauma, and Learning (3)  Prerequisite: EDDA 571 or director approval
  • EDDA 631: Research in Risk and Resilience (3)  Prerequisite: EDDA 571 or director approval

Elective: 3 credits

  • EDCI 511 Teaming and Collaboration (3)
  • EDDA 501 Fostering Resilience through School  and Community Partnerships (3)
  • EDDA 511 Teaching Diverse Learners (3)
  • EDSL 581 Language and Culture (3)
  • EDRJ 581 Analyzing Conflict in Educational Settings (3)
  • EDRJ 551 Foundations of RJE (3) 
  • EDRJ 621 RJE Principles & Practices (3) Prerequisite: EDRJ 551 or director approval  

*This course should be the initial course in the program. Certificate curriculum can be used towards the degree program should you decide to pursue your master's in education.  


Admissions Process


Applications are reviewed on a rolling admission basis. 


MA in Education and Graduate Certificate admission is based on:

  • Baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution with a minimal undergraduate grade point average of at least 3.0 (based on 4.0). (If this condition is not met, graduate GPA of six or more credits will be considered.)
  • A teaching or specialist license (Not required) 
  • A personal interview with the associate director of the Graduate Teacher Education program.

Admission into the program is granted by the teacher education admissions committee. Upon admission into the program, each student will be assigned an academic advisor. Students unable to meet the requirements for regular admission may be recommended for conditional admission

Admission application procedure

1. Application for Admission to the Master of Arts in Education Program

2. A copy of valid teaching or specialist license

3. Request official transcripts (not student copies) from each college or university you have attended. The official transcripts should be sent to email:  or  mail to EMU Lancaster, 1846 Charter Lane Lancaster, PA 17605-0936. Attn: MA in Education Program.

4. Schedule an interview with the director or assistant director of the program. 

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