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  Oct 19, 2017
 
 
    
Semester Catalog 2017-2018

Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Educational Therapy


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The Certificate in Educational Therapy is designed for those who hold or are obtaining the Education Specialist Instruction Credential in Mild/Moderate Disabilities (or related special education credentials) and seek further knowledge and skills in educational therapy. An educational therapist is an educational professional who combines educational and therapeutic approaches for evaluation, remediation, case management, and communication/advocacy on behalf of children, adolescents and adults with learning disabilities or learning problems. An educational therapist serves the precise needs of individual clients in a private practice or clinic. This certificate provides advanced training in assessment, individualized instruction and remediation, literacy problems and interventions, case management, and advocacy for children with learning problems within an educational therapy practice. The Certificate in Educational Therapy is aligned with the course requirements for associate-level membership in the Association of Educational Therapists (www.aetonline.org). Those who seek membership in the Association of Educational Therapists may need to complete additional courses and supervised hours, depending on their academic records and previous educational experience. Prospective students should contact the coordinator for the Certificate in Educational Therapy program for advisement. Those who obtain this certificate will be prepared to serve students with learning disabilities and other learning challenges in educational therapy settings.

Information on Eligibility/Admission


Students must either be in a graduate degree program at California State University, Los Angeles or must apply for graduate admission to the University. Once admitted to CSULA, prospective students wishing to enroll in the Certificate in Educational Therapy program must apply to the certificate program coordinator for admission into the program.

  • Students must hold or be enrolled in the preliminary Education Specialist Instruction Credential in Mild/Moderate Disabilities or related special education credential.
  • Students must have completed EDSP 4000 or its equivalent.
  • Prerequisite courses required for the core courses in the Certificate in Educational Therapy program must be completed prior to enrolling in the certificate courses.
  • Students must have a minimum of two years of experience in the field of education.
  • This certificate requires 12 units of coursework with a minimum GPA of 3.0.

U.S. Department of Education Gainful Employment Disclosure


For all new post-baccalaureate and graduate certificate programs, the U.S. Department of Education Gainful Employment information must be provided. Below is a template that may be used. Include this information with the description of the program and the required courses on the correct curricular form.


U.S Department of Education Gainful Employment Disclosure

1. Program: Certificate in Educational Therapy

2. Occupations that this certificate program prepares students to enter:
(List the occupation, SOC Code, and web address for each occupation.*)
Special Education Teachers, Kindergarten and Elementary School, 25-2052.00, http://www.onetonline.org/link/summary/25-2052.00
Special Education Teachers, Middle School, 25-2053.00, http://www.onetonline.org/link/summary/25-2053.00
Special Education Teachers, Secondary School, 25.2054.00,
http://www.onetonline.org/link/summary/25-2054.00

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