The Advanced Professional Certificate in School-based Practice is a series of three courses delivered in an asynchronous online format, over the course of one calendar year, and aims to create a supported professional development opportunity for working school-based therapists. Given reform in special education and civil rights legislation, current guidelines for best practices in the provisions of educationally-relevant related services to students with disabilities, as well as school system pressures, including increased accountability for student outcomes, the program prepares participants to become more evidence-based and effective in advancing a systems approach to delivery of services. The certificate will focus on systems considerations, current evidence for evaluation and intervention, research on inter-professional teams and collaboration, self-reflection on personal practice patterns, and action-planning for potential practice change.

This certificate requires the following online courses:

Two core courses:

  • OTS 284 Therapy in Schools: Best Practices (online)
  • OTS 285 Mentored Seminar in Schools Practice (online)

One elective (select one):

  • OTS 193 Working with Children with Autism (online)
  • OTS 194 Working with Children and Adolescents with Self-Regulation Issues (online)

The program is open to individuals with a bachelor's, master's, or doctoral degree in occupational therapy interested in expanding their careers or eager to strengthen their expertise.

Application Requirements

  • Application Fee
  • Resume/CV
  • Personal Statement
  • Official TOEFL or IELTS, if applicable
  • Transcripts
  • One Letter of Recommendation
Program taught in:
  • English
Last updated May 22, 2019
This course is Online
Start Date
Jan 2020
Duration
3 semesters
Part-time
Price
832 USD
per credit
Deadline
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International students: September 15. Domestic students: December 31.
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Start Date
Jan 2020
End Date
Apr 2021
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International students: September 15. Domestic students: December 31.

Jan 2020

Location
Application deadline
Request Info
International students: September 15. Domestic students: December 31.
End Date
Apr 2021