The Social-Emotional Learning and Flourishing certificate at NDMU provides training for the next generation of educators. Through courses in social-emotional learning, trauma-informed practices, positive behavior supports, and culturally responsive teaching, you will be prepared to create a learning environment that enhances the social and emotional wellbeing of your students.
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Program Location

Credits: 15
Time to Complete: 3 semesters
Format: Online
Courses: 8 Weeks (Fall & Spring), 3 & 15 Weeks (Winter/ Summer)


EDUC-511 Culturally Relevant Pedagogy (3)
SPE-524 Positive Behavior Supports (3)
EDON-525 The Traumatized Child (3)
EDU-536 Social Emotional Learning and Flourishing (3)
EDGT-501 Affective Characteristics of Diverse Gifted and Talented Learners (3)

Total Credits: 15


The curriculum of the Post Baccalaureate Certificate (PBC) program in Social Emotional Learning and Flourishing creates societal impact through:

  • Preparation of critical thinkers who are dedicated to serving under-represented communities and populations;
  • Advancement of trained professionals who are adept in incorporating theory and evidence-based practice in the design of socially responsible and collaborative practices that lead to safe and affirming learning environments;
  • Development of teachers who are knowledgeable in the frameworks and theories of social-emotional learning and human flourishing, and who are able to integrate those frameworks and theories into an effective learning program and positive outcomes for students; and
  • Advancement of trained professionals who are adept in designing instructional environments that accommodate inquiry-based pedagogies, meet institutional goals of inclusivity and sustainability, and support interdisciplinary collaborations.

What to Expect Studying at NDMU

Education programs at NDMU are built upon a strong foundation in liberal arts, the Catholic intellectual traditions, and social teaching.

Education Careers

Notre Dame is one of the state’s largest and most significant private providers of teacher education.