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Sinclair College

Trauma Informed Care in Education EDU.S.STC

Short-term Technical Certificate - 12 Credit Hours

Division: Liberal Arts, Communication and Social Sciences
Department: Education
Effective as of Fall 2021

What is the program about?

Trauma Informed Care in Education is a four-course certificate that provides students a foundational understanding of trauma effects on the brain, culturally sensitive approaches, and resources to equip educators in a trauma-informed classroom.

Program Outcomes

  • Describe the characteristics of social emotional development across the developmental continuum, identify ways to assess the social emotional learning of students, and create learning goals for students to meet benchmarks birth through fifth grade.
  • Design a classroom environment that is respectful of the need for safety, respect, and acceptance, as well as identify ways to strive to be culturally competent and to understand people in the context of the student's life experiences and cultural background.
  • Articulate how the brain develops from birth through adulthood, the impact of trauma on individual development, and how the application of trauma sensitive approaches that align with brain development support pro-social learning within the classroom.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of specific issues confronting minority students, families, schools, and communities comprised of diverse identities: specifically, racism, ethnocentrism, sexism, heterosexism, and classism.
  • Articulate an understanding of the impact of early childhood trauma on the brain and emotional intelligence, and identify current trends and issues related to trauma for families and communities: birth through fifth grade.

Career Opportunities

This certificate will provide an overview of how adverse childhood experiences impact child development, social emotional development, and how early childhood trauma impacts brain development. The content of the courses in this certificate will aid teachers in preschool through grade 12 in assessing and addressing the needs of children who have experienced trauma and will provide strategies to develop a trauma-sensitive classroom environment. Additionally, the certificate will examine historical and current racial, ethnic, gender, sexual orientation, linguistic, and social class stereotypes and biases as related to youth in the United States and globally.

Transferability

University of Dayton, Wright State University, Miami University, and Central State University

Credentials

Teacher licensure in preK-12 grades.

Curriculum

Course Title Credits
EDU 2101 Introduction to Early Childhood Trauma 3
EDU 2102 Understanding the Brain & Trauma 3
EDU 2103 Trauma-Informed Classrooms 3
SOC 2210 Cultural Humility for Working with Youth 3
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Program Accreditation Information

The Trauma-Informed Care in Teaching Certificate is a four-course sequence that provides students a foundational understanding of trauma effects on the brain, culturally sensitive approaches, and resources to equip educators in a trauma-informed classroom.

This information is for planning purposes only. Sinclair College will make every effort to offer curriculum listed above but reserves the right to change, add and cancel curriculum offerings for unforeseen circumstances.