The Family Therapy, Post-MA Certificate (LMFT) is designed for those students possessing a M.A. degree in a mental health field and who want to obtain further education and training on working with diverse couples and families. This program (18 credits) meets the educational and internship requirements for licensure* as a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT). Students take courses in family dynamics, development, counseling and couple’s counseling and are required to complete a Marriage and Family internship.
Educators discover the ways that autism spectrum disorders challenge a student in the areas of communication, socialization and behaviors, and affect a student’s thinking and perceiving, sensory processing, and motor, vocational, academic and organizational skills.
Over the past two decades, the Twin Cities have enjoyed a significant rise in Hmong, Hispanic, Somali and other immigrant populations. Since 1979, the number of children speaking a language other than English at home has grown by more than 150 percent. To meet this growing need, the University of St. Thomas is offering an opportunity for licensed teachers to earn their Master of Arts degree in the field of Teacher Education with an Endorsement in English as a Second Language.
In today’s increasingly complex classrooms, teachers are confronted daily with their students’ unique needs. To meet these challenges, teachers need to be prepared to manage, deliver and differentiate instruction for the cognitive, social, and psychological differences of students. Educators with a background in gifted, creative and talented education are leaders in their field. Graduates not only provide direct services to gifted children, they take leadership roles in state organizations for gifted educators and parents, and publish articles in professional journals about their own work and research.
Graduate students will gain new insights into globalization issues and corresponding leadership challenges while enhancing their leadership skills and cultural competencies. This is especially important at a time when employers are looking for culturally literate leaders.
The key to the vitality of higher educational institutions is dedicated, energetic, and highly qualified leaders in student affairs. Professionals in admissions, residence life, student activities, campus ministry, financial aid and academic advising work side-by-side with faculty and staff to create a dynamic learning environment for all students. Through collective efforts, the people of a campus make the unique mission and culture of their college, community college or university come alive.
Educators learn to instruct and evaluate a range of K-12 learners, from those who are emergent in basic skills through transition-based learners preparing for postsecondary life. LD students also typically earn the UST certificate in Orton Gillingham Reading Methodology.
This certificate stresses the writing process, audience analysis and the organization of content with the goal of helping participants develop skills in style and rhetoric that lead to clear, concise, forceful prose.
A specialized study of the wide range of communications activities used in selling and promoting products and services, providing participants with a broad understanding of successful communication strategies that drive advertising, public relations, sales promotions and direct marketing.
This certificate program is designed to assist educators in learning to understand their students' cultural identities, recognize the environments from which their students come, relate to the parents and communities of all students and apply culturally appropriate practices in instructional strategies and curriculum development.
The Orton-Gillingham reading approach incorporates intensive phonics-based instruction with specific teaching methodology. It is an approach often recommended for school-age and adult learners who are nonreaders or who have reading or writing language skill disabilities. Educators who have mastered this approach are most likely to become master educators of other reading techniques.
A self-designed certificate that allows participants to build a expertise in a broad range of communication practices.
The Public Policy and Leadership program provides students with the knowledge base and leadership skills required in today’s increasingly policy-driven environment.
This certificate program examines public relations principles and practice in the business world, including an exploration of crafting a consistent organizational message.
Successfully managing paraprofessionals can be challenging and rewarding. With proven tools and skills offered through our new certificate program, teachers who direct paraprofessionals can create an efficient system focusing on: Functional roles and responsibilities Accurate planning and scheduling Designing high level instructional student support
Educators specializing in Twice Exceptional Education (2X) learn to identify, provide services for, and develop/administer programs for children with dual exceptionalities. The focus includes children with gifts plus a learning disability, emotional/behavioral disability, attention deficit disorder with/without hyperactivity or autism spectrum disorder.