An Educational Therapist is an educational professional skilled in the areas of assessment, diagnosis, instructional intervention, and program development who works in clinics, learning centers, private practices, and literacy programs with children and adults who have various types of learning problems. These problems may include learning disabilities, dyslexia, attention deficit disorder, difficulties in reading, mathematics, written language, spelling, study and organizational skills. The focus of the work in educational therapy is on the precise needs of the individual client rather than a group of individuals as is often found in school settings. The program meets all of the requirements for membership in the National Association (AET).
Candidates who are enrolled in the Educational Therapist Certificate Program may earn a Master’s Degree in Education with an Emphasis in Educational Therapy.
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Typical program costs (27 units) include:
- $23,170, Tuition & Fees
- $1,656, Books & Supplies
- $24,826, Total
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* The positions listed here are ones identified by the University as positions for which a program completer would be educationally qualified. This list will be updated as necessary and appropriate.
**The Placement Rate is based on internal data available for students graduating between July 1, 2011 and June 30, 2012 who have obtained employment within their field or a related field within 180 days of receiving the certificate. To determine the rate:
- Numerator1: the number of students who, within 180 days of the day they received their degree, certificate, or other recognized educational credential [in a given award year], obtained gainful employment in the recognized occupation for which they were trained or in a related comparable recognized occupation and, on the date of this calculation, are employed, or have been employed, for at least 13 weeks following receipt of the credential from the institution.
- Denominator: the number of students who, during the award year, received the degree, certificate, or other recognized educational credential awarded for successfully completing the program.
Certain graduates are excluded from cohort such as those who are continuing their education and those that have waived employment assistance due to extenuating circumstances such as a medical condition or a decision to work in an unrelated field.
*** Tuition and fees for this program are based on pricing for 2012 – 2013. Pricing is subject to change. Please contact an enrollment counselor or student financial assistance counselor for more information.