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Social, Emotional, & Behavioral Wellness Certificate

LVC’s Graduate Certificate in Social, Emotional, and Behavioral Wellness will help you to recognize and make decisions about how to support students who are experiencing social or emotional difficulties. This certificate is designed on the Social, Emotional, and Behavioral Wellness Program Endorsement Guidelines from the Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE).

Build Resiliency in Students

Our Graduate Certificate in Social, Emotional, and Behavioral Wellness will prepare you to build resiliency in students by facilitating social, emotional, and behavioral wellness in order to address non-academic barriers to learning.

The certificate is designed based on the latest information and research regarding methods, tools, and best practices for teaching and supporting students with social, emotional, behavioral wellness in the K-12 setting.

The courses will provide educators with the tools and knowledge needed to work successfully with family members and the broader community in supporting the social, emotional, and behavioral wellness of their students.

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Gain the knowledge and skills you need to grow as an educator.

Our Social, Emotional, and Behavioral Wellness Certificate can be obtained as a stand-alone certificate or as part of Lebanon Valley College’s Master of Education.

All graduate education courses receive Pennsylvania Department of Education’s ACT 48 continuing education credits.

Upon completion of the Social, Emotional, and Behavioral Wellness Certificate courses, Pennsylvania educators are eligible to apply for the appropriate PDE endorsement through the Pennsylvania Department of Education.

Online Program Format
accelerated terms
start dates per year
What is social and emotional learning?

Social and emotional learning (SEL) is the process through which children and adults acquire the knowledge, attitudes, and skills necessary to understand and manage emotions, set and achieve positive goals, feel and show empathy for others, establish and maintain positive relationships, and make responsible decisions. Social and emotional skills are critical to be a good student and citizen. SEL skills develop in the context of social relationships and within school and classroom contexts, where children learn, apply, and practice the skills of self-awareness, self-management, interpersonal awareness, relationship skills, and decision-making.

Application Requirements

Applicants who possess a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited U.S. college or university will be considered for admission pending a review of the following requirements:

  • Complete an online application.
  • Upload or send your résumé and personal statement.
  • Provide official transcripts from your undergraduate college or university showing a recommended minimum college GPA of 3.00 (on a 4.0 scale).
    • Bachelor’s degree required to begin coursework.
    • Institutions outside of the United States must be recognized as a degree-granting institution in its home country. A course-by-course evaluation of all foreign university transcripts by an independent service based in the United States is required. World Education Services (WES) and SpanTran Evaluation Services are two suggested evaluators. Please have your official evaluation sent directly to Lebanon Valley College.

Application materials can be uploaded in the Graduate Application Portal, submitted to graduateadmission@lvc.edu, or mailed to:

Graduate Admission
Lebanon Valley College
101 N. College Ave.
Annville, PA 17003

We strongly encourage you to complete your application at least two weeks before your desired start. If you are within two weeks of when you would like to begin the program, don’t hesitate to contact graduateadmission@lvc.edu for assistance, and we will do our best to accommodate you.