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Advanced Study in Educational Therapy Certificate



What will I learn?

The Educational Therapy post-M.A. degree certificate program, designed in collaboration with the Association of Educational Therapy (AET), provides M.A. degree students an opportunity to develop expertise and professional skills related to educational therapy. Completion of the certificate program, which includes courses and field experience, leads to the award of the Certificate of Advanced Study in Educational Therapy. The program combines educational and therapeutic approaches for evaluation, remediation, case management and communication/advocacy on behalf of children, adolescents and adults with learning disabilities or learning problems. Graduates of the certificate program meet the academic course requirements to achieve AET’s Associate Professional level of membership. Moreover, 150 supervisory hours for the professional level of membership are met by the internship, which is the culminating experience in the certificate program.

Required Courses and Field Experience SPED 671 Advanced Study of Literacy Problems (3) SPED 672 Advanced Assessment (3) SPED 673 Principles of Educational Therapy for Individuals with Exceptional Needs (3) SPED 676 Clinical Case Management (3) SPED 679 Internship in Educational Therapy (3).

Which department am I in?

Michael D Eisner College of Education

Study options

Full Time (15 credit hours)

Tuition fees
US$8,498.00 per year
Tuition and other fees: USD $4,249 for seven or more units per semester

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

21 January 2023


Michael D Eisner College of Education

ED 3121,

18111 Nordhoff Street,



91330, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

An international master’s (or post-baccalaureate graduate) student has completed a post-secondary degree equal to a U.S. bachelor's degree. Graduate students may apply for admission to a master's or doctoral degree program at CSUN.

For international students

Completion of a M.A. degree program in Education or other related fields as approved by the certificate program coordinator. Minimum of 2 years of experience in the field of education. Education Specialist Credential or prerequisites determined by the ET coordinator (e.g., SPED 400, SPED 406, SPED 501MM, SPED 503MM or equivalencies). Minimum 3.0 GPA in the M.A. degree program.

IELTS Academic - International English Language Test System: 6.5

PTE Academic - Pearson’s Test of English: 58

TOEFL - Test of English as a Foreign Language: Internet Based score: 79; Paper-based score: 550

iTEP Academic - International Test of English Proficiency: 4.0

DET – Duolingo English Test: 105

Application deadline for Fall term is May 31st, Spring term is Oct 31st.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


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