What will I learn?

A new graduate certificate has been developed for Spring 2020.

The UNH Trauma Informed Policy and Practice Graduate Certificate Program will prepare scholars enrolled in social work and/or education graduate programs, or current professionals in the field, in research-based practices and systems change strategies to improve outcomes for children and youth with significant support needs, including those with emotional and behavioral challenges (EBC), developmental and intellectual disabilities, autism, sensory, and other learning disabilities. The NH DOE identified school-based personnel shortages in school social workers and special educators trained in emotional and behavioral disabilities, intellectual disabilities, and other learning disabilities. The TIPP Program will respond to these challenges as the only advanced graduate certificate in the country addressing the need for trauma informed professionals supporting the needs of school age children, youth, and their families.


There will be two required courses and a two-credit year-long seminar:

1) EDUC 750/850 Introduction to Exceptionality: Exploring Equity-based Inclusive Education for All Students
2) SW 897 Core Concepts in Trauma Informed Welfare Practice
3) EDUC 998 - Special Topics in Trauma Informed Policy and Practice. This is a year-long two-credit seminar for students in the TIPP program. The seminar will be held at the UNH Manchester campus with an online option. Students will learn about cutting-edge research and practice focused on trauma and its impact on child and adolescent development, with a particular focus on equity in the context of educational structures will use reflective practice, case study, and research activities to enhance cross- disciplinary learning. The seminar will include instruction on school behavioral health frameworks, mindfulness practices for children, youth and staff, cognitive behavioral therapy practices in schools, evidence-based screening and assessments, small group interventions, collaboration with community treatment providers, social justice and cultural and linguistic competency, equity-based inclusive education, and universal design for learning. The seminar will be taught by Drs. Schuh and Malloy and will also include guest speakers, student-initiated case studies, and problem-solving.

Which department am I in?

College of Liberal Arts

Study options

Full Time (Minimum of 12 credits)

Tuition fees
USD $845 Per Credit hours
Start date

Expected May, August 2021


University of New Hampshire

105 Main Street,


New Hampshire,

03824, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

International applicants must hold a 4-year baccalaureate degree or its equivalent as a precondition for applying to any of our graduate programs. In some cases, you will also need a master’s degree or its equivalent.

For international students

International applicants must hold a four-year baccalaureate degree or its equivalent as a precondition for applying to any of our graduate programs. In some cases, you may also need a master’s degree or its equivalent.

English Language Score:

Minimum score requirements are as follows: TOEFL (Computer-based): 213; TOEFL (Internet-based): 80; IELTS (International English Language Testing System): 6.5; TOEFL ITP (Institution Administered): On case-by-case basis; TOEIC (Test of English for International Communication): On case-by-case basis; Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic: 59.

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