Trauma Informed Policy and Practice (Graduate Certificate)

The UNH Trauma-Informed Policy and Practice (TIPP) Graduate Certificate Program prepares 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 all students including children and youth with significant support needs, emotional and behavioral disabilities, developmental and intellectual disabilities, autism, sensory, and other learning disabilities.
The NH DOE identified school-based personnel shortages in school social workers and educators trained in emotional and behavioral disabilities, intellectual disabilities, and other learning disabilities. The TIPP Program responds to these challenges as the only graduate certificate in the country addressing the need for trauma-informed professionals supporting the needs of school-age children, youth, and their families in equity-based inclusive education.

The certificate requires completion of 3 core courses and 2 electives. 

Required Courses
EDUC 998Special Topics (Special Topics in Trauma Informed Policy and Practice) 11-4
EDUC 850Introduction to Disability in Inclusive Schools and Communities4
SW 871Trauma-Informed Practice in School Settings3
Electives - select two courses from the following:
SW 804Adolescents with Emotional and Behavioral Challenges3
SW 805Child and Adolescent Risks and Resiliency: Program, Policy and Practice3
SW 813School Social Work3
SW 850Human Behavior and the Social Environment I3
EDUC 801Human Development & Learning: Cultural Perspectives4
EDUC 803CClassroom Management: Creating Positive Learning Environments4
EDUC 851AInclusive Elementary Education: Literacies and Learning for Diverse Learners4
EDUC 851BMethods of Inclusive Secondary Education: Literacies, Learning, and Transitions4
EDUC 861Designing Curriculum for Inclusive, Equitable Settings for Young Children (birth-8)4
EDUC 818Critical Social Justice in and Beyond Education4
EDUC 956Developing Positive Behavior Supports to Ensure Success for All Learners4

EDUC 998 is a year-long two-credit seminar for students in the TIPP program.

This graduate program is approved to be taken on an accelerated basis in articulation with certain undergraduate degree programs.

General Accelerated Master's policy, note that some programs have additional requirements (e.g. higher grade expectations) compared to the policy.

Please see the Graduate School website and contact the department directly for more information.