Skip to main content
Trauma and Resilience Graduate Certificate

School of Education Trauma and Resilience Certificate

Graduate Certificate


The UW-Stevens Point online graduate teaching certificate in Trauma and Resilience empowers learners to foster resilience and self-care and to promote trauma informed environments. Students will learn how to apply the foundations of trauma and resilience with diverse populations, in an equitable and inclusive manner.


Fill out the form below to request more information.


This 15-credit program (5 courses) includes three core multidisciplinary courses and two elective courses. Students may choose between a pathway in social work or a pathway in education. The two elective courses will be in the pathway of choice. Students will have a culminating applied research or leadership experience in trauma and resilience in a capstone course. All courses can apply towards a master’s in education degree at UW-Stevens Point. 

Program Benefits  

  • apply concepts of resilience and self-care to personal and work settings 
  • courses are 100% online 
  • courses offered during fall, spring and summer semesters 
  • students can step into this certificate at any time 
Trauma and Resilience Graduate Certificate

Why choose the Trauma and Resilience Certificate at UW-Stevens Point?

A growing number of children experience substantial trauma or chronic stress throughout childhood, manifesting in cognitive, social, physical, and emotional challenges. These challenges are expressed in the K-12 academic setting through behavioral and emotional self-regulation, academic functioning and engagement, absenteeism, and physical and mental illness. Advances in trauma-informed care and social-emotional learning, as applied to the school environment, provide pathways for educators to proactively address the many challenges our students experience. UWSP’s program offers a variety of actionable, research-based methods and strategies that are beneficial in addressing the many challenges our students and educators face throughout each school year.

School of Education
School of Education

In the News and Social Media

Catch up on the latest news from the School of Ed programs and get an insight from our students in their blogs.

previous slide
next slide

Graduate Certificate

By the Numbers

Years to Complete


There are three required courses, and then students will choose an emphasis in education or social work. Students will complete two additional courses within their emphasis track. This program is 5 courses total (15 credits).

Required Courses

    • EDUC 725 – Adverse childhood experiences and child development
    • EDUC 720 – Resilience and Self-care
    • EDUC 707 – Educational Research (Capstone Experience)

Electives (Choose either Education or Social Work Pathway)

Education Pathway

  • EDUC 727 – Trauma Informed, Restorative, and Resilient Schools
  • EDUC 730 – The Resilient Teacher
  • EDUC 790 – Grief and Loss

Sociology and Social Work Pathway

  • SW 385/585 – Social Work and Mental Health
  • SW 387/587 – Emerging Issues in Social Work with Children and Youth

How much will it cost?

State Teacher College Rock at Old Main

Tuition and Costs

We recognize that cost is essential when determining which program is best for you. Tuition, segregated fees, and a distance education fee combine to determine the program’s total cost, and each item is priced on a per-credit basis. There is an additional $25 administrative fee per semester of enrollment. For questions about tuition or more information, please reach out to Student Financial Services.

Students enrolled in an add-on licensure program are considered non-degree seeking and will not be eligible for financial aid. If students combine their Add-on licensure with the master’s in education degree, they are degree-seeking and are eligible for financial aid.

Are you Ready to Apply?

To apply to this program, please follow the steps below. Applications are received on a rolling basis throughout the year.

  1. Apply to the School of Education and submit:
    1. All unofficial transcripts (including transfer credits)
    2. Cover Letter
    3. Resume or CV
  2. Once you have been accepted into the graduate certificate program, you will apply to the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point as a non-degree seeking student. If you are adding the Master’s in Education degree, then you will apply as a degree seeking student.
  3. Once you have been accepted into the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, you will be emailed instructions to set up your student account and register for classes.
  4. Questions? Please contact
Master's in Education

Add a Master’s in Education

Are you interested in earning your Master’s in Education? Why not use the credits from this add-on licensure/certification to count towards your degree? The M.S. in Education degree requires 30 graduate credits, and these courses can be used to count towards your degree. Learn more about our master’s degree and how you can earn both a degree and an add-on licensure/certification at the same time.

Meet your Faculty and Staff

Our instructors consistently achieve exemplary ratings and strive to utilize innovative instructional strategies in an online environment. We are available to assist our students and care deeply about their needs.
Jesse Mossholder

Jesse Mossholder

  • Associate Lecturer – Education
Kristi Roth

Kristi Roth

  • Professor
  • Chair – Common Council

Margaret Kubek

  • Assistant Professor

Tara Anderson

  • Assistant Professor
  • Coordinator, Substance Use and Addiction Studies Minor