M.Ed. Social & Behavioral Health (Emphasis in Social Emotional Learning)

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COST PER CREDIT $635* (financial aid & scholarships available)
COURSE FORMAT Evening and weekend classes
I want to enroll in... Please apply by...
Fall Term First week of August
Jan Term First week of December
Spring Term First week of January
Summer Term Third week of April

*for the 2017-18 academic year


  • Customize a schedule that fits your needs and costs for professional growth.
  • Keep your day schedule and attend class in the evening.
  • Complete the program in as little as two years.
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As part of our dedication to your success, the Social & Behavioral Health (Emphasis in Social Emotional Learning) program is designed to help you meet your educational and professional goals. Throughout the program you’ll work with instructors who are skilled practitioners and are sensitive to the needs of working professionals.

Social Emotional Learning (36 credits)

Do you work closely with children who exhibit an inability to manage their emotions or who have difficulty responding empathetically to others? Whitworth’s Social Emotional Learning Program will give you the foundation to promote learning in children that will enable them to be successful in school and in life. You’ll explore ways to help children develop healthy interpersonal skills and overcome difficulties (such as complex trauma and adverse childhood experiences) that can impede their motivation to learn, maximizing their social and emotional learning potential.

Social and emotional learning refers to the educational process through which individuals learn to manage their emotions and understand the emotional and social needs of those around them. Acquiring these skills plays a critical role in ensuring their emotional, social and behavioral success.

Whitworth’s M.Ed. in Social & Behavioral Health program is a 36-credit program addressing cutting-edge strategies that help children develop social and self-awareness, and improve self-management and relational skills. You’ll become equipped to serve with compassion and gain an understanding of a broad range of areas that can affect a child’s ability to develop social and emotional learning skills.

Do I need to be a certified teacher to be admitted into the program?

No, teaching credentials are not required for an applicant to enter the program.

Can I work while going through the program?

The Social & Behavioral Health Program was structured to fit the schedules of working professionals. Classes are held in the late afternoon and evening hours so those with daytime commitments can attend.


Whitworth's mission is to provide its diverse student body an education of mind and heart, equipping its graduates to honor God, follow Christ, and serve humanity.

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