Why Earn a Certificate in Family-Professional Collaboration?
The Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Family-Professional Collaboration is an interdisciplinary graduate program designed to enhance the education and subsequent practice of professionals working in school, health, and community settings.
A focus on family-professional relationships has evolved into an important area of competency for educators, related school personnel and practitioners in health care and community agencies. The courses within the program prepare individuals for the application of principles of family-based practice in their own professional work. Individuals already employed in disciplines such as psychology, sociology, education and health care will advance their knowledge of and research skills in family-related areas of study
The program is especially beneficial for professionals who need to enhance skills related to implementation of public laws and policies that mandate active involvement of families in the development of education and health care plans for children with special needs.
Ideal for Working Professionals
The program’s flexibility makes it ideal to accommodate the demands of a working professional’s schedule. The certificate may be earned as a stand-alone for those not wishing to pursue a master's degree. The curriculum design is also intended to work with existing master's degree programs. Many graduate programs that offer up to 9 units of electives can integrate this graduate certificate.