Do you find yourself wishing you could do more to help students who have suffered from neglect and abuse?

Are behaviors making classroom management a chore? Have you found that making accommodations for the few takes valuable time away from the many? These are just a few problems that are common among teachers throughout the country. Students who graduate with a Certificate in Neuroscience and Trauma will be equipped with the knowledge and skills necessary to teach and work with students who have suffered acute trauma and stress. 

Superintendents and principals are finding that trauma-responsive education is a major deficit and need right now in American schools.

Why study Neuroscience & Trauma at Tabor?

  • All two-unit courses in the certificate program can be taken for Continuing Education Units (CEUs) in Kansas or professional development credit in most districts in America (Check with your district office before enrolling.)
  • Taking all six courses sequentially will lead to a certificate in Neuroscience and Trauma.
  • Tabor certificate program graduates will enter their classrooms equipped to help students who suffer from disadvantages and will be prepared to implement trauma-responsive educational practices in their schools and districts.
  • This program will provide answers based on new research and science to create in you a more skilled educator.
  • This certificate program is a self-paced fully online program that can be completed in one year.

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Course Overview

  • The Certificate in Neuroscience can be completed in 12 Credit Hours in one year over three terms. 
  • Courses are broken into seven modules to be completed in 14-week semesters at the student’s own pace.
  • Courses in the Certificate in Neuroscience and Trauma:
    • Fundamentals of Neuroscience (Anatomy and Physiology)
    • Cognitive Neuroscience (Learning and Behavior)
    • Current Trends (Neuroscience, Psychology, Trauma)
    • Learning and Behavior Analysis
    • The Neuroscience of Stress, Trauma, and Resiliency
    • Trauma-Informed Learning Communities

Application Requirements

  • An official transcript showing a conferred bachelor’s degree from a nationally accredited program.
  • An overall cumulative undergraduate grade point average of 2.7. Students may petition for probationary status if their cumulative GPA is below 2.7
  • International students are also required to take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) before being considered for admission. The minimum TOEFL score is 560.
  • All applicants must submit an online application for admission and an admission fee.

What does it cost?

Beginning Fall 2022

  • Per unit: $200
  • Total costs of the Certificate: $2,400
  • Total semester/terms in the Certificate program: 3