Students with mental health issues will thrive. So will your impact.
As an educator, understanding your students with mental health issues can have a lasting impact on their learning and development. Saint Mary’s mental health in education program equips you with the tools and information related to mental health practices to support students in need.
In as little as one year, you’ll better understand students’ social and emotional issues and become well-versed in developing intervention strategies. You’ll be empowered to advocate for your students by sharing skills and strategies with your own schools and districts.
Over five courses, you’ll focus on practical applications of mental health for your students, including:
Reflecting on your conceptualization of mental health
Understanding the needs of students from birth through grade 12
Identifying how and when to access additional resources
Improving the overall well-being of the classroom and school environment
Better understand the mental health needs of your students. Saint Mary’s mental health education program provides you with the tools to implement diverse strategies and maximize resources. Be their voice — advocate for your students and share your knowledge and experiences. Create a positive learning environment for students, helping them thrive.
Online – August
Online – March
What Makes it Special
Complete this program in as little as one year
Designed for current educators
Real-world instruction from faculty in the fields of mental health and counseling
What You'll Learn
What You'll Learn
Recognize mental health needs for students from birth through grade 12.
Evaluate the educator’s role/capacity to address mental health needs.
Use appropriate community and mental health resources to support students.
Collaborate with colleagues and the community to foster students’ needs.
Apply diverse strategies and resources to promote student well-being.
Share Your Success
Share your achievements with your professional network and social connections using our digital badging. The badge for mental health in education showcases your accomplishment for completing all 15 credits of this program, and the value of your relevant skills and professional knowledge.
In this program, you’ll gain a new perspective on how to help your students, while earning a credential that shows your skills and expertise in a specific area in education. A graduate certificate in mental health education can help you advance your career and open up a world of opportunities.
Employment of mental health counselors is projected to grow 23 percent from 2020 to 2030.