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SAU launches M.Ed. in Trauma & Resiliency

Spring Arbor University launches an online Master of Education in Trauma and Resiliency program at a critical point in history. This innovative program will equip teachers to understand the impact of trauma on students and to learn essential social-emotional teaching strategies for the classroom and beyond!

SAU will partner with Starr Commonwealth to make this new program a success. Starr is a leader in providing trauma-informed and resilience-based courses, training and certification programs for teachers, administrators and other professionals working in school settings. Individuals who have completed Starr programs will be excellent candidates for SAU’s online M.Ed. Trauma and Resiliency program.

“Educators stand ready to help our children achieve greatness, yet the challenge has never been so great. Professionals need new tools and skills to allow their mastery to improve emotional and academic success for their students,” says Elizabeth Carey, Starr Commonwealth President and CEO. “For over 30 years,  Starr Commonwealth has been a leader in providing support to educators seeking to best serve all students. We are proud of the transformation in school culture and student performance we have witnessed with the help of our curriculum. To partner with SAU and their innovative education faculty is an honor.” 

More than ever, teachers are finding that their students have been exposed to trauma. The National Survey of Children’s’ Health found that 35 million children in the United States have faced at least one type of trauma in their childhood. Students of SAU’s M.Ed. Trauma and Resiliency program will discover how to help K-12 learners build resiliency and work through personal trauma that affects classroom behavior and performance.

“It is imperative that K-12 school personnel have specific training on how best to support students who have been exposed to trauma. The M.Ed. in Trauma and Resiliency is aimed at equipping educators, schools and districts with the necessary skills to ensure the success of all students. Our partnership with Starr Commonwealth has yielded a dynamic program that is current, relevant, innovative and grounded in research-based best practices,” says John Williams IV, Interim Dean of SAU’s School of Education.

Multiple start dates for the M.Ed. Trauma and Resiliency program are offered each semester. The first class begins on July 27, 2020. Apply today at!