Comprehensive sexuality education begins in early childhood and continues through a person’s lifespan.
Sexuality Education is a multifaceted approach to provide developmentally appropriate information about sexual health, development, and well-being. This program provides a holistic view of Sexuality Education, which combines emotional, physical, intellectual, spiritual and ecological values across the lifespan. Students will receive training to become competent in designing and leading curriculum that encompasses comprehensive sex education.
Comprehensive sexuality education is medically accurate, evidence-based, and age-appropriate, and includes but is not limited to decision making around sexuality, providing information about normal sexual development, contraception, STI awareness, risk prevention and consent practices. Comprehensive sexuality education begins in early childhood and continues through a person’s lifespan.
This degree is offered by AU Seattle.
- One Adult Education class per week each quarter
- Classes are offered in the evenings to accommodate the schedules of working professionals
- Students may begin the concentration in any quarter
16 for the concentration, 48 for the MAEd degree
- Human Sexuality (3 quarter credits)
- Diversity in Sexual Expression (3 quarter credits)
- Sex Therapy Special Topic Electives (2 total)
- Sexual Attitude Reassessment (SAR) (2 quarter credits)
- Fundamentals of Sex Education (3 quarter credits)
- Sexuality Educator Practicum (3 quarter credits)
Equivalent coursework will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis and may be applied for transfer equivalency and waived from the required course list.
- Students will be competent in providing programs to all age levels that do not only focus on sexual development, risk prevention, and consent, but also teach about forms of sexual expression, healthy sexual and non-sexual relationships, gender identity, sexual orientation and questioning, communication, sexual decision making and prevention of sexual violence.
- Students will have training on various modalities of education including school-based curriculum, adult learning approaches, community workshops and retreats.
This program has been developed for students to meet the minimum education credit requirements to achieve certification as a sexuality educator as issued by the American Association of Sex Educators, Counselors, and Therapists (AASECT). Antioch University Seattle is an approved provider of AASECT Continuing Education Credits (provider ID# 18-123-AU) and students will receive up to 200 hours of Continuing Education Credits during the course of the program.
This program meets the requirements for the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors and Therapists (AASECT). Completion of this program does not ensure or guarantee AASECT Certification. For further information please contact [email protected].
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