Through the study and daily application of ancient and current applied philosophical perspectives, this certificate will help you find and harness your innate wisdom to develop a more compassionate classroom. While studying, you’ll find guidance to deepen your own mindfulness practice, develop an understanding of the history of mindfulness-based educational approaches and develop your own applications. Focus on the context in which the core principles of mindfulness and compassion affect the classroom to discover new perspectives on both teaching and learning strategies.
This certificate is offered by AU New England.
Whether you work in a pre-school, a graduate school or anything in between, this year-long, fully online program is for educators interested in deepening their own practice and exploring and applying mindfulness-based approaches in their teaching or work context.
The Mindfulness for Educators Certificate Program trains educators in the core practices of mindfulness and compassion, as formal practices and as lived and embodied responses to life in the classroom and in the world. Antioch University New England has the only graduate program with a focus on mindfulness that is just for teachers.
Relevant and engaging coursework takes into account the lives of working educators. The cohort approach helps participants remain committed to daily meditation and informal mindfulness practices. The program combines online pedagogy with interactive teaching methodology. It includes small class sizes, individual attention from faculty, and real-time connection via telephone, on-line conferencing, and webinars.
- All courses fully online
- Nine graduate credits
- Year-long program completed in spring-summer-fall of any academic year
- One course per term
- Spring: Using Buddhist Frameworks to Reflect on Teaching and Learning
- Summer: Human Development and the Inner Landscape of Teachers and Learners
- Fall: Awareness of Body, Mind, Heart and Brain: Pathways to Change in Education
How to Apply
- Complete the online admissions application, including:
- Essay questions, admissions and program-specific
- Resume/curriculum vitae (CV)
- Non-refundable $50 application fee
- Submit official transcripts from all colleges or universities where you earned a degree or certificate.
- Two letters of recommendation are required, from people who are in a position to evaluate your professional or academic work. The person making the recommendation may not be related to you.
- There are additional requirements for International applicants and applicants without a Bachelor’s degree
- Interview with a faculty member of the department to which you seek entry if selected. This can be in person, by phone, or via Skype.
- Master’s and Certificate Programs do not require the GRE or any other standardized test for admissions. We consider all of your application materials, and evaluate your academic potential in a variety of ways.
Official transcripts should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or mailed to:
Office of Admissions
Antioch University New England
40 Avon Street
Keene, New Hampshire 03431-3516
All application materials submitted become part of an applicant’s file and cannot be returned.
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