Sexuality Education is a multifaceted approach to provide developmentally appropriate information about sexual health, development, and well-being. This certificate will focus on a Holistic view of Sexuality Education, which combines emotional, physical, intellectual, spiritual and ecological values across lifespan. The certificate will provide students training to become competent in designing and leading curriculum that encompasses comprehensive sex education from a holistic approach. Comprehensive sexuality education is medically accurate, evidence-based, and age-appropriate, and includes but is not limited to decision making around sexual intercourse, providing information about normal reproductive development, contraception, as well as barrier protection to prevent STIs. Comprehensive sexuality education begins in early childhood and continue through a person’s lifespan. Recipients of the certificate will be competent in providing programs to all age levels that do not only focus on reproductive development, prevention of STIs, and unintended pregnancy, but also teach about forms of sexual expression, healthy sexual and nonsexual relationships, gender identity and sexual orientation and questioning, communication, recognizing and preventing sexual violence, consent, and decision making. The certificate will provide training on various modalities of education including school-based curriculum, adult learning approaches, community workshops and retreats
The educational philosophy of the Sexuality Educator Certificate is based on a model of adult learning that is student-centered and competency-based. The student-centered aspects of this model emphasize establishing learning environments characterized by collaboration, self-direction, and self-reflective practice.
Our Certificate in Sex Education is designed for students, alumni, and community members who hold a Masters Degree-or-higher in Education or Mental Health to broaden their educator skills specific to delivering content around and promoting sexual health.
Antioch’s certificate has been developed for graduate students and post-graduate professionals to meet the minimum education credit requirements to achieve certification as a sexxuality educator as issued by the American Association of Sex Educators, Counselors, and Therapists (AASECT). Antioch University Seattle is the only accredited institution in Washington that is an approved provider of AASECT Continuing Education Credits (provider ID# 18-123-AU) Students will receive up to 200 hours of Continuing Education Credits during the course of the program.
This certificate 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
20 credits (160 continuing education credits)
REQUIRED COURSES (may be completed during Master’s program) – 20 credits
- Human Sexuality (3)
- Curriculum Studies and Reflective Practice (4)
- Fundamentals of Sex Education (3)
- Diversity in Sexual Expression (3)
- Sexuality Educator Practicum (3)
- Sexual Attitude Reassessment (SAR) (2)
- Sex Therapy Special Topic Electives (2 total)
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 entering the certificate program can complete the requirements in as little as 4 quarters (12 months). Classes are held on Wednesdays from 3:30pm-6:30pm and one weekend per quarter. Students can work with the Sexuality Certificate Programs Coordinator to create a plan of study that works with their professional goals.
In general, the course load is reasonable and standard for graduate-level training, in terms of reading and writing (1-2 courses per quarter; average 3-6 hours per week). The classes are highly experiential and require on-going awareness of self-of-the- therapist issues and in some of the classes to demonstrate active learning and application of the techniques.
- Human Sexuality
- Curriculum Studies and Reflective Practice
Q2: Certificate Courses
- Fundamentals of Sex Education (30 CEUs)
- Sexual Attitude Reassessment (20 CEUs)
Q3: Certificate Courses
- Diversity in Sexual Expression (30 CEUs)
- Special Topics in Sex Therapy (10 CEUs)
Q4: Certificate Courses
- Sexuality Educator Practicum (30 CEUs)
- Special Topics in Sex Therapy (10 CEUs)
- Complete the online application, which includes:
- Application Form
- Curriculum Vitae or Resume
- Personal statement (Attach a written 500-word personal statement describing your interest in applying for the sex therapy certificate at Antioch University. Include discussion about why you believe you would be a good fit for the certificate and how this area of learning would benefit you in your professional goals.
- Provide proof of either:
- Current enrollment in an AUS Master’s in Education or Couple and Family Therapy or Clinical Mental Health Counseling program; PsyD in Clinical Psychology; or PhD in Counselor Education and Supervision; at Antioch University or equivalent institution OR Masters- or Doctorate-level degree in Education OR a clinical mental health-related field
- Complete in-person interviews with a certificate advisor and/or faculty to determine fit for the certificate program; sign acknowledgment of sexual conduct and ethics and grievance policy
- Applicants to the Certificate in Sexuality Education may waive credits for course equivalencies.
*Applications due for enrollment in our Winter 2020 Cohort
|Winter 2020||August 2019||January 6, 2020|
|Summer 2020||November 18, 2020||July 6, 2020|
|* Complete applications received after the Deadline date may be considered if space is still available in that
quarter or will be reviewed for the next available term.
We are currently seeking approval for this certificate to be eligible for federal student loans; please check with Financial Aid for updates.
- Students currently enrolled in a graduate program at AUS: $751 per credit
- Antioch Alumni from a Masters level or higher Counseling Psychology Program: $6,000 for the certificate program
- Other applicants: $7,000 for the certificate program
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