Get Your Master's in Trauma-Informed Education

This program brings trauma-sensitive strategies to your classroom, helping you promote change both school-wide and district-wide. Now, more than ever, we need trauma-informed education leaders in our schools. Our blend of education and social work courses prepares educators, school counselors, administrators, and daycare workers to address the diverse needs of students. 

Trauma-Informed Education Program Highlights 

  • Our M.Ed. in TIE is one of the only programs in the country where half the courses are in Social Work and half in Education. 
  • Our professors are passionate about helping you create safe and supportive classrooms for your students. They bring decades of teaching experience with strategies to advocate for the success of every child.
  • This program was developed through our robust Resilience Institute, which serves as a leading resource for resilience-building trauma-informed practices.  

Modality & Benefits

Get your master's degree in less than 12 months with this 100% online M.Ed. degree. Advance your career and upgrade your pay grade with this degree designed for working professionals. 

Start Dates:

January, May & August

  • Finish in 1 Year
  • 100% Online
  • 7-Week Courses—Fall, Spring & Summer Sessions
  • 30-Hour Program, Transfer Up to 6
  • 20-Hour Weekly Commitment (varies)

Trauma-Informed Education Curriculum

Degree Requirements

Popular Trauma-Informed Education Classes

  • Overview of Childhood Trauma 
    Explore types and categories of trauma, responses, long-term effects, and established brain pathways. 
  • Mental Health Informed Practices in Education 
    Learn interventions and strategies to help students find success while living with a mental illness.
  • Applied Neuroscience
    This course will empower students to rethink the way they see themselves and others, emphasize the importance of emotion in learning, challenge students to expand the methods they utilize to work with others, and strengthen the data collected to bring about a more positive and lasting impact.

Growing Demand & Lasting Impact

With favorable job growth in the fields of education, administration, and social work (BLS), specializing in trauma-informed education is a high-demand specialty that creates a meaningful difference in students' lives. 

According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), more than two-thirds of children experience trauma by age 16. 

Meet Diverse Needs

  • Primary, Secondary, & Postsecondary Teachers
  • Preschool Teacher
  • Instructional Coordinator
  • School or Career Counselor
  • School Administrator
  • Offer meaningful and relevant training for your faculty in earning the Teaching Children of Poverty Endorsement through the SC SDE.
  • Completers will earn recertification credit, as well as the endorsement on their certificate. 2 courses are required for the endorsement, and cost the district/school $6k for each course for up to 24 students.

We offer a multitude of options for training faculty, staff, and organizations tailored to meet your needs. Topics may include:

  • Understanding trauma and resiliency
  • Burnout prevention
  • Self care and wellness

Please reach out to us to discuss how we can support your school or district.

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