This online, four-module (80 hours), Positive Education Certificate prepares front-line educators, administrators, parents and organizations with the knowledge and skills to effectively support the students and institutions to thrive. The combination of theoretical and practical approaches in resilience, optimism and well-being provides participants with the background and necessary tools to inform and embed the principles and practices of strength-based interventions to promote flourishing environments, enhancing learning and well-being. Through the exploration of individual and collective strengths, participants gain an in-depth understanding of how to optimize their organizational culture to maximize their teaching and learning potential. This program will provide the scientific foundations and applied interventions of positive education to enable participants to co-create implementation plans to accelerate the shift towards flourishing learning environments for administrators, teachers and students alike, through collaborative and experiential learning opportunities.
In this certificate program, you will:
The Positive Education Certificate consists of four modules:
As a student in the Positive Education Certificate program, you will receive a one-year subscription to the Positive Psychology Practitioner’s Toolkit, and the VIA Character Strengths survey with Me and Pro reports – a $430 value.
Positive education uses scientific foundations and applied interventions of positive education to optimize organizational cultures and maximize teaching and learning potential. It is not an alternate method of treating psychological disorders or mental illness, nor does it address teaching methods. The Positive Education Certificate, offered through the Centre for Public Safety and Well-Being, seeks to help front-line educators, administrators, parents and organizations learn theoretical and practical approaches in resilience, optimism and well-being. The certificate does not provide graduates the authority to practice psychology, offer psychological services or teach in the Canadian education system.
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