Training Programs in Educational Therapy
AET coordinates with two universities to provide programs for the training of educational therapists. California State University Northridge (CSUN) and Holy Names University (HNU) offer a Master of Arts in Special Education with a concentration in Educational Therapy and a Graduate Certificate in Educational Therapy.
Both programs are designed to meet the academic requirements for Associate ET membership, as well as to provide advanced training for practicing educational therapists. The courses have been developed with the approval of AET and are offered for individuals who have an advanced degree and/or credential in special education, learning disabilities, speech/language, psychology, or related fields. Admission to a training program is based upon one’s background in education or learning disabilities. For those without a special education background, the certificate courses can be combined with other electives to fulfill the academic requirements for Professional-level membership in AET.
Students who complete the HNU or CSUN programs are eligible to be “fast tracked” for AET membership and may submit a copy of their certificate as proof of academic preparation.
Further information about AET-approved programs:
- California State University, Northridge, Northridge, CA (available online)
- Holy Names University, Oakland, CA (some courses online)
Educational Therapy training programs are also available at the following universities*:
- California State University Los Angeles
- University of California Riverside Extension
- University of California Santa Cruz Extension
*AET cannot guarantee that these programs will fulfill all Associate ET academic requirements.