Florida State University now offers an online Professional Certification on Cognitive Behavior Techniques and Social Emotional Learning for early educators. Rebound and Recovery provides a comprehensive foundation of knowledge on what Cognitive Behavioral Therapy is and its effects on social emotional learning in the classroom and educational outcomes for students. Participants of the certification gain insight into the concept of the connection between a child’s emotion and thoughts and that of their behavior in the classroom which impact the child’s social and emotional growth and their ability to learn.

This course will prepare educators and other individuals working with children to provide ten comprehensive lessons to teach students about their emotions, thoughts, and actions and how to acknowledge and navigate them.

This course gives individuals working with children the tools to understand their emotions and how they impact their thoughts and actions, their social emotional learning, trauma informed care, and build proficiencies in classroom management of emotions and behaviors. Through the certification’s curriculum, participants also learn how to provide student-centered cognitive behavioral supports in the classroom and home.

This self-paced curriculum includes 15 hours of course content and 15 modules of research-based readings, case scenarios, multi-media materials, assignments, and quizzes.

“Research has shown that young children all over Florida and the United States are struggling with school readiness when they enter kindergarten. A major factor contributing to low school readiness rates is that many children are not socially and emotionally ready to learn. This new professional certification will support teachers in early learning and early elementary classrooms by equipping them with knowledge, supports, and interventions that they need to successfully teach children about their thoughts, emotions and actions – how to acknowledge them and how to navigate them.”
- Dr. James Clark, Ph.D., LSCW

Dean College of Social Work, FSU

The certification is designed to benefit to broad range of people engaged in early child learning including the following:

  • Pre-K Teachers & Childcare Providers
  • Elementary Educators
  • Teaching Assistants and Interns
  • Front-Line Human Service Staff Working in Classrooms
  • School district personnel
  • Early Education Administrators
  • Social Services Providers
  • Child Welfare Staff
  • Guardians ad Litem
  • Church Educators
  • Families and Children

Advisory Review Board

The research team at the Center for the Study and Promotion of Communities, Families and Children appreciates the expertise of our Advisory Review Board Members:

  • Dr. Susan Brasher, Ph.D., CPNP-PC, Emory University Assistant Professor
  • Dr. James Clark, Ph.D., LCSW, Florida State University Professor & Dean College of Social Work
  • Dr. Mimi Graham Ph.D., Florida State University Director Center for Prevention & Early Intervention Policy
  • Dr. Chelsea Morris, University of West Georgia Assistant Professor of Early Childhood Special Education Faculty Director of the COE Early Learning Center
  • Dr. Elena Reyes Ph.D., Florida State University Professor; Regional Director College of Medicine Southwest Florida
  • Jackie Romillo, LCSW. Citrus Health Network Early Childhood Program Administrator and Board Chair Florida Association for Infant Mental Health
  • Dr. Bulotsky Shearer Ph.D., University of Miami Associate Professor
  • Kim Sineath, The Learning Pavilion Senior Director
  • Venita Treadwell, Capital Area Community Action Agency Early Childhood Development Program Manager

This Professional Certification was created by the Center for the Study and Promotions of Communities, Families, and Children

Ellen Piekalkiewicz, Director
Tai Cole, MSW, M. Div., MACE, Curriculum Developer
Savannah Collier, MSW, Clinical Program Manager
Andrea Terres, Communications and Digital Specialist

Credentials

Upon successful completion of the course, students are issued a downloadable Certificate of Completion. Additionally, various professions receive Continuing Education Units or In-Service Training hours. Participants must contact their school district or accreditation board to determine credit awarded.

About Our Program

1. Cost

How much does the training cost?
The training is $350 per person.

Is the registration fee different for non-Florida residents?
No. Participants are charged the same course fee ($599 with discount available for the first cohort- $350 for an individual and $300 for an organization registering 5 or more) regardless of where they reside.

Do you offer discounts to non-profits?
The vast majority of our participants come from non-profit organizations. As such, we did everything in our power to keep the cost of the training as low as possible. So, while we do not offer discounts to non-profits specifically, we do offer discounts to the following populations:

  1. Active and inactive U.S. Military
  2. FSU Alumni
  3. FSU Students, Faculty, & Staff

How do I obtain the discount?
You need a promo code that you MUST enter during you registration process. This cannot be applied retroactively. To obtain the promo code you must supply the following information for each population (email to ccarballo@fsu.edu):

  1. Active and inactive U.S. Military
    • Send an email from your .mil account, OR
    • Scan and email your military orders, OR
    • Scan and email you military ID
  2. FSU Alumni
    • Full name as it was when you attended FSU, and
    • Date of Birth, and
    • Graduation Year
  3. FSU Students, Faculty, & Staff
    • Full name as is found in the Faculty/Staff database

Do you offer group discounts?
Associations, agencies, and organizations who are registering 5 or more participants receive a special rate of $300 per participant.

Can I use my State Tuition Waiver?
State Employee Tuition Waivers are restricted to credit courses. This course is non-credit, professional development and therefore does not apply for the tuition waiver.

2. Course Format

How does the online course work?

  • The program is self-paced and fully online. Participants have 24/7 access to the course materials so they can work around their busy schedules. Also, participants have access to the course for one year from enrollment date.
  • Participants must work through each chapter module completely before the chapter quiz is released. The quiz can be retaken an unlimited number of times.
  • Upon successful completion of the last chapter (Chapter 15) the Feedback Survey will be released. Participants must complete the Feedback Survey in order for the Professional Certification to be released and downloaded.

How long does it take to complete the program?
The 15 modules take an estimate of 10 hours to complete.

Must the course be taken in a specific order?
Yes. Each module in the course must be completed before moving to the next module.

Is there a time-frame in which I need to complete the training?
After you register, the training will be open to you for one year (calendar year). Even if you complete the course in a short period of time, the course materials will remain open to you for the entire year.

3. Registration

Who can register for this training?
The training non-credit, professional development and is therefore open to the public. Participants do not need to apply to the University, rather they simply have to register and submit their payment.

Who should register for this training?
This course enables educators and other individuals working with young children to develop the knowledge and skills they need to understand social emotional learning and be able to teach the ten courses of Rebound and Recovery. It is specifically designed for a multidisciplinary audience, with content that will inform and advance the knowledge and skills of professionals in many fields.

Do I need to apply to the program?
No, there is no application process to participate in this program. This is a non-credit professional development/continuing education opportunity that is open to the public.

Are there educational requirements or pre-requisites to participate in this training?
There are no special degree requirements to participate in this training.

How do I register for this training?

PLEASE NOTE: Access to this course is on another website. Your login information and the link to the course will be sent to you 1-2 business days after your payment is confirmed. If you submit your payment on Friday or on the weekend, your login information will be sent to you that following Monday.

4. Where do I Take the Program and When Does it Start?

When are the courses offered?
Registration for the course is rolling and the curriculum is self-paced and fully online. This means participants may begin at any time – after registration and payment has been received.

PLEASE NOTE: Access to this course is on another website. Your login information and the link to the course will be sent to you 1-2 business days after your payment is confirmed. If you submit your payment on Friday or on the weekend, your login information will be sent to you that following Monday.

Where do I take the training and when does it start?
The training portal is accessed at https://courses.learningforlife.fsu.edu. This is NOT the same place where participants registered. Participants will be able to access and start the training once payment has been submitted and processed and login credentials have been provided.

5. What credentials can I earn?

Upon successful completion of the course, students are issued a downloadable Certificate of Completion. Additionally, various professions receive Continuing Education Units or In-Service Training hours. Participants must contact their school district or accreditation board to determine credit awarded.

Call (850) 644-7545 or email ccarballo@fsu.edu to obtain Discount Codes. Discount codes MUST be used during the registration process and cannot be applied after the registration is submitted, no exceptions.

  • All active/inactive U.S. Military – 10%. Must supply:
    • Send an email from your .mil account, OR
    • Scan and email your military orders, OR
    • Scan and email you military ID
  • FSU Alumni – 10%. Must supply:
    • Full name as it was when you attended FSU, and
    • Date of Birth, and
    • Graduation Year
  • FSU Students – 10%. Must supply:
    • Full name and
    • Date of Birth
  • FSU Faculty & Staff -10%. Must supply:
    • Full name as is found in the Faculty/Staff database
  • Group Discounts also Available

*Discounts are not cumulative. Only one discount can be used per student.

Minimum Hardware Requirements
A functional laptop or desktop computer, tablet or smartphone with a reliable high-speed Internet connection.

Minimum Skills Requirements
Basic computer literacy including the ability to connect to the Internet and navigate the web using URLs, Web search engines and links.

Minimum Time Requirements
The estimated time to complete this certification is 10 hours.

Please note that there are NO REFUNDS. So, be sure that you can take the course before inputting your payment information.

For More Information:

Course Content Support:
Tai Cole, FSU CSW Center for the Study and Promotion of Communities, Families, and Children
tcole@fsu.edu
(850) 666-4752

Registration Assistance:
Catia Carballo, Center for Academic & Professional Development
(850) 644-7545 or use the contact form below.

For Questions about the Professional Certification in Rebound & Recovery: Social-Emotional Education & Intervention for Early Childhood

Registration Notice:
While the course will be released at the end of June, we are accepting registrations and pre-payments.
Access to the course will be provided at the end of June.
Introductory Price:
(limited time only)

$350

Regular Price:
$599

Please Note:
Access to the course is not immediate upon payment and is in a different location than where you registered. Course access information and log in credentials will be emailed to you.