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Trauma and Resilience Certificate

Sower Fellowship
12 credit hours
98% career outcome rate1

We offer the lowest-priced online M.Ed. in Nebraska and the Concordia University System.

Nebraska Residents & Lutheran Educators $340* PER credit hour

$425/credit hour rate outside of Nebraska

Through our Lutheran Guarantee, Lutheran Educators from around the world qualify for our special rate.

*Discounted rate does not apply to course-only options.

The Trauma and Resilience Certificate from Concordia University, Nebraska is designed as professional development for educators who want to become more effective at using trauma-focused and resilience-building practices.

This graduate-level trauma and resilience certificate will prepare you with expertise in trauma-informed approaches to your teaching so you can support prevention, resilience and recovery among your students. Develop a fundamental understanding of the impact trauma and stress have on learning; the social, emotional and physical development of students; and the role resilience plays in creating positive future health outcomes. 

Learn techniques for developing trusting relationships and creating learning environments for all children to thrive that you can apply to your own classroom while you explore the neurological effects of trauma and learn to use evidence-based approaches to promote healing and recovery.


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Concordia NebraskaTrauma and Resilience Certificate: Core Concepts

Concordia University, Nebraska is an excellent Lutheran, Christian university that will engage you in dynamic, life-shaping learning. We value you as an individual and build a relationship with you that promotes your success and meaningful learning. Relevant coursework and real-world experiences will advance the knowledge and skills needed for your field of study. Your degree from Concordia Nebraska will expand your pursuit of learning, service and leadership in your vocation.

The instructors in the trauma and resilience program are experienced teachers in the field of trauma-informed teaching and most hold a terminal degree in education. Courses begin every eight weeks and you can begin your studies whenever there is a course start. The program curriculum is high-quality, regularly reviewed and revised to keep up-to-date with the research and educational issues that teachers face today. You will be able to take what you learn in the trauma and resilience certificate program and apply it directly to your classroom to provide a more robust learning experience for your students.

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Trauma and Resilience Certificate Faculty

As experts in trauma and resilience, our faculty and instructors bring years of experience to the classroom.

Meet the faculty

Lewis “Trip” Rodgers
Education executive of the Congregational Life Commission at the Central Illinois District of The LCMS in Springfield

I wish I had taken these classes earlier in my ministry. I am looking forward to sharing this growing knowledge with fellow teachers and administrators.

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