Trauma Informed Specialist Application
Thank you for your interest in the Trauma Informed Specialist Certification Program (TIS)! This program is designed to address the needs of educators and administrators by providing tools for supporting students who experience trauma and practicing self care in order to promote resiliency. By completing this certification you will be able to coach others to build Trauma Informed Schools using available resources.

The TIS program is designed by The Center for Cognitive Diversity and consists of 4 graduate level courses delivered over the course of 10 months with Continuing Education Semester Units available through CSUEB.

Our upcoming courses begins May 2021.
1. Principles of Trauma for Educators (3 units) - hosted on one Saturday of the month
2. Reflective Supervision for Educators (1.5 units) - selected by the participant from a list of available times
3. Trauma Supportive Schools (3 units) - hosted in 2021 - dates to be determined
4. Advanced Trauma Informed Reflective Supervision (1.5 units) - hosted in fall 2021

See full scope and sequence here:

Completing this form indicates you are interested in reserving a spot in the 2021 Spring cohort. Thank you!

Emily Santiago, LEP, NCSP
Founder and Director
The Center for Cognitive Diversity
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The cost of our 10 month program is $2500. Participants can receive CSUEB graduate credits for an additional $134 per graduate unit (9 semester units=$1206). Payment for graduate credits are due separately to CSUEB at the completion of each course if you are seeking credit. How do you plan to pay for the program?
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