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University of California Santa Cruz

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Associate Educational Therapist is the first step on the pathway of AET’s Professional membership track.

In the Spotlight:
2021 Conference

Register today for the 2021 AET Conference

Advocacy in Action:
Supporting Unique Learners

Keynote Speaker: Pete Wright, Esq


Thanks to the almost daily advances in neuropsychology and the ongoing challenges for students with learning differences, it is a particularly exciting time for people in the field of educational therapy.


The UCSC Extension Educational Therapy certificate program, based in the heart of Silicon Valley, brings the latest developments in the profession to you in its comprehensive online and classroom curriculum.


Our certificate program, approved by University of California, Santa Cruz, as well as AET, is designed to meet the needs of classroom teachers, resource specialists, special education teachers, speech and language specialists, education specialists in various agencies and institutions, as well as counselors, therapists, and social workers.


Our students acquire essential research-based skills—course by course or in the full certificate program. They learn to:

  • Use assessment tools and procedures frequently used in educational therapy settings;
  • Understand challenges faced by students with ADHD, autism, Asperger’s Syndrome, nonverbal learning disorder, sensory integration disorder, fetal alcohol syndrome, oppositional defiant disorder, and other learning differences;
  • Comprehend the theories, issues, strategies, and materials related to the assessment and instruction of students with reading difficulties;
  • Apply strategies for helping students understand computation and problem-solving in mathematics; and
  • Develop a business plan for managing their own clinical practices.


For more information, visit our website, call us at (408) 861-3860, or email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. 

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