Occupational Endorsement Certificate in Children's Behavioral Health

The Occupational Endorsement Certificate in Children’s Behavioral Health is a 12-credit occupational endorsement for paraprofessionals who are currently working with or planning to work with children and youth in therapeutic residential settings. By completing the endorsement certificate requirements, students gain skills essential to becoming effective members of therapeutic treatment teams. All classes in the Occupational Endorsement Certificate in Children's Behavioral Health have been cross-listed with the UAA Human Services program and will be counted as selective credits for students enrolled in the HUMS undergraduate degree programs.

Admission Requirements

Satisfy the Application and Admission Requirements for Occupational Endorsement Certificate Programs.

Graduation Requirements

Program Requirements

DLS/HUMS A200Introduction to Children's Behavioral Health3
DLS/HUMS A205Teaching Social Skills to Youth in Children's Behavioral Health3
DLS/HUMS A206Positive Behavioral Supports in Children's Behavioral Health3
DLS/HUMS A385Working with Traumatized Children3
Total Credits12

A total of 12 credits is required for the OEC. 

Program Student Learning Outcomes

Students who successfully complete this program will be able to:

  • Use knowledge of therapeutic techniques, child development and cultural responsiveness to interpret treatment plans in therapeutic settings for children and youth.
  • Apply an array of strategies to support and shape behavior of children and youth with challenging behaviors.
  • Abide by professional practices accepted in the field of children’s behavioral health.
  • Blend concepts and skills to develop trauma-informed practices in children’s behavioral health services.