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Department of Counseling and School Psychology

Department of Counseling and School Psychology

Counseling and Trauma-informed Care
for a Multicultural Society
Time Commitment

Time Commitment

  • Online Certificate in Trauma informed Care (12 unit) full-time, 12 weeks - online.
  • Master of Arts Education (Counseling) (30 unit) full-time, 12 months - online.
Affordability coin


  • Certificate in Mental Health Recovery & Trauma-informed Care costs approximately $6,000.*
  • Master of Arts Education (Counseling) (30 unit) cost approximately $15,000.*
Accelerated Program

Accelerated Program

  • The Certificate program and the Online MA program are designed to be completed at an accelerated pace, and require intensity of focus.
  • Both programs are also flexible in that it is easily accessable anywhere online to be completed on your own time within the structured timeline of the classes. 
moving degree


  • All 12 units of the certificate courses transfer to the Master of Arts Education (Counseling) Degree.
*Unit prices are subject to change.
** All courses are eligible for Financial Aid. Contact the Financial Aid Office and speak to a financial aid officer familiar with loans for special programs.

Our Core Emphases 

Core Big Five 1
Provide a culturally infused curriculum focused on socially responsible and resiliency-based perspectives that promote diversity education and social justice.
Core Big Five 2
Implement culturally responsive trauma-oriented practices with diverse families, schools, and communities by which students consider complex problem situations that do not pathologize individuals and families.
Core Big Five 2
Apply innovative restorative practices in homes, schools and communities as alternatives to traditional discipline and retributive punishment.
Core Big Five 2
Employ contemporary technology to deliver high quality online accelerated learning for counseling and counseling related fields to students and professionals working full time and who wish to continue their education and advance their career.
Core Big Five 2
Advance the clinical training of counselors by providing clinical supervision in more than 10 languages to local and international students serving populations with little or no access to mental health services.