Social Emotional Well-being and Wholistic Trauma-sensitive Practices (Delivered Online) - Fall 2021


This Graduate Diploma in Advanced Professional Studies has been developed for educators interested in deepening their understanding of the contemplative and embodied basis to effective social-emotional and trauma-sensitive pedagogical practices in the classroom.


  • Teacher inquiry and reflective practice
  • Holistic approaches to teaching and learning
  • Frameworks to support the holistic development of children, including Indigenous approaches to teaching and learning (First Peoples Principles of Learning)
  • Contemplative practices and embodied inquiry
  • Theories and practice of care of the self, care of the other, self-regulation and social-emotional well-being
  • Collaborative and caring learning communities
  • Personal and social responsibility
  • Trauma-healing informed practices

This two-year, 30-unit program of study is for educators whose primary focus is school-based educational practice. It provides the opportunity to engage in focused, sustained reflective inquiry. Completion of the diploma allows educators to move from TQS category 4 to 5 or from category 5 to 5+.

  • Location: Delivered Online
  • Suited for: K-12 Educators
  • Format: Interactive, experiential online sessions with a combination of synchronous and asynchronous classes. Potential that the one-week, Summer Institutes in August 2022 and August 2023 are face-to-face.
  • Classes: Tuesdays
  • Start Term: Fall 2021 (Sep)
  • End Term: Summer 2023 (Aug)
  • Applications open: Feb 16, 2021
  • Applications close: Jul 23, 2021
  • 2021/22 Tuition**: $326.69/unit
    (Students register for 5 units per term)
    **Subject to estimated 2% fee increase each September.



Additional information can be found on our Frequently Asked Questions page as well as in the Student Calendar.