Social emotional learning (SEL) helps students — both children and adults — better understand their thoughts and emotions to become more self-aware and to develop more empathy for others within their community and the world around them. When incorporated into daily learning through programs like Harmony SEL, students can learn skills like communication, problem solving, self-awareness, and more. These skills can lead to better academic performance, healthier peer relationships, and more positive behaviors both in and outside of the classroom — now and into the future.
As experts in the world of SEL, Sanford Programs supports educators nationwide with the latest information, research, and resources to keep social emotional skills top of mind and encourage whole-child education. Seeking to create positive change, Sanford Programs helps educators develop the social emotional skills for inspired teaching and effective classroom leadership.
The Sanford College of Education at National University — a partner institution of Sanford Programs — is a leader in social emotional learning, making classrooms inclusive and productive with tools and materials for teachers to implement in grades Pre-K-12. Now, National University is offering a new degree program designed to empower educators and administrators to continue to make transformative changes in their school communities — the Master of Arts in Social Emotional Learning.
This unique master’s program equips educators with research-based knowledge and skills in self-care, cognition, trauma, and the ability to create healthy environments and relationships that are culturally responsive, equitable, and supportive for the whole child. This deep dive into personal identity, culture, leadership, community, and programs provides an SEL foundation where positive school climates thrive.
By fostering a sense of empathy, self-awareness, and feelings of safety and inclusiveness in the classroom, SEL can have a positive impact that lasts a lifetime. Through this innovative master’s degree, educators can take concrete steps to develop their own social emotional skills, become more inspired and effective leaders, and transform the lives of students and communities nationwide.
Learn more about National University’s MA in SEL today.