Online Masters of Education in Trauma & Resiliency

Starr Commonwealth partners with Spring Arbor University to take your trauma-informed mindset to the next level

Go Beyond the Certification

More than ever, teachers are finding that their students have been exposed to trauma. The National Survey of Children’s’ Health found that 35 million children in the United States have faced at least one type of trauma in their childhood. The Childhelp organization found that a report of child abuse is made every 10 seconds. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that suicide was the second leading cause of death among children ages 12-17. As a student of SAU’s Master of Education in Trauma and Resiliency, you’ll learn to help K-12 learners build resiliency and work through personal trauma that affects classroom behavior and performance. As a trauma-sensitive educator, you’ll be able to create a safe, orderly and predictable environment that ensures student wellbeing and success.

Starr Commonwealth and Spring Arbor University

For many years, Starr Commonwealth has understood the need to empower educators with the fundamental knowledge of the effects of trauma and resilience on learning and the learning environment, and has emphasized this need in their strategic planning. Starr recognized the innovative approach of SAU, driven to ensure their students can change the world for good. This is a perfect match of missions aligning, and the partners met ready to collaborate in order to demonstrate how to achieve this collective goal while providing the best experience possible for students.

Now more than ever, it is critical for educators to understand the impact that trauma and toxic stress have on children. Additionally, teacher burnout is at an all-time high. To ensure our educators are best prepared to build resilience, Spring Arbor University and Starr Commonwealth have partnered to offer an online Master of Education in Trauma and Resiliency. Combining Starr’s more than thirty years of experience training education professionals with Spring Arbor’s dynamic Education programming and faculty will position graduates to reach all children, regardless of backgrounds or adversity faced.

Who should take apply for this program?

The M.Ed. in Trauma and Resilience is for any educator who has struggled to break through the social emotional struggles of children in their classrooms. Teachers who strive to provide safe and predictable learning environments will be given the tools and resources to heal toxic stress and build resilience in their students. Specifically, this is the perfect next step for Starr’s Certified Trauma & Resilience Practitioners, a worldwide network of professionals Driven to Heal children.

Who benefits from this program?

Most importantly, students in the classrooms of graduates of this program—and the schools in which each works—will flourish as the needs of all learners are met. Trauma-informed, resilience-focused educators remain curious about the experiences of their students, and know how to work with all stakeholders to provide positive experiences for every child.

Educators who have completed trainings with Starr Commonwealth attest to the power of the curriculum:

  • “Thank you. My classroom is running smoother… I’m actually enjoying myself this year.”
  • “This should be the way we do business. How do we connect with kids? How do we ensure our classrooms are set up in a way that encourages emotional regulation… in which kids can turn on their brains, and feel safe to do so? All of Starr’s trainings teach teachers to do just that.”