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Graduate Certificate in Whole Child


Program Overview

This program will focus on research, theory, and best practices related to teaching in developmentally and culturally responsive ways. The program will cover educational models to include Montessori, Waldorf, Public Waldorf, and Reggio. The blended model will include face to face, hybrid and online coursework. Periodic opportunities to travel to Perugia, Italy and England to study whole child learning models will be offered.


Cohort specific courses are offered one time a year. Cohort 1 will focus on Public Waldorf.

Special Notes about the Program

Certificate programs are not eligible for financial aid. Please visit the Financial Aid website for more information regarding eligibility.


Application Information

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Frequently Asked Questions

Application Deadlines

Summer Term . . . April 15

Admits for the summer term only.

Admission Requirements

University requirements:

  • A baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited U.S. institution, or its equivalent from a foreign institution, with a GPA of 3.0 or higher in all work attempted in the last 60 credit hours of undergraduate study.
  • Official transcripts, and foreign evaluations if applicable, from all post-secondary institutions attended.

Program requirements:

  • Personal essay
    • Applicants should describe why they are pursuing the certificate, their background and experience


Average Length
of the Program

Graduate Program Director & Advising Coordinator

Dr. Hope Wilson - currently unavailable

Co-Director, Associate Professor

(904) 620-5222

Building 57 , Room 2308

Dr. Christian Winterbottom

Co-Director, Associate Professor

(904) 620-5329

Building 57 , Room 2216