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The Graduate School

Whole Child Certificate


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

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

Application Deadlines

Summer Term . . . April 15


  • Primarily Online
Visit UNF Online for more information and Instructional Delivery Method definitions.

Graduate Program Director

Dr. Katrina Hall
Co-Director, Associate Professor
(904) 620-2611
Building 57, Room 2222

The following items must be submitted no later then the deadline posted above. Incomplete applications with outstanding requirements, or those post-marked after the posted deadline, are subject to cancellation. Once an application has been canceled, the decision can not be reversed. Applicants may apply for the next application cycle.

  • UNF admission application
  • Application fee
  • If applicable, collection holds and judicial holds must be cleared
  • All of the below university and program requirements
  • University Requirements
    • A baccalaureate degree from an accepted institutional accreditor, 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.
    • Transcripts, and foreign evaluations if applicable, from all post-secondary institutions attended. Admitted students will be prompted to provide official copies. 
  • Program Requirements
    • Application essay
      • Applicants should describe why they are pursuing the certificate, their background and experience