Does bullying affect students in your school? What if you could be a stronger force for good in combating one of the most pervasive and destructive issues facing students, parents, teachers and schools today?
Well, you absolutely can — and here’s how. Our Bullying Prevention Certificate program, offered 100% online through the University of San Diego, is a research-based program of study that incorporates real-world scenarios and current events to equip you with the knowledge, skills and tools you need to become an effective anti-bullying advocate in your school community.
“The USD prevention certificate program for bullying is really fantastic because it’s not about a packaged program, it’s not a one-size-fits-all program,” says Elloise Bennett, a longtime instructor. “It’s one where you can really learn from other educators in your class as well as experts about what works in schools, what meets your school’s needs.”
To earn the USD professional development certificate in bullying prevention, students are required to successfully complete four individual courses, which can be accomplished in as few as two semesters. See course titles and tuition fees in the chart below.
Enroll in individual courses of your choice or start the certificate program with any course in any semester to earn graduate level extension credits. Each course is 6 weeks. We recommend that you start with “Bullying: An Introduction” and then complete the remaining courses.
Bullying: An Introduction is an online 3-unit professional growth course for K-12 educators focusing on identification and prevention in schools. Learn more!
Once you have enrolled in your course, log in to your account to access the course Welcome Letter, which includes directions on how to access the Online Orientation and your online course.
Bullying: Issues of Gender/Race, online professional growth course for educators with focus on types of bullying & strategies to consider. Learn more!
Bullying & the Internet, online professional growth course for K-12 educators focusing on school bullying with today’s technology. Learn more!
Bullying: Prevention, online professional growth course for educators with focus on creating a toolkit to address bullying and creating prevention strategies. Learn more!
The four courses that comprise the University of San Diego’s Bullying Prevention Certificate program are:
Online Fixed-Date: Online fixed-date courses offer a convenient, yet rigorous style of learning that enables you to collaborate with your instructor and other students in a shared, online learning environment. These courses have fixed start and finish dates, but as an online student you will have 24/7 online access to your classroom assignments, syllabus and course resources. Our online fixed-date courses allow you to work on your assignments anytime, although you are required to complete the assignments by specific dates.
How is the learning structured? In an online fixed-date course, you and your classmates will proceed through the curriculum together, collaborating in a shared learning experience. Each online fixed-date course is asynchronous, meaning that you can work on your assignments anytime, although required to complete the assignments by specific dates. The course is designed with learning modules where all of the content is grouped into weekly assignments. Each module covers one or more topics. Within each of the learning modules, you can expect the following components:
Educators and others who complete the Bullying Prevention Certificate program gain the skills and strategies needed to be a positive force against all forms of bullying in your school. Expected learner outcomes include the capacity to:
The University of San Diego’s online Bullying Prevention in Our Schools Certificate is designed to engage and inspire all new and experienced K-12 teachers, counselors, administrators and staff who are interested in learning how to reduce the impact of bullying.
The benefits of earning your certificate through the USD anti-bullying program include sharpening your ability to counteract some of the negative impacts of bullying. For example, according to anti-bullying advocate DoSomething.org:
Completing the anti-bullying program is also a way to enhance your leadership skills and earn professional development credits that can be applied toward salary advancement requirements in some school districts. Learn more about the benefits of the University of San Diego’s Professional and Continuing Education certificate programs.
Additionally, the opportunity to make an important difference in the life of a student who is a victim of bullying is a compelling reason to learn how to intervene and support victims, educate other students as well as faculty on what to look for, or to point out a situation that may have been ignored.
I took the Bullying Prevention course series. Great experience, I could take classes on my own time. Really helpful material that I was able to implement in my current employment as a school counselor. Would highly recommend any courses through the University of San Diego!
Our instructors, most of whom hold advanced degrees, are experienced subject matter experts who engage each student in a stimulating and participative learning environment. Click on individual course listings to learn more about our primary Bullying Prevention Certificate program instructors.
Employment opportunities in the education field are expected to grow by almost 1 million new jobs by 2030 according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). With so many new and emerging opportunities, schools are going to have to compete heavily to attract and retain the most talented educators.
This makes furthering your education and diversifying your business skillset all the more important. With expertise in a wide variety of business concepts, you will not only be well suited for many job roles, you will also be in demand by the employer of your choosing.
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Requirements for completing a certificate can be found on the certificate page.
Professional and Continuing Education courses that are transferrable to a USD master degree will be stated on the course or certificate page. If you wish to transfer credit, it is your responsibility to confer with the receiving institution before enrolling, as each
individual academic institution decides whether or not to accept USD Professional and Continuing Education credit.
You have five years to complete the certificate.
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Prospective students can request to be placed on a waitlist. Should a space open up in a course, those on the waitlist will be notified. We encourage you to register early for courses.
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