Become a Better, More Authentic Teacher, While Helping Students Lead Healthier and Happier Lives, and Improve in School

This fully online certificate program, created and offered by the Happiness Studies Academy, will provide educators the skills and tools needed to become happier, and to facilitate others in becoming happier.  This is the first and only program of its kind that explores happiness through the lens of different disciplines--including psychology and philosophy, as well as history, theology, biology, economics, literature, art and more  The program provides the knowledge and tools to generate happiness on the individual, interpersonal, organizational, and national level.

The certificate program is a year-long online program and comprised of two courses:  1. Introduction to Happiness Studies, a theoretical and scientific exploration of the field (26 weeks) and 2. Facilitating Happiness, which provides evidence-based tools and techniques for a happier life (13 weeks).

Earn your Happiness Studies for Educators professional certificate by taking the two required courses. The program includes lifetime access to the Happiness Studies Academy lectures and the opportunity to ask questions, share insights, and learn through their live webinars.  In addition, each week you will receive guided meditations, visualization exercises, journaling activities and more.

Dr. Tal Ben-Shahar will host a live talk on Happiness and the Certificate in Happiness Studies on Monday, September 14, 2020 at 11AM PST.  Register for the webinar at the Happiness Studies Academy.

 

Educators, use one of the below coupon codes to receive discount when enrolling:

USDEDU (12% off)

Dr. Tal Ben-Shahar's photo imageInstructor Spotlight

Dr. Tal Ben-Shahar is the co-founder of the Happiness Studies Academy, as well as the creator and instructor of the Certificate in Happiness Studies program. After graduating from Harvard with a BA in Philosophy and Psychology and a PhD in Organizational Behavior, Tal taught two of the most popular courses in Harvard’s history: Positive Psychology and The Psychology of Leadership and is currently teaching Happiness at Colombia University. He is an international best-selling author whose books have been translated into more than 25 languages. In addition to establishing The Happiness Studies Academy, he is also the co-founder of Potentialife and Happier.TV. Tal is a certified yoga instructor whose work bridges East and West, ancient wisdom and modern technology, science and art.

Who Should Attend

The courses in this certificate program are targeted for anyone interested in learning more about happiness for their personal fulfillment, those who want to become a happiness coach for their school site, or those who wants to promote happiness skills with their students.

Schedule and Fees

Course # Courses (8 units) Start Date and Duration SP SU FA Fee
EDU-X753R Introduction to Happiness
(4 units)

Next Start Date:  Oct 5
(26 weeks)

Enrollment open now
through Oct 20 for Oct 5
session.

Courses begin every
October, February, and June

OFD
(includes
26 lectures
and 13 live
webinars)
OFD
(includes
26 lectures
and 13 live
webinars)
OFD
(includes
26 lectures
and 13 live
webinars)

$1,716
*with USD
discount
(value of
$1950)

EDU-X754R Facilitating Happiness
(4 units)
Dec 7, 2020 - Mar 8, 2021
(13 weeks)
OFD
(includes
14 lectures
and 6 live
webinars)
 
OFD
(includes
14 lectures
and 6 live
webinars)
OFD
(includes
14 lectures
and 6 live
webinars)
$1,716
*with USD
discount
(value of
$1950)
One Time Certificate Fee Waived
(value $45)
Total Certificate Cost (2 courses) -
Initial purchase of both courses is
required to receive discounted
tuition of 12%
$3,432
(value of
$3,900)

C = Classroom; OFD = Online Fixed-Date; OSP = Online Self-Paced; IS = Independent Study Self-Paced  *Schedule and fees subject to change
Only Happiness Studies Academy discount applies.  No other discounts apply.

Refer to the Happiness Studies Academy's website for cancellation, transfer and refund policy.

Program Details

Complete the requirements below to earn a professional certificate in Happiness Studies for Educators. The certificate can be completed less than one year. Read Certificate Benefits and Policy.

  • Complete 2 core courses, EDU-X753R and EDU-X754R (total of 8 units)

Enroll simultaneously for both courses, through the Happiness Studies Academy. Students enrolling through this website will receive a 12% discount on tuition (using the discount code USDEDU), graduate level extension credits to be potentially used for professional growth with your district, and a professional certificate from the University of San Diego, upon successful completion of the certificate requirements.

Enroll in the certificate program with the Happiness Studies Academy.  Courses run one after the other and vary in length.  The Happiness Studies Academy begins each certificate offering, once a term (February, June and October).

  • Find more meaning and joy in your life
  • Learn to help others--whether students, family members, friends, or colleagues--lead a happier, more meaningful life
  • Assume the role of Chief Happiness Officers (CHOs) or a Wellbeing Program Manager of your school, district or other organization
  • Conduct workshops, lead seminars, and deliver lectures in the field of Happiness Studies to your colleagues and/or students, or other professional groups

Additional Details

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