Threat Assessment and Management in Schools Certificate

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Threat Assessment and Management in Schools

Take steps to make your school a safer place for both students and employees.

Be better prepared to manage crisis situations in school settings with PennWest’s Threat Assessment and Management in Schools graduate certificate.

School safety has always been a priority for everyone who works in an educational setting, but in today’s turbulent world, it’s more important than ever.

With the Threat Assessment and Management in Schools certificate, you will be empowered to identify and take control of threating situations, even before law enforcement arrives.

Delivered 100% online, this valuable credential is rooted in the U.S. Department of Education’s Safe Schools Initiative. It builds important skills in the fields of both school psychology and criminal justice. Expert faculty with real-world experience will help you grow in understanding as you examine various types of school violence threats and lean how to employ relevant methods and sources in order to respond appropriately.

If you are a teacher, administrator, school psychologist, counselor, school nurse or resource officer, this nine-credit certificate program is right for you. Since it is offered entirely online, you can earn the certificate while also meeting work and family obligations.

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Credits required to earn the graduate certificate in Threat Assessment and Management in Schools


Complete this valuable certificate on your own time, at your own pace.

Act 48

This program meets the requirements for Pennsylvania’s professional development Act 48 credits.

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Certificate Benefits

PennWest’s online graduate certificate program prepares you to identify, assess and manage individuals and groups that may pose a threat. It explores the role of school personnel in preventing and responding to school violence, and it teaches you about laws regarding confidentiality. You’ll find out when school personnel should act to keep students safe and when law enforcement must be called to intervene.

Graduate Outcomes

  • Identify explicit threats of violence.
  • Recognize warning behaviors associated with violence.
  • Identify consultation and counseling models suitable for the  school setting.
  • Demonstrate applications of consultation skills in a threat  management context.
  • Recognize and employ relevant methods and sources in order to  respond appropriately in the school settings

The Power of PennWest

PennWest’s three campuses, California, Clarion and Edinboro universities, have been delivering award-winning online programs for more than 20 years. You’ll graduate with a degree from Pennsylvania Western University, completely supported by the expertise and community of learners on our brick-and-mortar campuses.

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