Psychoeducational Needs of Immigrant and Refugee Youth

Volume 1: 2020.2021

Effective 1 June 2020 through 31 May 2021

Please see the Temporary Adjustments to Policy on Grading for Graduate Courses for Spring 2020

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Graduate Certificate
12 Credit Hours

This program is offered by the School of Education and is only available at the St. Louis home campus.

For information on the general requirements for a certificate, see Certificate Program Policies and Procedures under the Academic Policies section of this catalog.

Program Description

This 12-hour professional development certificate is designed for graduate students who are teachers of English language learners, school psychologists, school social workers, school counselors or other educators and mental health professionals who work with immigrant and refugee populations. The certificate is available in a face-to-face format, with a few courses offered in an online format, in order to provide greater learning opportunities, especially for graduate students from outside the United States. Qualified graduate students may be able to apply this 12-hour graduate certificate to the 24-hour sequential MA in applied educational psychology or the 36-hour MA in applied educational psychology or another graduate degree.


Select any four of these six courses:

  • EPSY 5350 lntercultural Communications (3 hours)
  • EPSY 5816 Advanced Child Development (3 hours)
  • EPSY 5991 Issues in Assessment: Cultural Diversity & Giftedness in Underserved Populations (3 hours)
  • EPSY 5490 Seminars in Immigrant and Refugee Experiences (3 hours)
  • EPSY 5510 Psychosocial Aspects of Migration (3 hours)
  • EPSY 5380 Multicultural Counseling (3 hours)


Students who are interested in applying to this program should also see the Admission section found in the front of this catalog for general requirements.

Send all admissions materials to:

Office of Admission
Webster University
470 East Lockwood Ave.
St. Louis, MO 63119

Completed application files will be reviewed by the Graduate Department of Education.