Online Certificate of Mindfulness in Education

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Online Certificate of Mindfulness in Education

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About the Certificate

This three-course series is designed to provide educators and professionals in the field with a foundation for understanding, reflecting upon, and applying mindfulness practices in educational settings. Courses are designed with and taught by experienced practitioners from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Completion of the course-series results in a Certificate of Mindfulness in Education as a culmination to this professional development, which can be taken on a credit or non-credit basis.

Certificate Courses


  • summer 2017: critical perspectives on teaching & mindfulness practices

This course explores the emerging literature on mindfulness and teaching while bringing a critical lens to understanding how mindfulness practices have been taken up in education. Through course activities, participants will engage in personal mindfulness practices, dig into a deeper book study that situates mindfulness practices in educational contexts, and participate in a learning community to analyze and reflect upon different dimensions of the ways in which mindfulness is framed within the field.

  • fall 2017: engaging with mindfulness- exploring the practices

The second course expands the introduction to mindfulness practices through deeper engagement with core principles including cultivating attention, compassion, and emotional intelligence. Participants will focus on personal practice and reflection.

  • spring 2018: making the leap as mindful educators

This final course is situated within individual participant contexts in order to make the leap into planning for and implementing mindfulness practices in educational settings. Participants will use their experience and perspectives from previous courses to evaluate and design mindfulness-based curriculum and/or opportunities that are responsive to their given contexts.


Registration is now open to begin the certificate series during Summer 2017.
Click below to register for the first course: Critical Perspectives on Teaching & Mindfulness Practices
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Course Fees

Non-credit enrollment
$600 per course
 Credit enrollment
(3 UW-Madison credit hours)
 $1,000 per course


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