The University of the Fraser Valley is offering one of the first for-credit credentials in mindfulness in North America. This 12-credit, 10-month part-time program begins in September 2019 and is structured and designed to transfer readily into the M.Ed. Interdisciplinary at the University of Calgary. Both the graduate certificate and the work at the University of Calgary can be completed online with some face-to-face requirements in the summer. Although the certificate is a blended program, in all but one course, the face-to-face classes are accessible through virtual videoconferencing technologies. The intention is to bring a range of professionals, including teachers, health professionals, and social workers, into close communities of learning focused on linking research and practice in mindfulness-based approaches to teaching and learning. The program will be taught by Seonaigh MacPherson and Dr. Pat Rockman, a physician and Associate Professor of Medicine at the University of Toronto and co-founder of the Toronto-based Centre for Mindfulness Studies. Dr. Rockman is one of the lead trainers in North America certifying MBSR and MBCT facilitators. Seonaigh MacPherson, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor and Head of Adult Education at the University of the Fraser Valley, where she trains teachers for a range of sectors, including Mindfulness-Based Teaching and Learning, Adult Education, TESL and Workplace Education.
Learn more here: ufv.ca/programs/mindfulness-based-teaching-and-learning/