After completing the 201 course, can I say I am certified by Mindful Schools?
201: Mindfulness in the Classroom provides training in teaching the Mindful Schools curriculum, but is not a certification in teaching mindfulness.
You will receive a certificate of completion for each course you complete with Mindful Schools. When speaking to parents, teachers, or administrators you may use any of the following language to represent your training in mindfulness through our 201: Mindfulness in the Classroom course:
- "I have completed Mindful Schools 201: Mindfulness in the Classroom."
- "I have been trained in the Mindful Schools Curriculum."
- "I have been trained by Mindful Schools to teach mindfulness to students in K-12."
Can I teach mindfulness to adults after completing the 201 course?
201 offers training to teach mindfulness to youth and children. The course is not designed to equip graduates with the skills to teach mindfulness to adults, which requires a distinct skill-set and entails additional training.
Can I train others to teach mindfulness after completing the 201 course?
No. The 201: Mindfulness in the Classroom course is not a train-the-trainer program, so you are not authorized to train other adults in how to teach mindfulness to children and adolescents.
If you have colleagues, administrators or others in your school community who are interested in learning about mindfulness, we encourage you to refer them to our courses.
Does Mindful Schools Have a Certification Program?
This year-long immersive program is designed for educators and school leaders who are passionate about deepening their personal mindfulness practice and gaining the skills and experiential training to effectively share mindfulness practices across audiences in their school communities.
To learn more or to sign up for notifications on the next available Mindful Teacher cohort, please visit the program's website page here: Mindful Teacher Certification Program