- Price: The cost is $550 USD
- Course Duration: 6 weeks
- Location: Online
- Content Availability: New content is provided weekly.
- Suggested Allocated Time: 3 to 6 hours per week
- Mental Health Professional CEU Availability: Yes
- Educator graduate level credit Availability: Yes
In this article, learn more about:
- Professional credits and CEUs
- Weekly time commitment
- When can I access the course?
- Course syllabus
- Course work
- Taking MF and MEE together
- Financial Assistance
How can I receive Professional Credits for this course?
Mental Health Professionals can receive CEUs for an additional $30, paid after you complete the course. Educator graduate level credits are available as well. Just check the box on your registration form as you check out and we'll send you more information. For more information, see our article on professional credits.
How much time will I need to devote to the course each week?
For most participants, our MEE course takes between 3 to 6 hours per week.
When can I access the course material?
You can login and access the course any time, according to your own schedule. We release new content each week. This means that you won't be able to access week two of your course unless you've completed week one AND one week has passed since the course began.
Is the course self-paced? Can I go through it on my own schedule?
You're not required to be online at any specific time, and can work through the course at your own pace. That said, we highly recommend you keep up with the course from one week to the next to ensure you can interact with classmates while learning the new material.
What does this course cover? What will I learn?
Mindful Educator Essentials is a “starter kit” for teaching mindfulness to children and adolescents. We introduce you to the basics of mindfulness in education, the research and neuroscience, as well as the Mindful Schools K-12 Curriculum. After completing this training, you are authorized to teach mindfulness to children and adolescents using the Mindful Schools Curriculum. The course covers:
- Week One: Course Introduction and Overview of the Mindfulness Movement
- Week Two: Curriculum Overview
- Week Three: Mindfulness in Education and “Mindful Teaching”
- Week Four: Building a Container & Working with Resistance
- Week Five: Research, Neuroscience, and Institutional Presentations
- Week Six: Moving Forward – Starting Simple
What does the coursework entail?
Our courses include a combination of video lectures, reading, and weekly assignments. The assignments include the following components:
- Reading: Weekly lessons and insights from your Guiding Teacher
- Listening: One guided practice per week, ranging between 10 to 20 minutes
- Lectures: One to three video lectures per week, 30-45 minutes in total
- Writing: Roughly one to two short paragraphs per week
- 20 minutes of daily seated mindfulness practice highly recommended.
- Practice teaching our curriculum with another person (not required to practice with youth).
Can I take this course and MF at the same time, or overlap my enrollment?
If you're new to mindfulness, we don't allow participants to overlap their enrollment in our MF and MEE courses. This is so that you can establish your personal practice before learning how to teach the concepts to others. If you meet the prerequisites for the MEE course, you may overlap the start of MEE with week 5 or week 6 of your MF course. To learn more about the MEE Prerequisites, please see this article.
Does this course have a webinar?
Yes! MEE includes an optional live webinar with one of our Program Staff or the Guiding Teacher, mid-way through the course. If you can't attend the webinar, you'll be able to view a recording of it later. For information on how to access your course's webinar, see this support article.
Mindfulness is such a valuable tool that we’re committed to making our courses accessible to everyone working in school communities. We offer financial assistance to those who need it. Learn more here.
Click here to Register for Mindful Educator Essentials