Infant/Toddler Mental Health Graduate Certificate - Frequently Asked Questions
Q. What is the cost of the program?
A. Students in the program pay regular in-state Portland State University tuition. The estimated overall tuition of the program was $10,765 based on 2012-2013 tuition.
Q. Is there any scholarship money available?
A. Limited scholarships are available through the Graduate School of Education and Portland State University.
Please visit the websites to determine eligibility requirements and view deadline dates. Part-time and full-time students may be eligible for Financial Aid.
Q. How often will students be required to come to the Portland State campus?
A. Once a quarter on weekends. All other work is in a distance mode at the students convenience.
Q. Will Portland State arrange accommodations for the weekend classes?
A. Students are expected to make their own arrangements.
Q. Can the program be taken for noncredit or CEUs only?
A. That is not an option at this time.
Q. If I can't start in the fall, can I join the program at a later date?
A. This is a cohort program, so all participants start together and plan to be part of the cohort for the full six quarters of the program.
Q. Is there a final project?
A. A final presentation is part of the requirement for the practicum experience.
Q. How will having this certificate improve my earning capability?
A. This Graduate Certificate indicates to your employer that you have concentrated, specialized training at the graduate level in the field of infant mental health for working with families with children from the prenatal period to 36 months of age. It is not a licensure or endorsement program.