Children's Behavioral Health Occupational Endorsement Certificate

  • Children's Behavioral Health Occupational Endorsement Certificate

    The UAA Dept. of Human Services offers a Occupational Endorsement Certificates (OEC) in Children's Behavioral Health. These certificates provide the specialized knowledge and skills needed in specific employment sectors.

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The Children's Behavioral Health Occupational Endorsement Certificate is designed for paraprofessionals who are currently working with or planning to work with children and youth in therapeutic residential settings. By completing the endorsement certificate requirements, students gain skills essential to becoming effective members of therapeutic treatment teams. All classes in the OEC in Children's Behavioral Health have been cross-listed with the UAA Human Services program and will be counted as elective credits for students enrolled in the human services undergraduate degrees.

Certificates will be noted on the student’s transcript upon completion and after approval by the academic department. Coursework used to complete each OEC also may apply to undergraduate degrees. Students who are pursuing the Bachelor of Human Services or AAS in Human Services may be able to complete the Children's Behavioral Health OEC without taking additional courses by choosing OEC courses as electives.

So what can you do with a children's behavioral health certificate from UAA? The certificate provides you with skills and knowledge that can be used in many careers and settings, including:

  • residential children's services
  • juvenile justice
  • early intervention
  • family preservation
  • foster care
  • school systems

Why choose Children's Behavioral Health at UAA? 

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Occupational Endorsement Certificates are an affordable way to enhance your job skills, which can be used in many careers in business, education, social services, and other fields.

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Learn from clinically licensed professionals and published researchers and authors. All program faculty have experience working in their respective areas of expertise.


Embrace a hands-on approach. Practice your skills through high-quality instruction delivered via classroom lectures, demonstrations, case studies, and role plays.


Complete your courses in person at UAA's Anchorage campus or entirely online! You also can take individual courses in person or online at community campuses.


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Program Locations

  • Anchorage
  • Mat-Su
  • Kenai

Program Information

The UAA Catalog is the official source of all degree and certificate programs at the university. Catalog entries for each program include details such as learning outcomes, application timeline and requirements, course sequencing, and program requirements. 


Catalog: OEC in Children's Behavioral Health


Yvonne Chase, Ph.D.

Message from the Program Coordinator

On behalf of the other human services faculty, I want to express how excited we all are in your interest in human services. We teach because we are passionate about education and hope that our enthusiasm translates to the classroom. Even if you are not sure you have an interest in human services, we encourage you to take one of our introductory courses to find out. And if you do choose to major in a different field, our Human Services program still offers a variety of thought-provoking courses (with easy to satisfy prerequisites) that might be helpful to your chosen degree or that you may just want to take because you are interested in the topic. Whatever your interest in human services, we are here and happy to help.


— Yvonne Chase, Ph.D.


Contact Us

(907) 272-8270

Physical Address
UAA Center for Human Development
2702 Gambell St., Suite 103

Anchorage, AK 99503

Mailing Address
AA Center for Human Development
c/o UAA Mailroom
3211 Providence Dr.,
Anchorage, AK 99508