About the teaching format

The Advanced Certificate in Marriage and Family Therapy program is offered as a fixed sequence of six 8-week courses, taken one course at a time.

Each 8-week course includes 38-in-class hours (split between the fourth and eighth weekends of the course) with 4-week intervals of independent study with faculty support as needed. This delivery method requires students to take two classes each term in Year 1 (spring, summer, and fall) in addition to the on-going three semester practicum placement.

Each of the six 8-week courses will proceed as follows:

Week 1:

Students receive all learning materials, including course syllabus, reading assignments, research paper topics and/or project assignments.

Weeks 2 and 3:

Students work independently on assignments with faculty support as needed

Weekend 4:

Students spend 19 hours in-class (four hours Friday night, eight hours Saturday, and seven hours Sunday)

Weeks 5-7:

Students work independently on assignments with faculty support as needed

Weekend 8:

Students spend 19 hours in-class (four hours Friday night, eight hours Saturday, and seven hours Sunday).  At the end of weekend 8, students receive all learning materials for the next class in the sequence, hence marking that course's week

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Why Medaille College?

  • Convenient class times for working adults
  • Small classes with personalized attention
  • Collaborative learning environment
  • Degree programs taught by faculty working in the field
  • Fully online programs for even more flexibility

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