Anyone can become a member of this organization but cannot become certified until they complete a program of at least six months, after which they must pass a test for continuing education credit. The following is a sample syllabus of a Sexuality Education Specialist (SES) course. This is the minimum requirement, however, you should check with your local board for the exact requirements.
AIDS/HIV Awareness and Education; Basic Research and Education; Principles of Sexuality Education; HIV/AIDS Education; Human Sexuality and Statistics on Sexuality and Sexual behaviors; Adolescent, Family, and Single parenting; Interpersonal Skills: Communication; Relationship and Dating; Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs); and Statistics on Teenagers and V Dating. Please note that all classes, materials, photos, illustrations, charts, graphs, etc. are the property of the American Association of Sexuality Educator and all rights reserved. You may reprint this article as long as you leave all of the links active and do not edit the article in any way.
If the American Association of Sexuality Educator supervisor candidate receives accreditation from the National Educational Association, that means they have met the established criteria. Furthermore, the individual must have a bachelor’s degree from an accredited university or college. At this point, the person must achieve a supervisor title as well, which demonstrates their managerial skills. These are the two general qualifications required for the position. Sometimes the applicant has additional qualifications, such as experience or training experience in a specific field; this can be used as a qualification in the interview process.
In order to apply for employment as a sexuality education and counseling supervisor, the applicant must meet the following requirements: Be of legal age; possess a high school diploma or its equivalent; have passed the GED exam; and possess a bachelor’s degree in either the field of sexual education or counseling from an accredited university or college. In addition, applicants must also have obtained a certification, which shows they have completed at least one hundred (100) hours of basic training in sex therapy or counseling. Candidates with a GED will need to pass a certified sex therapist examination. This examination is recognized by the American Association of Sexuality Educator and Counseling, Inc. (AASEC). Candidates who pass this examination are awarded a certification.
The American Association of Sexuality Educator and Counseling offer job descriptions for a counselor, which are broken down into four major sections. The applicant needs to fulfill content requirements for each section and acquire a minimum of twenty (20) hours of specialized training or experience. Some of these sections are covered under the General Education Diploma (General Studies) or General Educational Development (GED). Other sections require the applicant to obtain an Accreditation in Sexuality and Erotic Therapy from an accredited institution of higher learning.
The American Association of Sexuality Educator and Counseling offer job opportunities for a sexuality educator/counselor, which are also broken down into four major sections. The educator supervisor must fulfill content requirements for all four areas and obtain a minimum of twenty (20) hours of specialized training or experience. Some of these requirements are covered under the General Education Diploma (GED). Other areas require that the individual be licensed at the local, state or national level.
For each section, the applicant needs to pass a written proficiency test (usually consisting of at least forty (40) minutes of reflection and comprehension instruction), a background and reference check, a competency-based skill assessment, a performance appraisal, and a satisfactory rating on the competency and knowledge sections. Applicants may also be required to participate in a supervised clinical practice exam. If an applicant successfully completes all of the requirements, he/she will receive his/her certificate.