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Educational Neuroscience Applications, Graduate Certificate

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The Educational Neuroscience Applications graduate certificate program is designed for educators and allied health professionals who are interested in advancing their careers. The program provides participants with the opportunity to build a strong foundation in brain science and its applications in education and clinical practice. The program is designed as a one-year program; however, participants have a maximum or two years to complete the certificate requirements.

This is a rolling enrollment program. Students pursuing the certificate are permitted to take one course prior to enrolling in the program. For those who do not seek the certificate, individual courses may be taken for professional development purposes.

Admissions Requirements

A bachelors degree is required for admission to all graduate certificate programs.

All applicants to graduate certificate programs will complete the standard graduate school application forms.
In addition to a completed application, every applicant should submit the following:

  • Official transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate course work
  • Current curriculum vita
  • A minimum of bachelor’s degree in biology, chemistry, psychology, education, allied health fields, special education, or a field related to education and allied health professions
  • A 100-level biology course (minimum grade of “C”)
  • A 100-level chemistry course (minimum grade of “C”)
  • A course in child psychology, developmental psychology or psychology through the lifespan (minimum grade of “B-“)


A minimum grade of “B-” is required in each of the following courses:

EDNS 550 - Developmental Neurobiology
EDNS 555 - Neurobiology of Learning, Memory and Behavior
EDNS 556 - Neurobiology of Emotions, Motivation and Self-Regulation
EDNS 570 - Neurodevelopmental Disabilities: Features and Interventions

Total Minimum Credits: 12

***For the most up-to-date information regarding course descriptions, please visit our University Catalog.

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