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  • Post-Bachelor’s Certificate in Neuroscience, Learning & Online Instruction


    The Post-Bachelor’s Certificate in Neuroscience, Learning & Online Instruction is designed to provide an advanced understanding and application of principles of neuroanatomy, neuroscience, cognitive processing, and learning theory, and how to apply these skills to online instruction.

    This certificate is for those who seek to instruct courses in online and/or blended environments across multiple fields of study. It provides the knowledge and skills to apply concepts of neuroscience, cognition, and learning theory to online instruction based on evidenced-based research and real-world practice.

    After completing this four-course certificate, you'll be able to:

    • Address regulations related to online learning
    • Apply neurobiology and learning theory approaches to online instruction to support transfer of learning and self-efficacy
    • Apply procedural and metacognitive scaffolding strategies to online instruction
    • Compare and contrast neuroimaging techniques for investigating cognitive function following injury resulting in impairment
    • Describe neuroanatomy, cognitive function, and multi-sensory learning
    • Discuss cognitive, social, and emotional learning as it relates to adult learners and the memory process
    • Elucidate the relationship between neuroplasticity, neural networks, and rehabilitation
    • Explain the anatomical and physical bases of learning and memory

    An interdisciplinary certificate designed for the following audiences:

    • Post-baccalaureate professionals who instruct or plan to instruct courses in online and/or blended environments building upon the facets of neuroscience, cognitive function, and online learning.
    • Graduate students wishing to continue their graduate study to include a post-baccalaureate certificate in Neuroscience, Learning and Online Instruction.

    The Drexel Difference in Neuroscience, Learning & Online Instruction

    Drexel University’s Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Neuroscience, Learning & Online Instruction is unique since it is among the first programs to blend neuroscience, learning, and online instruction across multiple fields of study. The program integrates currently offered discipline-specific courses, enabling it to serve as a “gateway” for those seeking a master’s or doctoral degree.

    For questions, please contact:

    Jillian Randall
    Academic Advisor

    State restrictions may apply to some programs. Learn more.


    This program is organized into four 10-week quarters per year (as opposed to the traditional two semester system) which means you can take more courses in a shorter time period. One semester credit is equivalent to 1.5 quarter credits.

    Core Courses 
    IPS 553Neuroscience of Learning3.0
    IPS 554Online Neuropedagogy, Regulations & Online Instruction3.0
    IPS 600Capstone: Applying Neurobiology to Online Instruction3.0
    Select one of the following:* 
    EDLT 550
    Introduction to Instructional Design 
    ELL 503
    Teaching and Learning Issues in E-Learning 
    NURS 606
    Curriculum Design for Higher Level Cognition 
    NURS 615
    Assessment, Measurement and Evaluation 
    Total Credits12.0

    *Other electives with program approval

    View Course Descriptions

    Admissions Criteria

    • A bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution

    Required Documents

    With multiple ways to submit documents, Drexel makes it easy to complete your application. Learn more by visiting our Completing Your Application Guide.

    • A completed application
    • Official transcripts from all universities or colleges and other post-secondary educational institutions (including trade schools) attended
    • Two professional letters of recommendation
    • Personal statement (under 1,000 words) that will give the admissions committee a better understanding of:  
      • Why you are choosing this particular program of study,
      • Your plans upon completion of the graduate degree, and
      • How your current work experience will enhance your experience in this program
    • Resume
    • Additional requirements for International Students


    The tuition rate for the academic year 2017-2018 is $940 per credit. (A 10% discount off Drexel's regular tuition rate of $1044 per credit)

    • This program is not eligible for Financial Aid.
    • Special tuition rates available for Drexel University AlumniMilitary members, and members of our Partner Organizations.
      • These rates apply only to new online students and students being readmitted.
      • All students must contact within the first two weeks of the term to request tuition savings for which they qualify.
      • Special rates cannot be combined. If you qualify for more than one special rate, you'll be given the one with the largest savings.
      • When receiving special tuition plans with Drexel University Online, you may not combine them with other tuition benefits that may be available from Drexel University.


    Academic Calendar

    2017-2018 Academic Year

    Classes Begin 
    Classes End 
    Exams Begin 
    Exams End 

    Fall 2017     

    September 25, 2017

    December 9, 2017

    December 11, 2017

    December 16, 2017

    Winter 2018 

    January 8, 2018

    March 17, 2018

    March 19, 2018

    March 24, 2018

    Spring 2018 

    April 2, 2018

    June 9, 2018

    June 11, 2018

    June 15, 2018

    Summer 2018 

    June 25, 2018

    September 1, 2018

    September 4, 2018

    September 8, 2018

    Apply today for the Post-Bachelor’s Certificate in Neuroscience, Learning & Online Instruction

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