Neuroscience, Learning and Online Instruction

Certificate Level: Graduate
Admission Requirements: Bachelor's degree
Certificate Type: Graduate
Number of Credits to Completion: 18.0
Instructional Delivery: Online
Calendar Type: Quarter

Expected Time to Completion: 1 year
Financial Aid Eligibility: Not aid eligible
Classification of Instructional Program (CIP) Code: 51.3817
Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) Code: 25-1072

The Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Neuroscience, Learning & Online Instruction marks achievement of advanced understanding, comprehension, and application of principles of neuroanatomy, neuroscience, cognitive processing, and learning theory to online instruction. This interdisciplinary six-course certificate includes three core courses and three discipline specific elective courses. The program provides knowledge and skills to post-baccalaureate professionals and graduate students enrolled at Drexel University who seek a certificate to instruct courses in online and/or blended environments across multiple fields of study utilizing methodological approaches related to neuroscience, the brain’s memory systems, the learning process, and the impact of health and emotions on learning.

Each course may be taken alone or as part of the six-course post-baccalaureate certificate. Certificate completion is only awarded if all six courses are taken and completed with a grade of B or higher. Graduate students at Drexel University may take any course regardless of discipline major. Drexel undergraduate students may apply to take these courses with approval of course instructor and senior level standing at the University.

The three discipline-specific concentration courses must be related to the learner's professional subject domain. These credits must be at the graduate level and may be transferred in and applied to certificate requirements. For more information, please contact Ms. Jillian Randall at 267-359-5692 or

Core Courses
IPS 553Neuroscience of Learning3.0
IPS 554Online Neuropedagogy, Regulations & Online Instruction3.0
IPS 600Capstone: Applying Neurobiology to Online Instruction3.0
Concentration Options9.0
School of Education: Complete 3 of the following:
Designing Virtual Communities for Staff Development - Non-Field Experience
Introduction to Instructional Design
E-Learning Technologies
Teaching and Learning Issues in E-Learning
Learning Technologies & Disabilities
College of Engineering: Complete 3 of the following:
Engineering Management Communications
Human Relations and Organizational Behavior
Engineering Leadership
Systems Engineering Management
Introduction to Project Management
College of Nursing & Health Professions: Complete 3 of the following:
Curriculum Design for Higher Level Cognition
The Role and Responsibility of the Nursing Professor
Assessment, Measurement and Evaluation
Teaching Methods in Nursing Education
Total Credits18.0
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