Graduate Certificate – Mind, Brain, and Teaching

Building upon the latest research from cognitive science, psychology, neurology, neuroscience, and education, this certificate integrates these diverse disciplines to explore human learning and development and to understand how research in these fields will shape the future of education.

Contact Us

Mariale Hardiman

Faculty Lead
Mariale Hardiman, EdD
mmhardiman@jhu.edu

Camilla Mika Simms

Academic Program Coordinator
Camilla Mika Simms
410-516-9760
camilla.mika.simms@jhu.edu

Graduate Certificate – Mind, Brain and Teaching

At A Glance*

 

Format

PART-TIME

 

Location

ONLINE

 

Credits

15

 

Start Term 

FALL

 

Completion Time

1-3 YEARS

 

Application Deadline

ROLLING

*Information for students entering program for academic year 2020-2021

Application Requirements and Deadlines
Graduate Certificate: Mind, Brain, and Teaching
Enrollment:Part-Time
Start Terms:Fall
Application Deadline: Rolling
Application Requirements:
Online application form
$80.00 application fee
Resume/CV
Essay:
A 500-word essay discussing the reasons you wish to pursue a degree at Johns Hopkins University, focusing on your long-term goals and how your academic program will complement those goals. Discuss the strengths and weaknesses in your academic background, as well as any additional comments that will assist in evaluating your application materials. Essays should be submitted in a typed format on a separate sheet of paper.
Scholarly Writing Sample (e.g., a paper written for prior coursework or for professional purposes):
This writing sample should be between 750 and 1500 words (3-6 double-spaced pages, 12 pt. font). Longer papers will be accepted, but will likely not be read in full. Papers that are analytical or research-focused are strongly preferred. If you do not have an appropriate sample of scholarly writing to submit, as an alternative you may instead write a brief essay (750-1000 words) in response to the following prompt: “Consider an educational setting of your choice. What kinds of questions about teaching and learning do you think researchers from the neuro- and cognitive sciences could help address?” We do not expect you to do any considerable research to respond to this prompt, and we do not expect that applicants will have background knowledge from the neuro- and cognitive sciences. Rather, we simply want you to analyze an educational setting you are familiar with and formulate relevant questions about teaching practices and the learning process. Your goal should be to construct a simple, well-organized response that focuses on a few key points of interest.
Two Letters of Recommendation
Official transcripts from all post-secondary institutions attended
Tuition and Fees

Tuition and fees are subject to change for ensuing academic years, and will be updated on the School of Education website accordingly.

Master's Degree and Certificate Programs
Part-Time & Full-Time Graduate (Face-to-face/Lecture courses)$833 per credit
Online Courses

*In addition, a $15 per credit technology fee will be assessed.
$882 per credit*
Full-Time Master of Science in Counseling with a concentration in School Counseling (Fellows)$882 per credit
M.Ed. Education in the Health Professions & Post-Master's Certificate in Evidence-Based Teaching in the Health Professions Programs

**Classes in the Master of Education in the Health Professions (MEHP) or Post-Master's Certificate in Evidence-Based Teaching in the Health Professions programs are $1,292 per credit, with the exception of Johns Hopkins University and Johns Hopkins Hospital and Health System employees, who pay $850 per credit (effective Fall 2020). The current rate of $700 per credit will remain in effect for the Summer 2020 term.
$1,292 per credit**
M.S. in Education (International Teaching and Global Learning)$48,000 per academic year

The online delivery format at Johns Hopkins allowed me to continue my work as a school counselor and conveniently complete this program. I appreciated the cohort model, and the fact that I would build relationships with colleagues around the world.

 

Nate Milton, Certificate in Mind, Brain, and Teaching ’18

Graduate Certificate – Mind, Brain and Teaching

Program Description

The Certificate in Mind, Brain, and Teaching (MBT) program builds upon basic and applied research from cognitive science, psychology and brain science, neurology, neuroscience, and education to inform educational practices and policies. Courses integrate these diverse disciplines to explore human learning and development. Topics of study include emotion and learning, memory, attention, cognitive development, learning differences, literacy, and numeracy.

The 15-credit graduate certificate is designed for pre-K–20 teachers, administrators, and student support personnel seeking to learn how research in cognitive science and neuroscience can shape the future of education. The program is designed for PK–16 teachers and instructors, administrators, and support personnel. The courses are offered in sequential order in a cohort structure.

The program is part of the Johns Hopkins Neuro-Education Initiative and a collaboration between the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, the Kennedy-Krieger Institute, and the Brain Science Institute to foster dialogue among educators and brain scientists, to inspire joint research, and to enrich educational practice.

Graduate Certificate – Mind, Brain and Teaching

Core Faculty

Mariale Hardiman

Mariale Hardiman

Ranji JohnBull

Ranjini JohnBull

Graduate Certificate – Mind, Brain and Teaching

PROGRAM PLAN

Coursework

Requirements (15 credits hours)

887.615 Explorations in Mind, Brain, and Teaching

887.616 Fundamentals of Cognitive Development

887.617 Neurobiology of Learning Difference

887.618 Cognitive Processes of Literacy & Numeracy

887.619 Special Topics in Brain Sciences

Cohort schedules
EventOnline Start DateOnline End Date
Explorations in Mind, Brain and Teaching 9/7/2012/7/20
Fundamentals of Cognitive Development 2/1/215/3/21
Neurobiology of Learning DifferencesSummer 2021
Cognitive Processes of Literacy and NumeracyFall 2021
Special Topics in Brain Sciences: Emotion, Memory and Attention Spring 2022
EventOnline Start DateOnline End Date
Explorations in Mind, Brain and Teaching 9/9/1912/8/19
Fundamentals of Cognitive Development 2/3/204/26/20
Neurobiology of Learning Differences6/1/208/22/20
Special Topics in Brain Sciences: Emotion, Memory and Attention (Section X Only, Only got Summer 2020 graduates)6/1/208/22/20
Cognitive Processes of Literacy and Numeracy9/7/2012/7/20
Special Topics in Brain Sciences: Emotion, Memory and Attention 2/1/215/3/21
EventOnline Start DateOnline End Date
Explorations in Mind, Brain and Teaching 9/10/1812/9/18
Fundamentals of Cognitive Development 2/4/194/28/19
Neurobiology of Learning Differences 6/3/198/24/19
Cognitive Processes of Literacy and Numeracy 9/9/1912/8/19
Special Topics in Brain Sciences: Emotion, Memory and Attention 2/3/204/26/20

Course Information

Course descriptions, locations, and availability

Graduate Certificate – Mind, Brain and Teaching

WHAT TO EXPECT

Outcomes

During the program, students will:

  • Identify areas in the learning sciences that have relevant application to teaching and learning in formal and informal learning settings. Examples include topics such as emotion and learning, memory, attention, cognitive development, learning differences, literacy, and numeracy.
  • Identify basic brain structure and functions.
  • Interpret findings from basic and applied research studies.
  • Synthesize research findings and consider relevance to educational interventions.
  • Apply content from courses to educational practices and policies.

Graduate Certificate – Mind, Brain and Teaching

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

I want to take only a couple of courses, not the entire certificate. Can I do that?

The certificate program is designed so that a single cohort of students proceeds through the same sequence of courses at the same time. For this reason, students generally do not take courses without taking the entire certificate. Exceptions may be made on a case-by-case basis, but students are limited to two classes in the program before applying to the program.

What I can expect from the online classes? Do the online classes include only reading and writing assignments, or is there also interaction with the instructor?

The online certificate program courses are not individual, self-paced courses. The School of Education Online Teaching and Learning team has developed an instructional system that involves collaboration with other students and interaction with the instructor. The coursework is delivered in our learning management system called Blackboard.

If I am doing the online certificate, do I have to be online at a specific time and date?

The courses are mostly asynchronous, but occasionally synchronous sessions are scheduled. This means that, most weeks, there will be no particular time when students need to be online. Occasionally, the course will meet in “real time” using various web technologies. In this case, students must be able to log in and participate in course discussions and other activities at least a few times a week. It is best if students log in on a daily basis to keep up with the course.

How will this certificate help me in the job market?

Practicing teachers often treat the certificate program as an “add-on” certificate they can put on their resumes. Likewise, having graduate school credits may be beneficial as well.

Do you plan on having a master’s or doctoral program in this area?

The Mind, Brain, and Teaching Certificate can be combined with another certificate program and capstone work to earn a master’s degree. We currently have an online EdD program with a concentration in Mind, Brain, and Teaching. The Mind, Brain, and Teaching concentration is not offered every year as an EdD concentration. Please keep checking the online EdD program page, available here, for information on the next available concentration.

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GAINFUL EMPLOYMENT DISCLOSURE

In accordance with U.S. Department of Education regulations, the School of Education is required to disclose select information for all Title IV eligible gainful employment (GE) programs. To see the most recent data available for this GE program, please view the attached disclosure.

Gainful Employment Disclosure – 2019

Gainful Employment Disclosure – 2019

Program Name: Post Baccalaureate Certificate in Mind, Brain, and Teaching

This program is designed to be completed in 12 months.

This program will cost $14,505 if completed within normal time. There may be additional costs for living expenses. These costs were accurate at the time of posting, but may have changed.

Of the students who completed this program within normal time, the typical graduate leaves with $ [XX,XXX] of debt.
Too few graduates to report median debt.

Program does not meet licensure requirements in the following States: Maryland

For more information about graduation rates, loan repayment rates, and post-enrollment
earnings about this institution and other postsecondary institutions please click here:
https://collegescorecard.ed.gov/.

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STATE-SPECIFIC INFORMATION FOR ONLINE STUDENTS

Students should be aware of additional state-specific information for online programs.