Mind, Brain, and Teaching
The 15-credit graduate certificate in Mind, Brain, and Teaching is designed for PK-16 teachers, administrators, student support personnel, organizational leaders, education non-profit professionals, and policy makers seeking to explore how research from the learning sciences has the potential to inform the field of education. Courses will promote integration of diverse disciplines that investigate human learning and development.
The certificate builds upon basic and applied research from the fields of cognitive science, psychology and brain science, neurology, neuroscience, and education. It will provide educators with knowledge of cognitive development and how emerging research in the brain sciences can inform educational practices and policies.
This program is offered in a fully online format. The timeframe for completion is two academic years. Courses are offered in a sequential order in a cohort structure.
Resident faculty in this program include Dr. Mariale Hardiman, Dr. Ranjini JohnBull (faculty program lead), Dr. Juliana Pare-Blagoev, Dr. Mary Ellen Lewis, and Dr. Christine Eccles. Adjunct faculty include Dr. Laura Flores Shaw, Dr. Kimberle Jackson-Butler, Dr. Dale Maynard, and Dr. Alexandra Murtaugh.
REQUIREMENTS (15 CREDITS)
887.615 EXPLORATIONS IN MIND, BRAIN, AND TEACHING
887.616 FUNDAMENTALS OF COGNITIVE DEVELOPMENT
887.617 NEUROBIOLOGY OF LEARNING DIFFERENCES
887.618 COGNITIVE PROCESSES OF LITERACY & NUMERACY
887.619 SPECIAL TOPICS IN BRAIN SCIENCES
|Graduate Certificate: Mind, Brain, and Teaching|
|Online application form|
|$80.00 application fee|
|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|
GAINFUL EMPLOYMENT DISCLOSURE
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STATE-SPECIFIC INFORMATION FOR ONLINE STUDENTS
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