Neuro-Education Initiative

The School of Education’s Neuro-Education Initiative furthers the understanding of how research findings from the cognitive and neurosciences has the potential to inform teaching and learning through research, collaboration, and advocacy. In partnership with the School of Medicine, Kennedy-Krieger Institute, and the Brain Science Institute, this Initiative fosters dialogue among educators and brain science researchers to develop joint research projects and magnifies the potential for current findings to enrich educational practice.

Mariale Hardiman, vice dean for academic affairs, is the director of the Neuro-Education Institute. Dr. Hardiman, author of Connecting Brain-Research with Effective Teaching: Brain Targeted Teaching Model, said, “ Linking brain research to education is extremely valuable  to our understanding of student development and learning.”  Dr. Hardiman is the former principal of a Blue Ribbon School in Baltimore City and teacher. Follow Dr. Hardiman on Twitter.

Mind, Brain, and Teaching Certificate

The next Mind, Brain, and Teaching Graduate Certificate cohort will be offered during the 2018-19 Academic year.

The 15-credit graduate certificate in Mind, Brain, and Teaching is designed for PK-16 teachers, administrators, and student support personnel who seek to explore how research in the cognitive and neurosciences has the potential to inform the field of education. Courses will promote integration of diverse disciplines that investigate human learning and development.