Continuing Education Courses

Welcome to the registration page for our Winter 2018 courses in Marlboro College's Continuing Education Program (CEP). You’ll find taking a class with us to be an excellent introduction to Marlboro before enrolling in one of our degree programs. Individual courses are also terrific opportunities to pursue an interest or give your career a boost.

  • Registration: November 24 - January 5
  • Courses begin: January 12
  • Drop/add deadline: January 21. Our refund policy applies to withdrawals after this date.
  • Trimester ends April 21
  • Tuition: Classes are $500 to audit or $786 per credit. 

If you have any questions, contact our graduate admissions office at (888) 258-5665 x505, or More information about our programs is also available in the Academics section of this website.

Business Graduate Courses: ($786 per credit, $500 to audit)

Thriving in Teams and Organizations addresses theory and practice of how individuals and groups act and interact in an organizational context with a focus on distributed and virtual teams. The course draws from research and theories in Organizational Behavior and Positive Psychology to shed light on such human dynamics as motivation, perception, decision-making, and conflict management. It addresses questions such as the following: What makes teams and organizations effective and sustainable? What are the challenges to effective teams and organizations? How can you understand your personal predilections as a team member and organizational "player"?

This course introduces the concepts and tools of systems thinking. Creating flourishing within organizations, businesses and the world requires paradigmatic shifts, and insights into how to effectively create change. Systems thinkers have shown that the effective levers of change are often counter-intuitive, or only become obvious when the mental model which structures them is revealed. This course will use a case study approach to develop competence and comfort with systems thinking analysis. Topics include: food systems, regenerative farming, ecological systems, political and educational systems, systems levers and economics.

Regardless of ones personal opinion of marketing, it represents a powerful force in todays world. Marketers help establish values, generate desires, and create cultures. Whether you are one of the many millions who gets excited about the latest batch of Super Bowl spots, an entrepreneur anxious to create a niche for your new product, or a sustainability-minded individual anxious to understand the role marketing can play in bringing your greatest hopes  or greatest fears  to life for the world, this course will help you understand and navigate the marketing force. Each participant will walk away with a working understanding of marketing in the new normal of todays rapidly changing media landscape. This working knowledge will be represented by the ability to develop a strategically sound and insightful marketing communications plan. However, we wont stop there. Together and individually we will reconsider marketing  perhaps even reinvent it  by exploring the question, What is the role of marketing in a sustainable world? Along the way, we will brush up on some skills essential to marketing, including: Escaping assumptions; Uncovering insights; Igniting creativity and innovation; Delivering powerful presentations.

  • Credits: 2
  • Taught by: T B A

This course provides an introduction to the fundamentals of economics with a view to sustainability and social balance. The main objective is to provide an understanding and critique of the conventional (neoclassical) economic and Ecological Economics paradigms, including heterodox views of economics. This course will examine the role and goals of markets and business within the context of institutions such as corporations, government at all levels, and global economics. It will include both literacy and broad deep analysis of the infrastructure of the economy including finance, money, capital and government. Broad goals of sustainability, accountability, and global economic and social justice will be integrated into discussions on the roles of businesses, consumers and citizens of the world. * This course is dependent on sufficient enrollment.

EdTech Courses - MAT: ($786 per credit; $500 to audit)

Educators need to develop effective Internet search strategies, academic writing skills, sound criteria for evaluating and analyzing Web sites and online publications, and experience in integrating Web-based research into classroom research methods. This course trains educators to efficiently and effectively search, evaluate and document digital educational resources. Students are guided through an investigation of multimodal, educational materials available online via the open web and library subscription resources. A series of small research projects, on the topic of the student's choice, will be used to build a body of research that culminates in a final paper and bibliography, which follows the submission guidelines of an appropriate academic journal.

This course puts into practice the theories learned in Educational Technology. Students will continue to study the different approaches of established instructional systems design models, and the integration of technology into teaching. They will apply one of those models to create a fully functioning instructional unit that successfully resolves a real-world instructional problem. The unit will be usability tested and evaluated to see if learning outcomes were met. Students will then learn how to integrate the unit into an instructional setting, addressing issues such as accessibility, change management and training. This prepares students, both professionally and for their eventual Capstone Project, to implement the analysis, creation and evaluation of a given learning solution that appropriately and effectively integrates technology with teaching. Students will write a final report and present their project and findings. Prereqs: Educational Technology and Web Design I or permission of the instructor

This course addresses the varying ways that assistive technologies are used to enhance the education of students with learning differences. Students will learn how to integrate assistive technologies that support specific learning strategies by using the tools themselves and by studying how they are used by those with learning differences. Highlighted technologies will include: traditional assistive technology software (e.g. Kurzweil, Dragon NaturallySpeaking); embedded features of high use software (e.g. Microsoft Office, Inspiration, Adobe); web-based applications (e.g. Google, Evernote); and mobile apps for phones and tablets.

What does it take to develop interactive content that is both engaging for the learner and effective as instruction? Whether in the K-12 classroom or in higher education, it is a challenge to design innovative digital content that teaches students foundational concepts while also stimulating higher-order thinking and problem-solving skills. In this course we will tackle that challenge, applying principles of Learner Experience Design to create compelling educational content that fosters critical thinking and inspires deep engagement with the material. We will cultivate a design practice that integrates insights and techniques from diverse fields such as Film and Media Studies and Game Design. And we will develop the coding expertise needed to create personalized, interactive content with a variety of digital authoring tools. Three optional in-person support labs will be scheduled.

Nonprofit Courses (MDO): ($765 per credit; $500 to audit)

This course explores the rationale and methods for setting and assessing measurable outcomes in mission-driven environments. Students will examine the benefits and challenges of establishing program, organizational, and community level outcomes and using metrics to determine "what is better as a result of our efforts?" They will come away with the tools and strategies to set, assess, and use the results of measurable outcomes. The course will use a three-pronged approach: didactic learning about the purpose and techniques of outcome measurement; applied learning, with student teams each working with an organization to develop outcomes and assessment strategies; and sharing and analyzing the experience, deepening students' ability to translate learning to practice.

Professional Development Certificate in Nonprofit Management ($1500; Practicum +$795)
  • Credits: 3
  • Prerequisite: NPM600 Certificate in Nonprofit Management

In this guided independent study, students will demonstrate comprehension of concepts learned in the Certificate in Nonprofit Management by applying them in a real-world context. Students may enroll in the practicum in any trimester after completing the Certificate, within a two-year window. This class will be graded on a Pass/Fail basis.

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The tuition cost for regular CEP courses is listed next to the course information above. The withdrawal deadline for individual courses is 11:59 pm on the 10th day of each trimester. If a course is withdrawn from after this date, our refund policy will apply. Our full refund policy can be found in our Student Handbook.

If you would like to pay now, please make a check or money order payable to Marlboro College and send it to:

Marlboro College
PO Box 801
Brattleboro, VT 05302-0801

Alternately, bills will be posted to your online account after the 10th day of the start of the trimester. You will be notified when the online bill is uploaded. Bills are due within 30 days of being posted.

Acknowledgment of Financial Responsibility

I hereby assume full responsibility for payment of my account with Marlboro College. I understand that my payment is late if it is not made within 30 days after it becomes due as indicated on the account statement, and at that time my account is considered outstanding. I also understand that in the event my payment is late, I am responsible for any and all reasonable collection costs incurred to collect said payment, including any interest, late charge, fee, or other expense incidental to the principal obligation, including but not limited to attorney's fees and third-party collection services. I further understand that Marlboro College shall charge interest on any outstanding account balance at the rate of 12%.

Acknowledgment of Receipt of the Student Handbook

I have read and reviewed the text of the Student Handbook and I agree to abide by the policies outlined therein. In particular, I understand my rights under the Federal Education Right to Privacy Act, and I understand that I may ask Marlboro College to modify my directory information preferences. Furthermore, I have read and understand the Marlboro College Tuition Refund Policy as written in the Student Handbook.