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Welcome to the registration page for our Spring 2016 courses in Marlboro College's Continuing Education Program (CEP). 

  • Registration: March 18 - May 5.
  • Course begin: May 6. 
  • Class meetings: Courses meet weekly, monthly or online.  Details here.
  • Drop/add deadline: May 15.  Our refund policy applies to withdrawals after this date.
  • Trimester ends: August 13.
  • Tuition ranges between $480 and $765 per credit. For specific tuition, click on the orange "Select" drop down menus below
  • Location: Online, blended, and in-person, see course descriptions for details.

If you have any questions, contact our graduate admissions office at: (888) 258-5665 x209, or

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More information about our programs is also available in the Academics section of this website. 

Continuing Education Program (CEP) students may take up to a maximum of 9 credits without matriculating as a degree student. In many cases, these credits may be accepted towards a final graduate or undergraduate degree. Students will earn graduate credit for graduate classes and undergraduate credits for undergraduate classes.

Most courses may be audited for no credit. Audit fees are $500 per class regardless of the number of credits. An enrollment deposit of $250 is applied to the entire payment. The student is not considered enrolled (i.e. a seat will not be reserved) until an application is received.

Accreditation: All Marlboro College Graduate and Professional Studies programs are accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Inc. (NEASC), which accredits schools and colleges in the six New England states.

Project Management Graduate Courses: ($710 per credit, $500 to audit)
  • Credits: 1
  • Meets: Sunday 1:15 pm to 4:30 pm
  • Taught by: Karen White

Students will explore the concepts and principles associated with lean management approaches. We will analyze several models of lean management, including the "Toyota approach," Goldratt's Theory of Constraints and Critical Chain, as well as the Agile Manifesto. Through the studying of several leam implementations, students will develop an understanding of the relationship between lean management and agile management.

  • Credits: 2
  • Meets: Saturday 9:30 am to 11:45 am ; Saturday 1:30 pm to 3:45 pm
  • Taught by: Carol Forsythe

Project Cost/Schedule Management provides students an opportunity to enhance their ability to manage and control their project budgets and schedules, in preparation for attaining certification from the Project Management Institute. Topics to be explored include advanced monitoring techniques such as earned value tracking, critical path management and baseline variance tracking. Introduction to Project Management, or an equivalent, is recommended; a basic understanding of project management terminology is required.


Graduate level education demands writing skills that are well developed and adaptable. The Clear Writing Workshop will prepare learners to write at the graduate level. It will sharpen writing skills that have dulled, and elevate critical thinking. The course begins with a subject matter review of the four basics and the four modes of writing. It progresses into a study and practice of critical reading, followed by writing analysis. Throughout the course, students will practice writing in a variety of styles~ observational statements, essays, blog posts, emails, writing for the web, elevator pitches, and more. The course culminates in a writing project in the style and form of the student's choosing.

EdTech Courses - MAT: ($735 per credit; $500 to audit)
  • Credits: 3
  • Meets: Saturday 9:45 am to 12:15 pm ; Saturday 1:30 pm to 4:00 pm
  • Taught by: Julie Ann DeCesare

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.

  • Credits: 3
  • Meets: Sunday 8:45 am to 12:15 pm ; Sunday 1:00 pm to 4:30 pm
  • Taught by: Karen Case

This course prepares participants to lead change within an organization. The course brings students through a systematic approach to enterprise-wide change around technology initiatives. Students create strategies for change management within various organizational models as they plan, document, and implement a change management strategy for an organization of their choice.

This fully online course will teach students how to begin to effectively use online games and simulations for teaching. Students will explore 3D worlds and become comfortable with their usage as educational tools. Using a learning management tool (Moodle) as our base for this course, students will explore Second Life and Jokaydia, but will also delve into game simulations like World of Warcraft and MinecraftEdu (a problem-solving creative sandbox world) for their educational values. Participants will create avatars, connect with online educational communities, and develop strategies for using 3D worlds in their teaching.

Nonprofit Courses (MDO): ($710 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.

  • Credits: 3
  • Meets: Saturday 1:30 pm to 5:15 pm ; Sunday 1:15 pm to 5:00 pm
  • Taught by: Tina Lee Hadari

This course will introduce students to the concepts and skills they will need to establish an effective nonprofit organization. Appropriate for individuals interested in forming a new nonprofit, converting an informal group to tax-exempt status, or reorganizing an existing organization, we will address topics such as organizational frameworks, community needs and resource assessments, incorporation, compliance, governance, business planning, and start-up fundraising.

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.

  • Credits: 2
  • Meets: Saturday 1:30 pm to 4:15 pm ; Sunday 1:15 pm to 4:00 pm
  • Taught by: Faith Terwilliger

In this class students will build fluency with financial statements and ratios in order to use financial data alongside considerations of mission to make important business or organizational decisions. Students will learn how to identify good metrics to measure the health and sustainability of an enterprise and will develop the ability to design good organizational dashboards. By the end of the class, students will be able to present a good or bad financial scenario to a board of directors and to staff with clarity and confidence.

Professional Development Certificate in Nonprofit Management ($1500; Practicum +$630)

This intensive four-month series offers nonprofit leaders and staff the opportunity to gain and refine the essential skills needed to strengthen their organizations and achieve their missions. The Certificate course provides immediately-applicable training in all the core competencies of nonprofit management. It is intended for people who want to make a serious investment in their not-for-profit careers.

This intensive four-month series offers nonprofit leaders and staff the opportunity to gain and refine the essential skills needed to strengthen their organizations and achieve their missions. The Certificate course provides immediately-applicable training in all the core competencies of nonprofit management. It is intended for people who want to make a serious investment in their not-for-profit careers.

Healthcare Administration Graduate Courses: ($710 per credit, $500 to audit)
  • Credits: 3
  • Meets: Saturday 8:30 am to 11:45 am ; Saturday 1:30 pm to 4:45 pm
  • Taught by: Craig Miskovich

The purpose of this course is to examine the background, foundation and ethical aspects of the United States legal system and the role of the legal and political environment as it affects the health care industry. Topics include: liability, negligence, taxation, antitrust, compliance and emergency care. Additionally the current trends in healthcare ethics, including with EHR systems and HIPAA compliance within home health care models will be explored. This course will examine contemporary issues affecting the industry and local healthcare delivery systems.

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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
Lockbox #1366
Williston, VT 05495

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.