Continuing Education Courses

Welcome to the registration page for our Fall 2017 courses in Marlboro College's Continuing Education Program (CEP). You’ll find taking a class with us to be a great 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: July 21 - September 1.

  • Course begin: September 8.
  • Class meetings: Courses meet weekly, monthly or online.  Details here.
  • Drop/add deadline: September 17.  Our refund policy applies to withdrawals after this date.
  • Trimester ends: December 16.
  • Tuition: Classes are $500 to audit or $786 per credit. 
  • Location: Online, blended, and in-person, see course descriptions for details.

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

Business Graduate Courses: ($786 per credit, $500 to audit)
  • Credits: 2
  • Taught by: T B A

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.

  • Credits: 3
  • Taught by: T B A

In this introductory course, students learn the application of standard project management processes. Based on the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK®), key topics include project selection and scoping, risk analysis, schedule and budget management, development of work breakdown structures, project communication and team building. Students are asked to plan a real-world project and to initiate project control processes as part of the class homework.

This course begins with a review of conventional and transitional human resource management concepts, tools and practices. After examining, modeling and analyzing the typical role of HRM in firms and other organizations today, the emphasis will shift to designing effective, efficient and empowering work environments and roles for human, community and ecological sustainability. A basic premise of this course is that most organizations today are structured and managed in a fashion that necessarily leads to abuse of humans, other species and ecosystems, but that alternatives exist in practice, and that it is possible to transcend current organizational modes.

This course will explore, challenge, and acknowledge the role organizations play in participating in and being catalysts for addressing systemic inequality, equity and inclusion at both the organizational and societal levels. The work we will engage in provides an overview of key concepts, historical perspectives, practices, and systems level strategies for leading organizations which embody a commitment to diversity and social justice in their internal systems as well as their external practices, policies, and engagement with their communities. This introductory management course is predicated on the assumption that the performance of all organizations must be judged, not only in terms of their financial performance, but also by their accountability and commitment to equity and justice in how they engage in and embody their missions.

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

A foundation course in the delivery of educationally oriented multimedia via the Web. Students will use a best-of-breed content management system (WordPress) to develop their own highly usable electronic portfolio (e-portfolio). This e-portfolio will be used throughout the course as a sandbox to apply what they learn. Students will practice the basic production of educationally oriented text, photos, video, audio and files for download by publishing them to their e-portfolio. Students will study and discuss the history of the Web, blogs, wikis, RSS, trends, usability, design and the analysis and effective use of Web sites for educational purposes. E-portfolios may be used in subsequent classes to showcase finished projects. After graduation e-portfolios may be used to show examples of work and resumes.

Educational Technology is a foundation course covering the theory and history of educational technology. Topics will include cognitive psychology, human development with a focus on child and adolescent development, adult learning, past and present learning theories, curriculum design, assessment and evaluation. This class will also study key luminaries, major theorists and organizations that are part of the industry. While studying different learning frameworks, students will explore and evaluate their own style of instructional design and develop an educational technology unit.

The course will introduce the pedagogy, tools, and skills practices that are behind maker centered learning. Participants will complete design challenges, practice design thinking, visit maker spaces in their area, and complete a range of hands on projects from 'kits' to "open makes." We will read and discuss the research around maker-centered learning. Students will complete and present a final project via a portfolio format that provides written and media evidence of personalized learning through making.

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.

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

This course assumes a basic level of understanding of fundraising methods and history, and covers the mechanics of various fundraising sources and techniques as well as the psychological and philosophical underpinnings of both fundraising and philanthropy. It assumes that giving, as well as encouraging others to give, will be an ongoing basis for sustaining the nonprofit sector, but will explore the implications of impending political, technological, generational and taxation changes. There will be practical instruction and discussion on foundation, corporate, major donor, direct mail, grassroots, social media, event, and planned gift fundraising, with serious investigation of the human factors that make these successful.

Professional Development Certificate in Nonprofit Management ($1500; Practicum +$795)
  • Credits: 0
  • Meets: Wednesday 8:30 am to 4:00 pm Burlington
  • Taught by: Kim Lier

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.

  • Credits: 0
  • Meets: Friday 8:30 am to 4:00 pm
  • Taught by: Kim Lier

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.

  • Credits: 3
  • Taught by: Kim Lier
  • 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
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.