Continuing Education Courses

Welcome to the registration page for our Fall 2018 courses in Marlboro College's Continuing Education Program (CEP). Taking a class with us is an excellent professional development experience and also an introduction to Marlboro's degree programs.

  • Registration: July 20 - August 31
  • Courses begin: September 7
  • Drop/add deadline: September 16. Our refund policy applies to withdrawals after this date.
  • Trimester ends December 15
  • Tuition: Classes are $500 to audit or $794 per credit. 

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This course requires students to do some independent research on a topical issue and apply what they have learned to their context. They select a topic, from a range that is offered, work through the resources, compile an annotated bibliography and create a unit plan (or other agreed-on, practical, context-focused task) that draws on/utilizes what they have researched. Topics may change from year to year. Guiding questions: What do I need to know about this topic? How can it inform my practice and support the learning of my students?

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.

In this course students from diverse professional backgroundsincluding construction managers, business teachers, civil engineers, and cost estimatorsapply coursework knowledge directly to real project management challenges they face. Students will gain an understand the concepts associated with agile and traditional project management methods and be able to comfortably blend project management techniques project as required. In this course, participants are required to select a "live" project. Thus, students apply their coursework directly to the business challenges that they face in their work.

This course is designed to help students understand the concepts of collective impact and triple strength leadership. In this course students will study how leaders using collective impact develop comprehensive systems maps to understand complex interrelationships, create stakeholder mapping and engagement, identify leverage points for change, build relationships that develop into effective partnerships and create a method to publicly share the collective goals and a shared work plan. In the course we will study real-life situations and evaluate them from the perspective of all three sectors. By the end of the course students will be able to balance competing motives when looking at challenges, create a clear path to acquire transferable skills in their professional life, develop contextual intelligence, build integrated networks and feel confident meeting trisector opportunities.

Description: A foundation course in the production of educationally oriented online multimedia. Students will design, create, populate, and test two instructional web sites using the content management system WordPress and another authoring platform of their choice. Assignments will cover production techniques of websites, text, photos, video, basic HTML/CSS, audio and media files in a universal design methodology. Readings and discussion will cover the history of the Internet, current trends, usability, design theory, and the evaluation, ethics, and effective use of Internet media and software for educational purposes. The final project is to create and present to the class a small instructional or informational website.

  • Credits: 1
  • Taught by: T B A

This course is 100% online with local visits to people engaging in AT and UD work. This course covers the different 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 techniques 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.

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.

Prerequisite: Acceptance into Vermont Leadership Institute for the current academic year. In this class, students will learn theories of leadership, undertake an extensive self-evaluation of their personality type and leadership style, build their emotional intelligence and intercultural competency, discuss the role of values and ethics in leadership roles, and practice ethical and engaged leadership. Students will attend VLI Sessions One, Two and Three and assemble a portfolio of their personal leadership work, culminating in a goal setting practice.

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.

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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.

To pay 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.