Continuing Education Courses

Welcome to the registration page for our Fall 2016 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 22 - Sept. 2.

  • Course begin: Sept. 9. 
  • Class meetings: Courses meet weekly, monthly or online.  Details here.
  • Drop/add deadline: Sept 18.  Our refund policy applies to withdrawals after this date.
  • Trimester ends: December 17.
  • 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.

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

Business Graduate Courses: ($765 per credit, $500 to audit)
  • Credits: 2
  • Meets: Saturday 8:00 am to 11:30 am
  • Taught by: Kevin McQueen

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
  • Meets: Saturday 1:30 pm to 4:00 pm ; Sunday 1:30 pm to 4:00 pm
  • Taught by: Karen White

Based on the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK®), this course guides project leaders through the application of the project management process groups: initiating, planning, executing, monitoring & controlling, and closing. Key topics include project selection and scoping, time management, risk identification, quality planning, team building, and project communication.

Project Management Graduate Courses: ($765 per credit, $500 to audit)
  • Credits: 1
  • Meets: Saturday 9:45 am to 11:15 am
  • 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: 1
  • Meets: Saturday 8:00 am to 9:30 am
  • Taught by: Karen White

Working in a team setting with a specific organization, students will experience the power of the project portfolio process by actually analyzing the strategic plan and developing a balanced project portfolio.


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: ($765 per credit; $500 to audit)
  • Credits: 3
  • Meets: Sunday 10:00 am to 12:30 pm ; Sunday 1:30 pm to 4:00 pm
  • Taught by: Caleb Clark

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.

  • Credits: 3
  • Meets: Saturday 10:00 am to 12:30 pm ; Saturday 1:30 pm to 4:00 pm
  • Taught by: Will Bohmann

Students will study the theory and history of educational technology and instructional design. This will include topics such as instructional systems design (ISD), cognitive psychology, past and present learning theories, curriculum design, assessment, evaluation, and who the key people and organizations are in the industry. Students will develop their own style of instructional design and their own amalgam of learning theories and use it to design a basic instructional unit of their choosing.

This iteration of Create with Code is for elementary to high school educators with little to no experience programming who want to learn enough about code to use it in their teaching. Theres significant evidence that alll students need to understand basic programming in today's world, no matter their career choices. And, coding is finding its way into students' Personal Learning Plans. This course will give you the confidence to guide student's personal learning projects that may involve creating with code. It will also provide you with ideas for integrating basic coding into a variety of curriculum areas. Whether you decide to build a separate coding class, or integrate coding into your content area, this course will get you started using both graphical and text based coding platforms. We will combine graphical coding platforms (like Scratch/Blockly/SNAP) and text based programming using either a Raspberry Pi or Arduino micro-controller. Major assignments will have students: 1: Create digital stories and games with code 2: Control physical objects with code 3: Examine ways to integrate coding and computational thinking into your learning environment. Participants will need access to a Raspberry Pi or Arduino based microprocessor and one physical object that can be controlled by coding. These may be purchased, or borrowed, via an optional $50 lab fee.

Professional Development Certificate in Nonprofit Management ($1500; Practicum +$795)

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.

Sustainable Business Graduate Courses: ($765 per credit, $500 to audit)
  • Credits: 3
  • Meets: Saturday 1:30 pm to 4:00 pm ; Sunday 1:30 pm to 4:00 pm
  • Taught by: Heather Wright

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.

  • Credits: 3
  • Meets: Saturday 9:00 am to 11:30 am ; Sunday 9:00 am to 11:30 am
  • Taught by: Cheryl Eaton

Defining needs and wants broadly - to include but not remain limited within a conventional marketing perspective - this course examines and works with the practical dimensions of designing, pricing, distributing and informing/persuading stakeholders about a product or service. Includes marketing management and strategy, brands, cause-related marketing, social marketing and critical perspectives on marketing and the consumer society in ecological and globalization contexts, including the life-cycle (LCA) view of products, the bottom-of-pyramid perspective and the notion of sustainable consumption. Prerequisite: Proficiency in using Power Point

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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.