Continuing Education Courses

Welcome to the registration page for our Spring 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: March 24 - May 12.

  • Course begin: May 12.
  • Class meetings: Courses meet weekly, monthly or online.  Details here.
  • Drop/add deadline: May 21.  Our refund policy applies to withdrawals after this date.
  • Trimester ends: August 19.
  • Tuition: Classes are $500 to audit or $765 per credit. 
  • 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 x505, or

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

TESOL Graduate Courses: ($765 per credit, $500 to audit)

Students will analyze basic concepts and patterns of language in areas of phonology, lexicon, morphology, and syntax. Students will develop lesson plans and explore pedagogical implications that affect implementation. Guiding questions include: How can I understand the form, meaning and use of language and how can I design learning experiences that help students understand?

Students will begin to examine the nature of culture through exploring the Cultural Knowings Framework: knowing about (description), knowing why (interpretation), knowing oneself (response). The model will be explored through the examination of the student's culture and a target culture represented by the teaching context. Guiding questions will include: What do I need to learn about the culture of my teaching context? How will I learn to the culture of my students? How will I address culture as I teach language?

Students will develop a personal approach to teaching through examination and integration of past and present learning and teaching experiences in a variety of contexts. Study of teaching/learning processes and various approaches to language teaching will be explored. Guiding questions: What are the methods, techniques and tools teachers use to teach language? What are the guiding principles that guide their work?

This course considers processes, stages, strategies, and styles of language development as well as personal, psychological, sociocultural, biological, and linguistic factors that influence language development. Students will explore the following questions: Are my students learning? How do I know? What theories, concepts, and practices from the literature help me understand or interpret my students' learning? How can I teach in such a way that learning is at the center of my work?

Business Graduate Courses: ($765 per credit, $500 to audit)
  • Credits: 1
  • Meets: Friday 9:00 am to 3:00 pm ; Sunday 3:30 pm to 6:00 pm
  • Taught by: David Grant

How can mission-driven organizations move from good to great? In this class we will start with Jim Collins classic work Good to Great for the Social Sectors and move from there to consider macro-level frameworks for highly-effective organizations. Topics will include organizational life cycles, becoming a learning organization, and promoting a culture of social innovation.

This course will cover the basic laws, customs and ethical considerations governing nonprofit organizations. We will study board roles, responsibilities and liabilities; the tax code and associated responsibilities; relevant provisions of employment law; and issues of legal and fraud protection.

  • Credits: 1
  • Meets: Friday 9:00 am to 12:00 pm ; Friday 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
  • Taught by: Kristina Michelson

This course will cover the basic laws, customs and ethical considerations governing corporations. We will study corporate forms, responsibilities and liabilities; the tax code and associated responsibilities; relevant provisions of employment law; and issues of legal and fraud protection.

This course focuses on the knowledge and skills required to be a successful communicator in todays global business world. The course draws from research and theories in Collaborative Leadership, Conflict Transformation and Authentic Communication to support relationship and trust building, collaboration, self-awareness, group awareness and appreciation. By the end of the course you will understand different communication models and tools and how to use them effectively in our fast-paced digital world. You will also develop cross cultural awareness, sensitivity and mediation skills. You will be able to more effectively communicate to and engage with stakeholders, lead and facilitate valuable meetings and presentations, develop creative solutions to challenges and maintain healthy mentor relationships.

Whether you are tasked with facilitating in service of a coalition meeting, team meeting, working group, committee, or cultivating a community, how you authentically step into that role will greatly impact the success of the group. In this course we will become a community of practice that will explore ideas and engage in activities designed to cultivate the awareness, presence, and skills for building vibrant environments that unleash groups collective intelligence and creativity.

Project Management Graduate Courses: ($765 per credit, $500 to audit)

This seminar prepares participants to lead change in an organizational setting. Topics of study include: analyzing conditions that foster both acceptance and resistance to change; understanding the individual roles that participate in change; specific leadership strategies for managing and reinforcing change; and developing actionable change management plans, including development plans required to reinforce the change. Participants will develop a change management plan for use in an organizational setting of their choice.

EdTech Courses - MAT: ($765 per credit; $500 to audit)

In this age of open access and unprecedented levels of connectivity, copyright, fair use, and intellectual property are still major issues  and even hurdles  we face, particularly in an educational setting. What do we as educators need to know as we go about pulling together course material? What do our students need to know as they complete research assignments? Topics will include legislation, guidelines, and best practices, and a variety of open access resources will be explored and evaluated.

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.

How do we facilitate online learning so that students are optimally engaged and learning objectives are being met? Participants will integrate their knowledge of learning theory and instructional design to explore best practices for providing content to students online, engaging them in a vibrant learner-centered community and effectively evaluating their learning. Participants will discuss issues specific to courses that are online-enhanced, blended and fully online. Accessibility and learner support will be emphasized. Participants will utilize Moodle to create a learning module that integrates pedagogy with appropriate technologies to engage students in meeting learning objectives. Facilitating Online Learning (FOL) will itself be facilitated as a workshop where participants will take an active role in teaching each other and introducing topics of interest to the class.

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.

Healthcare Administration Graduate Courses: ($765 per credit, $500 to audit)
  • Credits: 2
  • Taught by: T B A

This course provides students with an exposure to healthcare risk and quality management concepts. Students will explore how a systems approach to the development of a risk and quality management program is beneficial to the organization. They will understand how performance improvement methodologies and tools are supportive of minimizing the risk a healthcare organization faces. Students will explore current trends and issues associated with all aspects of a comprehensive risk management program including ethical risks, risk financing, risk reduction, and emergency preparedness.

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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.