Courses in this program are offered fully online. Courses are held in both an asynchronous environment (D2L) and a synchronous (real-time) environment (Zoom) which allows instructors to virtually meet and talk with students and experience a live exchange of ideas, hear class presentations and do group work with access to a whiteboard. For additional information regarding online delivery, refer to the eLearn website.
- To establish a community of engaged learners who wish to deepen their knowledge of brain/behaviour relationships
- To provide educators with foundational knowledge of typical and atypical brain development to better understand the children and youth in their classrooms
- To provide educators with skills and information to better serve their students in a variety of settings
- To strengthen the educational community by providing evidence-based strategies for instructional delivery and individualized teaching
- To develop critical consumers of knowledge and research in the areas of education and psychological literature
This four-course graduate certificate in Educational Neuroscience is designed for educators who wish to learn about neuroscience and how this relates to student learning and classroom instruction. Throughout the program, students will experience an overview of brain structures and functions, how brain develops before birth through childhood and adolescence, learn about typical development of the brain and how we learn to walk, talk, make sense of the world, and develop basic skills necessary for educational success, and ways that brain development can be disrupted or negatively impacted and how this changes one’s behaviour and brain functioning across settings such as at home, at school, and in the community. Students will be introduced to current research in the fields of education, psychology, and neuroscience, and will learn how to critically evaluate research and best practices for application in classrooms and beyond.
A registration package will be sent to new students after they have been admitted. Registration for the summer term will be available in late winter. Fall and Winter registration opens in the spring. Your Graduate Program Administrator will send more information about registration to you.