Authorized by the Council of Education of Puerto Rico (CE) This certificate program trains teachers, students and professors to comprehend and use principles of neuroscience and neuropsychology in their work with students and for implementing learning environments based on these principles. This includes specific instructions to teach children with learning disabilities and neurodevelopmental disorders such as Autism, Asperger, Attention Deficit Disorder, and Mental Retardation. The program also addresses the needs of Psychologist and other school personnel interested in developing advanced and extended knowledge on the application of neuroscience of learning principles to their clinical work with children. Psychologist accepted to the program with a solid background on the biological bases of behavior may directly register in an elective NSL 0503 Pediatric Neuropsychological Assessment course providing advanced assessment competencies in school and clinical settings.

Curriculum

Semester 1 NeurscienceCuricculumS1

Semester 2

Admission Requirements

This certificate program trains teachers and professors to comprehend and use the principles of neuroscience and neuropsychology in their work with students and for implementing learning environments based on these principles. This includes a specific instruction to teach children with learning disabilities and neurodevelopmental disorders such as Autism, Asperger, Attention Deficit Disorder, and Mental Retardation. The main goal of this postgraduate certificate is to bridge neuroscience with education to improve both, the delivery (through teachers) and reception (through students) of information in academic settings. Courses are held on Saturdays.

Course Credits
Core courses 11
General Education 3
Concentration/Specialty 3
Electives 1
Total 18
  • Bachelor’s degree in Education or in one of the Behavioral Sciences (no specific knowledge or experience in neuroscience is required). Applications from candidates from other academic backgrounds that possess the Teacher Certification from the Department of Education of PR will also be considered.

Duration

The program is designed to take 1 years to complete. Of those that completed the program in 2014-2015, *% finished in 1 years. *Fewer than 10 students completed this program in 2014-15. The number who finished within the normal time has been withheld to preserve the confidentiality of the students.

Cost & Fees

Tuition and fees: $7,131
Books and supplies: $1,100
On-campus room & board: not offered *The amounts shown above include costs for the entire program, assuming normal time to completion. Note that this information is subject to change. Financing for this program may be available through grants, scholarships, loans (federal and private) and institutional financing plans.

Program taught in:
  • English

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