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Post Master's Neuroeducator Certificate

The post master's neuroeducator certificate is offered on the University of Portland campus for individuals who already hold a master’s degree. The program provides professionals an opportunity to study the relationship between the brain, the mind, and transactional applications. Any professional involved in human interaction, teaching, and learning, such as business executives, nurses, counselors, educators, speech-language pathologists, and psychologists, will find the information useful to their respective practices.

The curriculum provides state-of-the-art transactional course work integrating neuroscience, cognition, and learning into practice. Each course provides three components: 1) core neuroscience research; 2) current applications of the brain-mind connection; 3) transactional studies into educational practices. A minimum of 12 hours is required to earn a certificate, but students may choose to complete up to 18 hours, if desired.

For details about the post master’s certificate application requirements, please see the Graduate School's Application Requirements webpage. Questions about enrolling should be directed to Anne Rasmussen at or 503.943.8257.

Meet Chris Merideth, post master's neuroeducator certificate graduate student. Chris teaches special education at Wilson High School.

Post Master's Neuroeducator Certificate Requirements - 12-18 hrs

At a minimum, 4 of the following 5 courses must be completed to earn the neuroeducator certificate:

ED 585 Foundations of Cognitive Processes in Learning (3 hrs)
ED 586 Neuroscience and Learning (3 hrs)
ED 587 Neurobiological Aspects of Learning (3 hrs)
ED 588 Neuroeducation: A Cultural-Linguistic Translation (3 hrs)
ED 593 Reading & Topics in Neuroeducation and Education (3 hrs)

If desired, post master's neuroeducator students may complete all 5 of the courses listed above and, after doing so, they may enroll in the following optional elective:

ED 589 Translational Studies and Research in Neuroeducation (3 hrs)

Course descriptions are available in the University of Portland Bulletin.

Note: Neuroeducation is also offered as a specialty option in the master of education (MEd) program and as an area of concentration option in the doctor of education (EdD) program.

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