- How much does it cost?
- What are the requirements for earning the Professional Certificate?
- Will I be able to fit the Professional Certificate courses into my busy work schedule?
- Am I required to be on campus for any part of the program?
- Will I get to know my fellow students and teachers?
- Can I take individual courses or am I required to take the full series of courses?
- Do the courses have to be taken in sequence to earn the certificate?
- Must all courses be completed in one academic year?
- Can I earn graduate credits for the courses?
- What is the application deadline?
- What are the prerequisites for applying for courses?
- What are the technology requirements?
- What is your withdrawal policy?
- Where can I find out more about academic policies?
- Is the Professional Certificate program accredited?
- What do past participants have to say about the courses?
- I’m not ready to sign up yet. How can I keep informed about future courses and deadlines?
Tuition per course: $1,350 (includes graduate credit).
Successful completion of all five courses in the program results in a certificate in Learning Differences and Neurodiversity, with specialization in Executive Function and LD.
The curriculum accommodates busy professionals’ hectic schedules. Each week of course content — learning activities, assignments, and even video discussions — can be completed at one’s own convenience. Synchronous discussions are recorded for later access. Course content promotes evidence-based, classroom-tested strategies and approaches with practical applications.
This is a fully online post-baccalaureate certificate program.
Through a combination of rich, threaded discussions and synchronous, live video
talk time with instructors and fellow students, our course participants form a vibrant online community of education professionals. Students really get to know their instructors and peers. Doing so avoids the anonymity and disconnected feeling that is often experienced in an online course. Participants exchange strategies, ideas, tools, and feedback with each other as well as with instructors.
I have enjoyed the Talk Times, and I have even enjoyed the recordings of missed Talk Times. It has helped me to feel a sense of community and relationship. I completed my master’s degree fully online without any synchronous interaction, so I appreciated this difference.”
— Heidi T., student in a past certificate course. Read more student testimonials
Yes! You have the option to take the full certificate program (five courses) or select individual courses, with the exception of the Capstone Course
No, you can pick and choose the courses that appeal to you and your schedule. The exception is the Capstone Course, which can only be taken after successful completion of four requisite certificate courses.
Completing the full series of courses over multiple academic years will still lead to a certificate.
Graduate credits are offered by Landmark College. Students who receive an 80%, or better, will receive graduate credits (3 credits per course).
Landmark College has a rolling admissions process for the Professional Certificate courses. Individual course application deadlines will be posted as each course approaches and are usually around two weeks before the course start date. Completion of a certificate will vary according to your course start date.
Completion of a bachelor’s degree is required for admission into courses. Current work that involves teaching or supporting neurodiverse students, or a strong interest in LD and neurodiversity, is desirable.
There are no prerequisites for the first four courses. The Capstone culminates in a project that combines all the learning experiences from the previous courses. Students are expected to take all four courses before participating in the Capstone course.
A completed application form, a copy of your bachelor’s or master’s degree certificate or transcript, and a current resume or CV are needed for individual course registration. Additionally, we require a personal statement indicating interest in and reasons for your participation in the course(s).
Applications are reviewed on a rolling admissions basis. You will receive an acceptance packet soon after your application has been reviewed and you have been accepted into a course(s).
Students will need the ability to access our online course content through a browser running on a desktop or laptop computer. Mobile phones and tablets may not be adequate or appropriate for some aspects of the course materials. All popular browsers are supported, but we recommend Chrome or Firefox if available. A web cam is highly recommended. A productivity suite such as Microsoft Office, Microsoft Office 365, Google G-Suite, or Open Office is recommended.
Students must withdraw from a course within one week of the course start date in order to receive a 50% tuition fee refund. Refunds are not available after the first week of the course start date.
For a full list of academic policies and student rights, responsibilities and conduct can be found in the Academic Catalog
Landmark College is accredited by the Commission on Institutions of Higher Education of the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Inc.
Inquiries regarding the accreditation status by the Commission should be directed to the administrative staff of the institution. Individuals may also contact:
Commission on Institutions of Higher Education
New England Association of Schools and Colleges
3 Burlington Woods Drive, Suite 100, Burlington, MA 01803-4514
Watch an interview with recent graduates about their experience in the program:
Other student quotes about the program/individual courses:
“I have learned a great deal over the past year; this program has been invaluable to me as an educator in an international school setting.”
“I found this to be one of the most productive things I’ve done in my career.”
“I think every educator should take this as part of their license requirement to serve all of their students.”
“I really enjoyed the certificate as a whole, and found the courses immensely useful to my instruction.”
“I have LOVED working my way through the Learner Profile. I deliberately chose a student who has baffled me in many ways and having to think specifically about her strengths and challenges within each weekly context has been very useful. I very much appreciate the immediate practicality of this assignment.”
“We have already made adjustments at my school based on content I learned from this course.”
“...although I have been working with students on Executive Functioning for about eight years or so, the information presented in this course has been so very helpful to me. Some has offered validation for the knowledge I have gained over the years, and some has taken familiar ideas and concepts to new levels.”
“I really like the balance of theory and practice. It helps me immensely to have the research to refer to when presenting a strategy, but I also appreciate that it’s always very clear why we delve into particular theories.”
“I am finding the material of this course tremendously empowering, as it gives me concrete knowledge I can invoke when discussing either a particular student’s situation or larger institutional issues.”
“I really am enjoying everything I’ve been learning in this course and I wish it wasn’t ending.”
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