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Neurodiversity and Inclusion Certificate

Neurodiversity and Inclusion Certificate Overview


he VT Higher Education Collaborative’s Neurodiversity and Inclusion Graduate Certificate Program aims to provide educators and other professionals with tools for creating truly inclusive, neurodiversity-affirming, and effective learning experiences for their students. It is our hope that graduates of the program will be empowered to serve as strong advocates, reflective practitioners, and agents of positive change in their own classrooms and throughout the state of Vermont.

Application and Admissions Requirements

A Bachelor’s Degree is required to enroll in the Neurodiversity and Inclusion Certificate Program.

If you have questions, contact the program director, Hannah Markos at [email protected].

Sequence of Courses

The certificate consists of 18 graduate credits, earned through completion of the following 3-credit core courses:

  • Neurodiversity: A Framework for Teaching and Learning*
  • Implementing Universal Design for Learning*
  • Understanding and Supporting Individual Learning Needs
  • Collaboration and Advocacy 
  • Understanding and Guiding Behavior


As well as one 3-credit elective, which will include:

  • Structured Teaching
  • Assistive Technology and Augmentative Communication


*Students must complete the first two courses before moving on to other core courses in the program; students may choose to take an elective at any time.