Postgraduate Certificate in Neuroscience of Learning

Program Description

Authorized by the Council of Education of Puerto Rico (CE)

This certificate program trains teachers and professors to comprehend and use principles of neuroscience and neuropsychology in their work with students and for implementing learning environments based upon these principles. This includes specific instruction to teach children with learning disabilities and neurodevelopmental disorders such as Autism, Asperger, Attention Deficit Disorder, and Mental Retardation.

By completing this program, teachers will be at the forefront of modern pedagogy and evidence-based education and will also contribute to improving the educational system of Puerto Rico.

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 based upon these principles.

Courses are held on Saturdays.




Core courses


General Education









Admission Requirements

  • Bachelorís degree in Education or in one of the Behavioral Sciences (no 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 Puerto Rico will also be considered.

  • Minimum GPA of 2.80 (on a 4.00-points scale)

How to Apply

Applicants must submit the following documents:

  • Official transcript from all undergraduate and graduate schools attended.

  • Two letters of recommendation written by individuals familiar with the applicantís professional work and skills, using the format accompanying the application form.

  • Certificate of No Penal Record

  • USD$50.00 Application Processing Fee

The Application Form is available at

Please mail the application form and required documents to:

Ponce School of Medicine and Health Sciences
Postgraduate Certificate in Neuroscience of Learning
Admissions Office
PO Box 7004
Ponce PR 00732

Tuition Cost

Tuition cost is USD$5,500.00

Upon acceptance, we require a Health Certificate from the Department of Health of PR, a physical exam and evidence of up to date immunization record that must include Varicella, Td Adult (no more than 10 years), MMR and Hepatitis B.