Are there any discounts available for UVM affiliates?

A 20% discount is available for UVM students, UVM alumni, UVM current and retired faculty and staff and their spouses and dependents.

What does a typical day look like?

Each day is unique, but some shared elements are short instructional lectures and demonstrations, network/project time with classmates, and debrief at the end of the day.

What is the time commitment per week?

The time commitment is about 10 hours per week for a total of 40 hours over the course of 4 weeks.  This course is asynchronous self-paced with one or two (one-hour) live sessions scheduled over the duration of the 4 weeks.

Are there any live sessions that are part of the program?

Yes, there will be two optional live sessions; dates TBD. If you cannot attend, they will be recorded and can be viewed at a later time. Please note that you should bring any type of cracker for a tasting and sensory experience during the live session. Please do not eat the cracker before the session.

Who are typical student audiences taking this course?

The typical student is someone related to education, whether they are a teacher, instructor, or faculty member who is looking for a unique hands-on summer workshop. It is also for individuals who are curious about the intersection of food, philosophy and teaching, and are interested in exploring a new approach to experiential learning.

Are materials included? If yes, how are they distributed?

All course materials are included in the price and will be accessed through Blackboard, our online platform or handed out in class.

Is this program accredited?

Program participants earn a digital badge through Acclaim and you will be able to print a certificate, if you choose, upon successful completion.

Is this a graduate level program?

This program is designed for professionals who are rising leaders, supervisors and managers of all levels. No undergraduate degree is required to participate in the program.  Some of our participants have more advanced degrees.

Do you offer Continuing Education Units (CEUs) for this program?

Yes, we offer 4 CEUs when you complete the program.

continuing education unit (CEU) or continuing education credit (CEC) is a measure used in continuing education programs to assist the professional to maintain his or her license in their profession. Continuing education or professional development is required in many fields, including teachers, insurance professionals, interior designers/interior architects, lighting designers, architects, engineers, emergency management professionals, school administrators, educators, nurses, mental health professionals, psychologists and social workers. The continuing education unit is described as ten hours of participation in an education program.

The term CEU is not a trademarked term; therefore, any educational institution may use it to describe their courses. In this regard, there are no requirements for educator qualifications that are attached to each institutions courses when offering CEUs. There have been some bodies created which are attempting to standardize and accredit institutions using the term CEU, the International Association for Continuing Education and Training being one of them; however, professions and industries usually regulate their approved continuing education within their bylaws and not one institute or accrediting body has become a standard to accept in this regard. Professionals should always consult their Association or regulating body prior to embarking on continuing education and not assume a CEU will be accepted as part of their professional development

Is Federal or Institutional Financial Aid available? Also, is tuition remission available for UVM employees?

While this non-credit Certificate does not qualify for federal student grants, loans or University of Vermont scholarships, depending on your home state, this program may qualify for workforce development grants. Contact your State Department of Labor to determine which grants may support individuals seeking education to pursue opportunities for career change. This is a Non-Credit program therefore tuition remission is unavailable for UVM employees. UVM employees may select the 20% discount option available during registration.

The Vermont Legislature designates a certain amount of grant money every year for Vermont residents who want to pursue education or training beyond high school. These grants are administered through the Vermont Student Assistance Corp, (VSAC), and are distributed based on financial need.

Can I enroll in this Certificate if I am an out-of-state or international student? Does the tuition rate differ if I am an out-of-state or international student?

Yes! Anyone may enroll in the program. The tuition rate is set at $495 for all students and does not differ based on a student’s residency.

Are payment plans available?

No, we do not have payment plans, you must pay in full by credit card when you register.

What is the refund policy for this program?

If you need to cancel your attendance, you must notify us via email at learn@uvm.edu or call us at (802) 656-2085 at least three business days prior to the start date of the course to receive a full refund, less a $25 cancellation fee. If a medical condition necessitates cancellation/withdrawal (documentation provided), this will be reviewed by our Studies Committee for any type of refund.

Why should I attend this program over others?

This is a unique 4-week, online program that applies John Dewey’s philosophy into our kitchen lab, as a way to emphasize experiential education, as an important pedagogical approach for teaching any subject.

Will I receive a 1098-T for this program?

No, 1098-T forms are not issued for this program. However, you may be eligible for a tax credit without this form if you meet IRS requirements.  For more information, please see this link https://www.irs.gov/individuals/llc or consult with a tax professional.