Professional Certificate in Coding: Full Stack Development with MERN

Gain hands-on coding skills, for a competitive market edge.
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Who Is This Program For?

  • Career Launchers: early career professionals wanting to start a career in a high-growth field and gain exposure to the full development lifecycle as the launch point.

  • Career Builders: professionals ready to build on existing skills in coding, to formalize training, and earn a valued certificate.

  • Career Switchers: mid- or later career professionals looking to switch into software development from another field, such as marketing, sales, operations, or any other field.

Note: Learners should have a basic foundation in the following coding languages: HTML, CSS, and JavaScript. Learners do not need to have professional coding experience, but prior coding experience, including self-taught coding and/or beginner-level coding courses will be helpful.

Program Highlights

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Earn a certificate and 48 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) from MIT xPRO

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Insights and coding demos from renowned MIT faculty

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Market-ready coding skills in a high-growth market

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GitHub portfolio to share with potential employers

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Daily Live Chat with Learning Facilitators

Key Takeaways

  • Apply three web development languages: HTML, CSS, and JavaScript

  • Build, test, and deploy a web application using the MERN stack

  • Build, test, and deploy APIs

  • Build, test, and deploy a front-end web application using React

  • Create a GitHub portfolio of your work to present to potential employers

Program Topics

This program is organized into three main modules using the MERN stack: Web Development, Front-End Development/React, and Back-End Development. Each module builds on the next, and is designed to prepare you to enter the job market as an entry-level full-stack developer, or to specialize in one of these areas with further skill development.

Capstone Project

In the final part of the program, learners will need to develop a fully functional website using the MERN stack for their final project. They’ll be able to add this website to their GitHub portfolio to highlight their programming skills. This assignment will be graded by your Learning Facilitator, who will provide personalized feedback.

Career Preparation and Guidance

Stepping into a career in software and web development requires a variety of skills, both hard and soft. This course offers you guidance for navigating a career path into tech, including crafting your elevator pitch and communication tips. These services are provided by Emeritus, our learning collaborator for this program. The program support team includes course leaders to help you reach your learning goals. The primary goal is to give you the skills needed to be prepared for a job in this field, however, job placement is not guaranteed.

There is a career preparation aspect of this course, elements include:

  • Crafting your elevator pitch

  • LinkedIn profile tips

  • Resumes/cover letters

  • Navigating your job search

  • Interview tips and preparation

  • Negotiating salary

  • Building confidence and being assertive

  • Advancing in your career

Career exercises focused on launching a career as a developer:

  • Building your personal brand and promoting your skills

  • Communicating technical concepts to non-technical colleagues

  • Understanding the roles and workflow of Agile development

  • Reflecting on your skills to learn how to troubleshoot and learn more quickly

  • Job search and interviewing for developer positions

Program Faculty

Program Faculty - JOHN R. WILLIAMS

Professor of Information Engineering in MIT Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

John Williams holds a BA in Physics from Oxford University, an MS in Physics from UCLA, and a Ph.D. in Numerical Methods from University of Wales, Swansea. His research focuse...

Program Faculty - ABEL SANCHEZ

Executive Director, Research Scientist, Laboratory for Manufacturing and Productivity, MIT

Dr. Abel Sanchez holds a Ph.D. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). He is the Executive Director, Research Scientist,
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Learning Facilitators

Our Learning Facilitators are industry experts who bring their insights to the course experience through live office hour sessions and personalized support.

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LETICIA ESCANCIANO - Full Stack Developer at Factorial HR

Leticia brings a passion for all things tech. She currently works as a full stack developer and previously held the position of CTO at Madrid-based start-up Sportmadness for two years, where she was in charge of building their digital product.

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MAHA MAHMOOD - Associate Success Engineer at Acquia

Maha brings a trifecta of skills – analytical, creative, and technical – developed over more than a decade of holding positions in consumer products and EdTech markets. Her varied experiences in marketing and web development give her the ability to be adaptable and innovative.

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PATRICK ANDRE - Director of Engineering at Forbes

Patrick is a technology leader with over 15 years of experience managing site/application development, product management, architecture, product development, process improvement, resource allocation, and digital strategy. He has a proven track record, delivering web products/solutions on time and on budget.

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PUNEET SARASWAT - Senior Infrastructure Engineer at Unfinished

Puneet has over nine years of experience, ranging from core algorithmic research to full stack development, leading projects from inception to delivery. He previously worked with Schlumberger for over eight years, starting from research and development in the area of seismic wave modeling, inversion, and earth-model building.

Note: These are some of our learning facilitators and may change for upcoming cohorts.

What Our Participants Are Saying...

I like everything - the videos, the quizzes, the projects. Also, the Learning Facilitators seem very enthusiastic and engaged.
Dennis Sponer
Founder, ScripNet
I liked that we covered so many topics in detail. I also really enjoyed the portfolio project at the end! I had never built a website before, but I felt well equipped to do so and was surprised how mu...
Andrew Thomas
Teacher, MI
Overall, I enjoyed taking a deep dive into all areas of code. I really enjoyed creating the Portfolio...especially when I reflect on the first month when we were instructed to push a photo and name to...
Meghan Nieves
MDM Engineer, Forward Thinking Technology Solutions
You walk away with relevant skills and a deep knowledge of the MERN stack to benefit you in the real world.
Matthew Castaldo
Business Development Manager, Dokkio
I feel like I've learned so much. The coursework was challenging and the final project was a great experience in tying together the module.
Viren Desai
VP Strategy & Finance, Triple Crown Resources, LLC
I like the pace of the course. It's not rushed like most bootcamps, so you can really dig into the subjects.
Freelance Web Developer
I liked the constant availability of instructor support via office hours, and quick responses to Q&A.
Erica Moslander
Operational Excellence Coordinator, Betterview Marketplace, Inc
My peers were very collaborative and helpful. The portfolio project really forced a lot of learning.
Matthew Elliott
Product Owner, Infobelt
Lessons are structured in a way that you don’t spend the whole time doing a ‘code-along’, but instead understand the problems you are solving.
Joshua Pittman
Music Director, NCLH
I really liked the portfolio project and using CSS, HTML to create a webpage. It is well worth the investment and helps one learn valuable skills to transfer to a future employer!
Sam Clark
Front End Web Developer (Freelance)
This course provides the necessary skills to thrive in a development environment. Learned a tremendous amount of JavaScript, HTML, CSS and React.
Morgan Maltba
Quality Control Operator II, Greiner Bio-One
What I have learned is sometimes more advanced than what current web developers frequently do. And then, at the end we have a GitHub with many valuable projects.
Robert Konigsberg
Former Management Consultant
I liked the format and thought that the majority of the videos were short, crisp, and very insightful. There were abundant resources which made it possible for us to go further. I have attended severa...
Manon Boisclair
Founder and CEO, InnovID B2


Get recognized! Upon successful completion of this program, MIT xPRO grants a certificate of completion to participants and 48 Continuing Education Units (CEUs). This program is graded as a pass or fail; participants must receive 75% to pass and obtain the certificate of completion.

After successful completion of the program, your verified digital certificate will be emailed to you, at no additional cost, in the name you used when registering for the program. All certificate images are for illustrative purposes only and may be subject to change at the discretion of MIT.


Financing Options

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