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The online Childhood Learning and Behavior Specialist Certificate is for teachers and others who work with or have an interest in children, from infancy through adolescence. This MicroCred provides a foundation in the theoretical and research bases of education and an understanding of development in relation to teaching. Participants will develop an understanding of the biological, cognitive, psychological, and social factors that influence behavior and learning.
Successful completion of all college credit courses within the program qualifies you to earn an official LSU MicroCred digital badge to show off your skill sets. This badge can be used to bulk up your resume and showcase your expertise in the topic. If you have completed this program, you can request your badge by clicking here.
Cost per 3-credit course: $866
Total cost: $2,598
Note: Prices are subject to change. Cost does not include the price of textbooks. Contact an Enrollment Coach to see what savings you may qualify for.
The courses in this MicroCred are regular three-credit LSU courses offered through Online Distance Learning. You are allowed six months to complete each course; however, because courses are self-paced, you may complete a course in as little as four weeks. Each course includes a syllabus that explains the course requirements. The courses are completed entirely online.
These online courses require access to a computer with Internet access, email, an Internet browser (Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox recommended), MS PowerPoint, and Adobe Acrobat Reader.
Successful completion of all courses within the program earns you an official LSU digital badge to show off your skill sets. This badge can be used to bulk up your online résumé and showcase your expertise in the topic. Badges are distributed through Badgr. For more information on digital badges, visit the LSU digital badge page. If you have completed this program, request your badge.
Learners understand how cognitive faculties develop from infancy through adolescence, the influence of biological development on psychological development, and the effects social context on development. They can discriminate the stages of development in children in order to interact appropriately. They know psychological theories and research related to education and understand development in relation to teaching and student achievement. They can prepare practical instructional techniques.