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Childhood Learning and Behavior

MicroCred®

MicroCred Badge

The Childhood Learning & Behavior MicroCred 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.


Explore This MicroCred

Course Listing
  • PSYC 2060-Educational Psychology
  • PSYC 2076-Child Psychology
  • PSYC 2078-Adolescent Psychology
Cost

Cost per 3-credit course: $866

Total cost: $2,598

Why register for a MicroCred?

LSU MicroCreds offer a cost-effective means to establish and publicize your knowledge, skills, and abilities in a specialization. Upon successful completion of a MicroCred, you will receive a digital badge from LSU Digital & Continuing Education.

Our MicroCreds are intended especially for working professionals and others who need a flexible means of taking courses and documenting the qualifications they give you. The courses in this MicroCred also earn you college credit, so your MicroCred could also start you on the path to a credit certificate or a college degree.

You may start any course for this MicroCred at any time. Admission to LSU is not required.

Format
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.
Requirements
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.
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