Micro-Credential in Early Childhood Special Education



    May 20, 2024

    5.5 Months



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Micro-Credential in Early Childhood Special Education

The Early Childhood Special Education Micro-Credential provides students with content to support early learning needs of diverse populations. Content addresses research, community partnerships, language development and assessment and intervention methods centered on supporting young children with special needs. Some of the courses in the Early Childhood Special Education Micro-Credential are recognized by the Illinois State Board of Education as meeting the coursework requirements for an endorsement in Early Childhood Special Education.

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Quality You Expect

Our accredited programs are designed for working professionals who want a quality education. We’re committed to delivering high-quality, affordable and accessible online programs grounded in evidence-based content and relevant application.

Low Cost You Deserve

Because we’re 100% online, you only pay for the cost of delivering your education, not infrastructure like buildings or dorms. In fact, our affordability allows most of our students to graduate with no debt. We also offer over $2.5 million in scholarships and grants every year.

Flexibility You Need

Complete your coursework any time and anywhere there’s an internet connection. You’ll have access to academic resources 24/7, and highly responsive faculty and librarians. You decide how we fit into your life, not the other way around.


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Total Cost Micro-Credential in Early Childhood Special Education

Total Tuition

12 semester credits x $235 per credit



$50 Application Fee
$50 Conferral Fee
$480 Technology and Library Fee
(12 Semester Credits X $40 per Credit)


Total Program Cost


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Program Details


Focus of Study

Start Dates

With flexible start dates, you can begin your program when it’s best for you.

May 20, 2024 Term

May 20, 2024

Term Start

May 24, 2024

Unregister/Cancel Deadline

Jun 23, 2024

Term End

July 08, 2024 Term

August 19, 2024 Term

September 30, 2024 Term

November 11, 2024 Term

January 06, 2025 Term


Here are just some of the courses you’ll take when working towards this program. Visit the College Catalog to see all courses.


Research Methods for Early Childhood Education

3 Semester Credits


Building Collaborative Relationships

3 Semester Credits


Language: The Foundation for Reading

3 Semester Credits


Early Childhood Assessment and Intervention

3 Semester Credits

Admission Requirements

ACE General Admission Requirements

Program Admission Requirements

International Transcript Requirements

English as a Second Language Applicants

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