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For-Credit Micro-Credentials

Accelerate your academic journey with for-credit micro-credentials that allow you to distinguish yourself in a competitive marketplace.

Reading Foundations Micro-Credential

This micro-credential provides an alternate approach to gain cutting- edge, real-world skills that are in high demand. Skills-based, this micro-credential keeps you current with the skills needed to more effectively support reading development for today’s K-12 students. The micro-credential provides an introduction to the reading foundational skills.

Skills Acquired

  • Understanding of the six strands of the reading process
  • Strategies for developing emergent literacy skills
  • Strategies for supporting secondary and content area reading
  • Formal and informal assessments for addressing students’ concerns
  • Using data to differentiate reading instruction
  • Role of technology in literacy instruction
  • Literacy for the 21st Century

Who Should Take the Reading Foundations Micro-Credential?

  • Teachers working with K-12 students
  • Professionals wanting a reading cognate to expand their skills

Courses

EDU-602 Foundations of Reading, 3 credit hours

EDU-605 Elementary Reading, Assessment, and Intervention, 3 credit hours

EDU-610 Secondary Literacy, Assessment, and Intervention, 3 credit hours

EDU-613 Emergent Literacy, 3 credit hours

EDU-673 Supervised Practicum in Reading, 3 credit hours

To register, contact the Center for Alternative Pathway Programs at 877-815-4996 or at micro@saintleo.edu.

For Reading Foundations Micro-Credential Tuition Information, refer to updated tuition per credit hour for Master of Education Program.


Instructional Design Micro-Credential

This micro-credential provides an alternate approach for instructional designers to gain cutting-edge, real-world skills that are needed for developing instruction and training in the workplace. With a focus on experiential, project-based learning, this micro-credential allows learners to develop new skills or keep current with skills needed to more effectively design instruction and training in the workplace.

Skills Acquired.

  • Understand the systematic development process to design instruction and training;
  • Apply learning theory principles in course development for teaching/learning;
  • Use instructional technology, tools and media to design efficient and effective teaching and learning artifacts;
  • Use learning frameworks to design and develop instruction for a variety of settings and delivery methods;
  • Use learning frameworks to create a crowdsourced learning object utilizing a design framework (adaptive, narrative, or game-based);
  • Analyze varying types of content, learning outcomes, and instructional contexts to select appropriate strategies, media, and delivery systems for a variety of learning contexts.

Who Should Take the Instructional Design Micro-Credential?

  • Entry level professionals who wish to develop skills, competencies, and capabilities
  • Mid-career professionals wishing to formalize their current work through formal courses

Courses

EDU-523 Intro to Instructional Design, 3 credit hours

EDU-532 Instructional Strategies, 3 credit hours

EDU-534 e-Learning Design Tools, 3 credit hours

EDU-536 Principles of Learning Theory for Instructional Design, 3 credit hours

EDU-538 Design Frameworks, 3 credit hours

To register, contact the Center for Alternative Pathway Programs at 877-815-4996 or at micro@saintleo.edu.

For Instructional Design Micro-Credential Tuition Information, refer to updated tuition per credit hour for Master of Science in Instructional Design Program.


Quality Mental Health Provider – A Eligibility Micro-Credential

This micro-credential provides an alternate approach to gain cutting- edge, real-world skills that are in high demand. Skills-based, this micro-credential keeps you current with the skills needed for working with adults of all ages. The micro-credential provides academic and skill-based components for QMHP-A eligibility.

Skills Acquired.

  • Effectively apply strength-based helping interventions and techniques when working with diverse, at-risk, and vulnerable populations.
  • Developing service plans, goals & objective
  • Formal and informal assessments, eligibility interviews
  • Provide case management services
  • Understanding the role of the human services provider
  • Understand the aging process, theories, skills, interventions, group work

Who Should Take the QMHP-A eligibility Micro-Credential?

  • Human Services professionals working with adults
  • Individuals who volunteer with their corporations/employer and desire to work with agencies that serve adults
  • Individuals needing 15 semester credits in a human services to meet criteria for QMHP-A eligibility

Courses

HUS 121 Introduction to Human Services, 3 credit hours

HUS 337 Intellectual & Developmental Disabilities, 3 credit hours

HUS 347 Theories and Practice in Aging, 3 credit hours

HUS 335 Interpersonal Helping Skills, 3 credit hours

HUS 340 Group Skills for the Human Services, 3 credit hours

For information, contact Dr. Michelle Boone-Thornton, Associate Chair & Assistant Professor of Human Services at (757) 637-4012 or at michelle.boone-thornton@saintleo.edu.

To register, contact the Center for Alternative Pathway Programs at 877-815-4996 or at micro@saintleo.edu.

For Quality Mental Health Provider – A Eligibility Micro-Credential Tuition Information, refer to updated tuition per credit hour for Associate & Bachelor Degrees.