Earning the Special Education microcredential from Missouri Western will help you learn how to support learners whose disabilities pose challenges, including behavioral, with stackable courses that can be used to pursue teacher certification. This microcredential will use the experience that you bring in to customize your learning based on your needs. These courses can be completed in as little as two semesters.

Flexible Options

  • Blended, online, and face-to-face classes
  • Different class options to fit different needs and experience
  • Goal flexibility – end with microcredential or continue on to a degree

Real Skills

  • Methods you can apply immediately for your work with learners with disabilities
  • Appropriate behavior management strategies

Value of Microcredentials

“In a rapidly changing economy, micro-credentialing has emerged as a time-saving and cost-effective method to help learners get recognition for their skills.” Missouri Western has developed several microcredentials that will have a direct impact on the regional workforce, by providing individuals with real skills that make them desirable employees. Preliminary research has shown that earning a microcredential can “lead to job promotions, higher wages, and an increase in self-confidence” for individuals.

You must complete four courses to meet the microcredential requirements.

Required Courses:

  • Introduction to Education
  • Psychology and Education of the Exceptional Child
  • Behavior Management

Pick One:

  • Psychological Development of Children and Adolescents for Educator
  • Multicultural Education
  • Introduction to Cross-Categorical Disabilities
  • Introduction to Early Childhood Special Education Curriculum Development

Visit the Apply Page

Choose the “non-degree seeking” option

Choose the Special Education microcredential