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The Microcredential and Macrocredential in Value-Creating Education for Global Citizenship are certificate programs designed for those interested in studying value-creating education but who do not desire a full degree. The Micro- and Macrocredentials can be completed in a shorter time period and at a fraction of the cost of the full master’s degree. The format is online (asynchronous) and the tuition is only $1,200 per course.
Please note that courses taken at the $1,200 cost cannot be used toward the MEd degree.
The Microcredential comprises just FOUR courses that highlight key concepts and themes covered in the program in Value-Creating Education for Global Citizenship:
VCE 531 Daisaku Ikeda’s Educational Philosophy and Practice (1), Major Education WritingsSummer Session II
VCE 570 Analyzing Research and Practice in Soka and Non-Soka Schools
VCE 511 Tsunesaburo Makiguchi's Educational Philosophy and Practice (2)
VCE 520 Josei Toda's Educational Philosophy and Practice
The Macrocredential builds on the Microcredential, comprising THREE additional courses that provide more detailed treatment of key concepts and themes covered in the program in Value-Creating Education for Global Citizenship:
VCE 550 Education for Global CitizenshipSummer Session I
VCE 510 Tsuensaburo Makiguchi's Educational Philosophy and Practice (1)
VCE 532 Daisaku Ikeda's Educational Philosophy and Practice (2) Dialogues
VCE 531 Daisaku Ikeda's Educational Philosophy and Practice (1) Major Education Writings Summer Session II
Yes, all the courses needed for the Micro- and Macrocredentials are offered as fully online asynchronous courses.
The Micro- and Macrocredentials can be completed in a shorter time period and at a fraction of the cost of the full master’s degree. However, courses taken at the $1,200 cost do not bear credit and may not be used toward the full MEd in Value-Creating Education for Global Citizenship.
Interested in the full MEd degree? Visit the program page.
The Microcredentail program requires the completion of 4 courses (VCE511, VCE520, VCE531, and VCE570), whereas the Macrocredential requires the completion of 7 courses (4 courses for Microcredential + VCE510, VCE532, and VCE550). Please see the home page for the course titles and course offering calendar.
No. Unlike the MEd, which requires application and acceptance, anyone may simply register for the Micro- and Macrocredential courses. Simply follow the registration steps and you’ll be placed into the respective course(s).
Registration for the credential programs can be done two ways: online or over the phone.
The online process is pretty simple.
If you wish to register over the phone, please call the Continuing and Professional Education (CPE) office. A CPE representative will help you register and take payment information over the phone.
CPE Registration Office
After completing the course registration you will receive a confirmation e-mail from the Continuing and Professional Education (CPE) office. You will need login credentials to access the course. These credentials will be created automatically. It generally takes 24-48 hours to receive the login credentials.
We accept students on a rolling basis for each quarter. The deadline to register is the last day to add classes according to the DePaul University academic calendar.
All payments must be made in full before a student can register and begin the course. Unfortunately, installments or delayed payments are not permitted at this time.
There are three payment options currently available. You can pay online, via telephone or by mail.
Students who wish to register for the course must create an account and then can pay on-line with a credit or debit card. https://learning.depaul.edu/eCS/SignInNew.aspx
After the student has an account they can complete the registration here: https://learning.depaul.edu/eCS/CourseGroup.aspx?group_number=248&group_version=1
Students can register over the phone and submit payment that way as well. To do this contact Continuing and Professional Education at 312-362-6300
Personal checks are also acceptable and can be mailed directly to:
DePaul University | Continuing and Professional Education
14 E Jackson Blvd STE 1010
Chicago, Illinois, 60604
Unfortunately, financial aid and scholarships are not available for the credential programs.
Yes. English proficiency tests such as TOEFL are not required to enroll in the credential programs. Credential courses are master’s level and taught entirely in English. All assignments will be conducted in English.