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Credential Programs

Microcredential & Macrocredential in Value-Creating Education for Global Citizenship

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.

Microcredential

The Microcredential comprises just FOUR courses that highlight key concepts and themes covered in the program in Value-Creating Education for Global Citizenship:

  • VCE 511  Tsunesaburo Makiguchi’s Educational Philosophy and Practice (2)
  • VCE 520  Josei Toda’s Educational Philosophy and Practice
  • VCE 531  Daisaku Ikeda’s Educational Philosophy and Practice (1), Major Education Writings
  • VCE 570  Analyzing Research and Practice in Soka and Non-Soka Schools
Microcredential - May be completed full- or part-time
Summer Quarter (5 weeks) Fall Quarter (10 weeks) Winter Quarter (10 weeks) Spring Quarter (10 weeks)
VCE 531 Daisaku Ikeda's Educational Philosophy and Practice (1), Major Education Writings Summer 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


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Macrocredential

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 511 Tsunesaburo Makiguchi’s Educational Philosophy and Practice (2)
  • VCE 520 Josei Toda’s Educational Philosophy and Practice
  • VCE 531 Daisaku Ikeda’s Educational Philosophy and Practice (1), Major Education Writings
  • VCE 570 Analyzing Research and Practice in Soka and Non-Soka Schools
  • VCE 510 Tsunesaburo Makiguchi’s Educational Philosophy and Practice (1)
  • VCE 532 Daisaku Ikeda’s Educational Philosophy and Practice (2) Dialogues
  • VCE 550 Education for Global Citizenship
Microcredential - May be completed full- or part-time
Summer Quarter (5 weeks) Fall Quarter (10 weeks) Winter Quarter (10 weeks) Spring Quarter (10 weeks)
VCE 550 Education for Global Citizenship Summer Session I VCE 570 Analyzing Research and Practice in Soka and Non-Soka Schools VCE 511 Tsunesaburo Makiguchi's Educational Philosophy and Practice (2) VCE 532 Daisaku Ikeda's Educational Philosophy and Practice (2) Dialogues
VCE 510 Tsuensaburo Makiguchi's Educational Philosophy and Practice (1) VCE 520 Josei Toda's Educational Philosophy and Practice
VCE 531 Daisaku Ikeda's Educational Philosophy and Practice (1) Major Education Writings Summer Session II


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FAQ

Are the Micro and Macrocredential programs completely online?

Yes, all the courses needed for the Micro- a​nd Macrocredentials are offered as fully online asynchronous courses.​

What is the difference between the MEd program and these credential programs?

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​.

What is the difference between the Microcredential and the Macrocredential programs?

The Microcredentail program re​quires 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.​

Do I need to apply for the Micro- or Macrocredential programs?

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).​​

I want to register now. How do I do this?

Registration for the credential programs can be done two ways: online or over the phone.

Online

The online process is pretty simple. 

Over the phone

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
Phone: 312-362-6300
Email: cperegistration@depaul.edu

I’m registered. How do I start the course?

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.​

Is there a registration deadline?

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​.

How can I pay for the course? Can I split the payment and make installments?

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.

Online

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

Telephone

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

Mail

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​

Are there financial aid or scholarships available for this program?

Unfortunately, financial aid and sch​olarships are not available for the credential programs. ​

English is not my native language. Will I be able to enroll in the course?

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. ​