Children and Youth With Disabilities – Online Microcredential

Learn how to better support youth and families

Anyone working with children, regardless of their profession, can help create a more supportive environment for families experiencing challenges related to disabilities. Understanding child development, parenting dynamics and broader family contexts are all critical to becoming a stronger advocate.

When you earn a microcredential in children and youth with disabilities online from Oregon State University, you’ll broaden your perspective on developmental, educational and family issues related to diverse abilities. The curriculum equips you with research-backed knowledge and theoretical frameworks from infancy to middle childhood. You’ll gain the knowledge and skills you need to promote positive child development, create more inclusive environments and advocate for the individual needs of every child.


Required courses (11 credits)


The in-demand skills you’ll develop as a student in this microcredential will give you what you need to stand out and level up in your career.

  • Developmentally appropriate practices
  • Collaborative strategies
  • Ethical application of disability rights principles

Start working toward a degree in human development and family sciences

Once you complete a microcredential in children and youth with disabilities, you can apply the 11 credits you earn directly toward Oregon State’s online bachelor’s degree in human development and family sciences.

If you plan to apply these credits toward a full degree, we encourage you to first contact the program to learn about the degree requirements. Please note that acceptance into a microcredential does not guarantee acceptance into a degree program.


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