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Advance Through Short Courses

American University is offering stackable, 4-week, online courses in Human Resources, Sports Management, Instructional Design, and Equitable Evaluation. Customize your education depending on your skill level. This gives you the flexibility to take only the courses you want to take and build your own unique set of credentials. You will earn a digital skills badge upon completion of each course.

Benefits of Courses

  • Advance your career, one skill set at a time
  • Support specialization and innovation
  • Recognize new skills and literacies
  • Earn a digital badge upon completion of each course

What are Digital Badges?

A digital badge is an indicator of an accomplishment or skill that can be displayed, accessed, and verified online. You earn a badge each time you complete one of American University’s online digital badge courses. This gives you the flexibility to take only the courses you want to take and build your own unique set of credentials.

Sharing Your Badges

You can then share your digital badge credentials across various social media platforms, with your contacts, and the greater community enhancing your profile.

How Do Digital Badges Work at American University

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A brief overview of how digital badges work including the benefits and where to share your badges.

Session I

Aug 31 to Sep 27, 6-8 PM
4-week course
100% online
Cost: $499
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Session II

Oct 26 to Nov 22, 6-8 PM
4-week course
100% online
Cost: $499
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Badge Hierarchy

Explorer Badge

Instructional Design badge red and blue circle with outline of a teacher instructing on a boardExplorer badges are earned for completing a single course.

Quest Badge

Instructional Design badge red and blue circle with outline of a teacher instructing on a boardQuest badges are earned for completing several courses.

Mastery Badge

Instructional Design badge red and blue circle with outline of a teacher instructing on a boardMastery badges are earned upon the completion of all courses within a program.