Online Courses

Our online courses help people who work with young children and their families hone their skills and gain new insights into child development. Because we are a research center, our instructors understand how to translate the latest research into actionable practice for professionals.

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Why CEED?

  • Learn from the experts. CEED was founded in 1975 as part of the research-driven College of Education and Human Development at the University of Minnesota (UMN). UMN ranks #9 in research among U.S. public universities, according to the National Science Foundation’s Higher Education Research and Development survey.
  • Earn continuing education credits or clock hours. Clock hours range from 10 to 84 per course.
  • Low cost per clock hour of instruction. Our courses cost just $11 to $12 per clock hour. Compare that to around $30 per clock hour–the average rate for most early childhood professional development.
  • Learn on your own time, wherever you are. Access to course materials is provided 24/7 throughout the session. Some courses include real-time video conferencing, but most activities are asynchronous.
  • Instructor-led online courses. Our instructors interact with participants, share their expertise, and provide feedback. Whether online or face-to-face, research shows instructor-led courses are the most effective way to gain new knowledge and skills.
  • Get to know your peers. Past participants have told us that gaining a community of practice is one of the most valuable aspects of our online courses.

View the online course schedule for summer 2019 to spring 2020 at a glance or learn more about individual courses below.

Advanced Reflective Supervision/Consultation: Building Skills Using the RIOS™ Framework | Early bird rate available until January 27; register by March 2, starts March 9

Challenging Behavior in Early Childhood: Bridging Educational and Mental Health Strategies for Child-Specific Interventions | Early bird rate available until February 3; register by March 9, starts March 16

Executive Function: What Is It and Why Does It Matter for Infants and Young Children?

Infant / Toddler Movement and Brain Development: Understanding the Critical Connection | Early bird rate available until January 20; register by February 24, starts March 2

Introduction to Infant Mental Health | Register by February 10, starts February 17

Introduction to Reflective Supervision / Consultation (short course) | Register by February 3, starts February 10, 2020

Helping Parents Nurture Healthy Development in the Earliest Months

Premature Babies and Their Parents: Information for Early Interventionists

Preschooler Movement and Brain Development: Promoting the Critical Connection | Early bird rate available until January 20; register by February 24, starts March 2

Relationship-based Teaching: Supporting Stressed Young Children | Register by February 10, starts February 17

Understanding Early Social and Emotional Development Using An Infant Mental Health Lens  | Early bird rate available until January 27; register by March 2, starts March 9

Working with Parents: Using Infant Mental Health Principles to Support Special Populations  | Register by January 27, starts February 3