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Thomas Edison State University Builds on Collaboration with edX

TESU Builds on Collaboration with edX

University’s Critical Information Literacy Now Among edX MicroBachelors® Program Offerings.

Thomas Edison State University (TESU) has expanded its partnership with edX, a leading global online learning platform from 2U, Inc. (Nasdaq: TWOU), by joining its venerable group of MicroBachelors program providers.

TESU’s Critical Information Literacy (SOS-110) program will now be offered alongside Harvard University, NYU, Arizona State University, Southern New Hampshire University, Western Governors University and Doane University MicroBachelors programs on While TESU has been a provider of college credit for MicroBachelors programs on edX since early 2020, this is the university’s first program offering.

“This marks an important milestone as the university’s first undergraduate modular online program offering through the partnership,” said Dr. Jeffrey Harmon, vice provost for Strategic Initiatives and Institutional Effectiveness at TESU. “We are working toward offering additional bachelor’s-level introductory courses and a fully-stackable TESU associate degree is currently in development with edX.”

MicroBachelors programs on edX are created with input from industry leaders and academics to deliver immediately transferable skills for the workplace or further study. The new MicroBachelors program in Information Literacy is open to everyone and ideal for students just embarking on, or returning to, college-level study. Through interactive instructional software, those enrolled can evaluate and strengthen their skills in critical thinking, professional communication and information literacy.

“We are committed to continually breaking down the barriers of time and cost for working adults and are proud to be part of the MicroBachelors program movement,” said Dr. Merodie A. Hancock, president of TESU. “We value our ongoing partnership with edX and our latest role among its partners. Coupled with other programs on the platform TESU has evaluated for credit, it equates to a flexible and efficient method of earning a degree through a group of highly respected and groundbreaking institutions. We look forward to our continued work with edX to identify programs we can add or evaluate for credit.”

To learn more about edX MicroBachelors programs evaluated by TESU for credit, visit

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