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NEA Micro-Credentials

Professional learning
by educators,
for educators
Personalized

Personalized

More than 80
micro-credentials
to choose from
based on your needs

Flexible

Flexible

Work at your own pace alone or with peers

Job-Embedded

Job-Embedded

Earn by demonstrating competency

NEA Micro-Credentials

Professional learning
by educators,
for educators
Personalized

Personalized

More than 80
micro-credentials
to choose from
based on your needs

Flexible

Flexible

Work at your own pace alone or with peers

Job-Embedded

Job-Embedded

Earn by demonstrating competency

See what people are saying about micro-credentials

PRACTICAL, Useful activities. This was not a discussion post, but very genuine work that I can use this week with my real students.”

Sarah Mangelsen(SD),

Deciding to earn a micro-credential was an obvious choice for me in my quest to become a teacher leader. The rigor of the research and relevancy of the tasks provided me with the unique opportunity to select an area of professional development that specifically targets a need for me and my situation. The impact of earning the micro-credential was immediate! First, I listed it as an action step towards a SMART goal for one of my required annual professional goals set in the fall. The readings were current, and resonated with me as they were applicable to my daily roles and responsibilities. From this process, I felt confident in my steps and actions toward meeting my goal. As I presently write my mid-year goal reflection, I am convinced that I will not only achieve my goal but am prepared to further challenge my practice. I would recommend micro-credentials to my colleagues–teachers, para-educators, and administrators–who seek professional development in focused areas and want the ability to complete the process in their own timeframe and how it is most convenient for them. Also, I may use the credit for re-licensure. The professional development is created and assessed by real professionals, often the very writers of the micro-credential curriculum, many of whom are teachers and educational support professionals. I can’t wait to begin a new one.

Maria Santa Maria (VT),

“Thanks to the NEA Teacher Leadership Institute, I was introduced to the NEA Micro-Credential program. What I love about this program is that it gives teachers choice, not only in the professional development they want to pursue, but also in how they will pursue it. Having been through the National Board Certification process, I have a strong testimony of the value of self reflection and the effects it can have on my teaching practice. NEA Micro-Credentials give me the opportunity to evaluate myself, choose a path for improvement, then submit my work for feedback from knowledgeable, accomplished teachers who know what it is like to be in the classroom today.

NEA offers so many choices in micro-credentials that there is something to meet almost any need I might have. Micro-credentials are convenient to do and my district is starting a program to recognize the work I am doing. I look forward to challenging myself to earn more NEA Micro-Credentials in the future. Thank you NEA for creating a progressive program that meets the needs of modern teachers improving the quality of education in America.”

Lauren E. Cluff (AZ),

I chose to earn NEA Micro-Credentials due to the engaging and relevant nature of the coursework. I earned Micro-Credentials in areas of educational practice that interest me and pertain to the majority of my students, but which were not part of my graduate degree program.
– I appreciate that the NEA Micro-Credential process required me to provide evidence of my learning based on the results of my students. My learning was authentic and directly impacted student engagement and performance

Rachel Thune (AZ),

The micro-credentials offered by NEA demonstrate a candidate’s knowledge and proficiency in the given area being worked on. It’s more like a National Board Certification process than a workshop or course. Teachers show their proficiency through completion of the requirements for each micro-credential. They may have learned about the topic through a course they took prior to their work on micro-credentials and/or through their classroom experience.

I would definitely say it’s a rigorous process and many teachers do not pass on their first try. Completion of a single micro-credential can take anywhere from 10 to 15 seat hours, depending on what is required

Tricia Roach (AZ),

I appreciate the chance to learn what I want to rather than what the building decides. I can work at my own pace. Very clear outcomes”

Stella Cypher (CO),

Q-Why did you choose to earn a (NEA) Micro-Credentials?

A-My district is offering an incentive for staff who complete a stack of micro-credentials. I chose the NEA micro-credentials specifically because of the reputation of the organization. Unlike private firms who offer micro-credentials for a cost, I knew that the NEA had the best interest of educators in mind and that they would be consistent and reliable. Some colleagues who had chosen the private firms had micro-credentials simply disappear while they were in the process of completing them! I knew that wouldn’t happen with the NEA.

Q-Will you earn any type of professional development credit or additional compensation for earning this/these micro-credential(s)?

A-My district is offering both professional development credit and additional compensation for each “stack” of micro-credentials completed.

Kristen Pierce (IL),

PRACTICAL, Useful activities. This was not a discussion post, but very genuine work that I can use this week with my real students.”

Sarah Mangelsen(SD),