A Microcredential is a short, competency-based recognition that allows an educator to demonstrate mastery in a particular area. MSEA-NEA Microcredentials are grounded in research and best practices and designed to be personalized, flexible and competency-based.
Attendees receive a certificate of completion that can be added to their professional portfolio or presented to local Certification/Staff Development/Human Resources department for potential clock hours. Microcredentials do not automatically award CPD credits; please check with your local Certification/Staff Development/Human Resources department. Some Microcredentials award a digital badge once you have earned it. You can choose courses that fit your schedule, personality, and professional growth needs. MSEA-NEA Microcredentials site.
NEA works in close partnership with Digital Promise on microcredential development. Digital Promise has built an ecosystem of more than 400 microcredentials covering a wide variety of topics and skills to personalize learning for educators. Access Digital Promise Microcredentials here.
NEA has partnered with Citizen U®, as part of the Barat Education Foundation Library of Congress Teaching with Primary Sources (TPS) program grant, to develop a series of microcredentials. These micro-credentials, developed in conjunction with other TPS Consortium members, are designed to help educators better integrate inquiry learning with primary sources into instruction across grades and disciplines using a variety of frameworks and strategies. Access Citizen U Microcredentials here.
MSEA-NEA ESP PROFESSIONAL GROWTH CONTINUUM MICROCREDENTIALS
The professional growth of education support professionals (ESP) is as varied as the range of ESP professions. The ESP Professional Growth Continuum is designed to meet the needs of ESP throughout and across their career paths and help ESP maximize their potential. To further strengthen your leadership skills, click here to link to Professional Growth Continuum now.