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Micro-Credentials

Micro-credentials may just be the future of competency-based professional learning in K-12 education. Why? Wherever you are in your understanding of a particular topic, micro-credentialing allows you to move toward concept mastery and the practical application of skills.

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What are micro-credentials?

Micro-credentials are a relatively new concept in education. They are a form of certification — typically symbolically represented as a digital badge — that operate as a stamp of approval for mastery of a particular skill.

Micro-credentials follow the paradigm of competency-based professional learning by allowing educators to focus on a discrete skill related to their practice — for instance, checking for student understanding — and collect the evidence — such as classroom videos or student work — to demonstrate ability in that specific skill.

Just as SCECHs operate as Michigan’s reward system for honoring teachers for the time they spend on their professional development, micro-credentials operate as a reward system for honoring educators for the competencies they have mastered

Our micro-credential courses

Michigan Association of School Administrators (MASA)

MASA Micro-credential courses

Together with the Michigan Association of Superintendents and Administrators (MASA), we’ve designed courses and micro-credential learning experiences that prepare administrators and superintendents with training to address key issues within their districts.

Courses
Communications Micro-Credential 
Communications Micro-Credential: Developing a Communications Plan — Coming soon! 
Communications Micro-Credential: Developing a Crisis Communication Plan — Coming soon! 
District Leadership Team Micro-Credential 
HR Best Practices Micro-Credential: District Framework 
HR Discipline Micro-Credential — Coming soon! 
HR Evaluation Micro-Credential — Coming soon! 
HR Hiring Micro-Credential — Coming soon! 
MEMSPA: Michigan Elementary and Middle School Principals Association

MEMSPA Micro-credential courses

Together with the Michigan Elementary and Middle School Principals Association (MEMSPA), we’ve designed micro-credential courses that prepare middle and elementary school principals with the training on topics that help them best support their students.

If you’d like to receive notifications when new micro-credentials are available from MEMSPA, please sign up for email notifications using the form below.

Ready to earn your first micro-credential?

Micro-credentials are an innovative way for you to demonstrate and share your educational competencies. You can explore all of the micro-credential courses in our catalog using the link below!

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