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.Explore our micro-credential courses
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.
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Our micro-credential courses
MASA Micro-credential Courses
Together with the Michigan Association of Superintendents and Administrators (MASA), we’ve designed micro-credential courses that prepare administrators and superintendents with training to address key issues within their districts.
Discounted course sections for MASA’s Horizon Leadership Academy participants:
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.
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!Explore our micro-credential courses