Micro-credentials are a competency-based digital form of certification. They can be issued for formal and informal professional learning experiences that support educators developing skills and acquiring knowledge to improve professional practice that supports student success. Educators identify a competency they want to develop, submit evidence that they have mastered the competency, and receive a digital badge once the evidence is approved. NEA Micro-credentials are created by educator specialists in the micro-credential area, who score all the micro-credentials.
Vermont-NEA is offering both independent and facilitated Micro-Credentials. Educators may earn Castleton University Credit for a completed micro-credential.
To explore the micro-credentials offered, go to nea.certificationbank.com. Creating an account is free for Vermont-NEA members, and any completed micro-credentials will earn 15 professional learning hours for license renewal.
Micro-Credential Topics (Stacks) Include:
Arts IntegrationAssessment LiteracyBully Free SchoolsClassroom ManagementCore Teaching Standards (Learner and Learning, Understanding Content, Instructional Practice, Professional Responsibility)Community School Improvement ScienceCooperating TeacherEducation Support Professionals: Professional Growth ContinuumEnglish Language LearnersEvery Student Succeeds ActExceptional LearnerFive Core Propositions (National Board Preparation)Leadership in OrganizingSupporting LGBTQ StudentsTeacher Leadership: Overarching CompetenciesTeacher Leadership: Diversity Equity and Cultural Competence PathwayTeacher Leadership: Association PathwayTeacher Leadership: Instructional PathwayTeacher Leadership: Policy PathwayTechnology Integration
Under each "stack" are multiple micro-credentials. Visit nea.certificationbank.com for the complete description of each micro-credential.