NEA created NEA Micro-credentials—to make it easy for all educators (teachers and education support professionals alike) to access professional learning opportunities throughout our careers.
WHAT IS A MICRO-CREDENTIAL?
A micro-credential is a short, competency-based recognition that allows an educator to demonstrate mastery in a particular area. NEA micro-credentials are grounded in research and best practice and designed to be:
- Personalized: You can create your own learning journey, based on your interests and career goals; gaps in your skills; and the specific needs of your students, school, and district.
- Flexible: You can study when it’s convenient for you, alone or with your peers.
- Performance-based: Unlike “sit-and-get” certifications, NEA micro-credentials are awarded based on demonstrated mastery of the subject matter, not just for showing up.
HOW DO I VERIFY MY NEA MEMBERSHIP?
* NEA Micro-credentials are currently not approved for reclassification credit, but we continue to work with the HIDOE to make this an option in the future.