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Educator Micro-credentials

Digital Promise is building an innovative system of micro-credentials that provides educators with a way to gain validated recognition for the skills and competencies they learn throughout their careers. The system allows educators to submit evidence, have it reviewed by experts and peers, and earn digital certification of specific competencies.

Educators engage in both formal and informal professional learning activities but are rarely recognized for their informal learning.

Educator Micro-credential Eco-system

  • supporting deeper learningThe Digital Promise educator micro-credential system, supported by a coalition of educators and partners, provides teachers with an opportunity to gain recognition for skills they develop throughout their careers, regardless of where or how they learned them.
  • As an emerging professional development strategy, micro-credentials enable our public education system to continuously identify, capture, recognize and share the best practices of America’s educators, so all teachers can hone their existing skills and learn new ones.

Earning Micro-credentials

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    Micro-credentials are a natural extension of educators’ professional learning journeys. Earning a micro-credential takes just four steps.

  • Earned micro-credentials can be displayed as digital badges and shared on social platforms, with colleagues and stakeholders to show competency in specific areas.
  • To power our micro-credential system, Digital Promise has partnered with BloomBoard, a leading professional development platform for empowering educator growth.

Start exploring the micro-credentials today.


A new study commissioned by Digital Promise and conducted by research firm Grunwald Associates, “Making Learning Count,” explores the attitudes of a nationally representative sample of K-12 teachers toward professional development and competency-based micro-credentials. The results provide critical insights into teachers’ thoughts about expanding their skills through formal and informal learning.

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