Nearly every state mandates that teachers renew their teaching licenses periodically, according to a New America report, but renewal requirements vary. This page indicates which states accept Digital Promise micro-credentials as a valid form of professional development for relicensure. For more information about micro-credential policies across the country, check out our interactive policy map.
While schools are closed due to the coronavirus outbreak, micro-credentials allow educators to continue their professional learning without leaving their homes. Our COVID-19 library has curated micro-credentials that can be earned outside the classroom.
The following states do not have overarching policies in place regarding micro-credentials: Connecticut, Louisiana, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Texas, Vermont, and Wisconsin. However, individual districts may have policies around micro-credentials as part of inservice plans and award points for completion of a micro-credential. Please refer to your school or district policies around micro-credentials.