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NEA Micro-Credentials

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The What, When, Why, and How

What: An NEA micro-credential is a competency-based recognition that is issued for professional learning experiences. They are designed to support educators in both the development of skills and the acquisition of knowledge. NEA micro-credentials are created and assessed by teachers and are focused on classroom practices that support student success. NEA micro-credentials are available to all educators, regardless of their membership status with NEA. The cost of the course is $50 for members and $100 for non-members and includes online support, reviewing of documents prior to submission and feedback. Credit is available through UND for $50. Participants will pay for the credit directly through UND, once final confirmation of successful completion is received.

When: NEA micro-credentials are on-demand learning and designed to be job-embedded. Do your learning when it’s best for you and take that learning into your classroom right away!

Why: NEA micro-credentials were created to empower educators and offer an opportunity to learn and be recognized for their skills. They are targeted to support students and offer personalized learning experiences for educators.


  • Step 1: Log into the NEA Micro-Credentialing Bank, create an account, browse for topics you are interested in, click the image to see a synopsis of the micro-credential, click apply when you are ready to start.
  • Step 2: REGISTER  through NDU and pay for the course.


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