Micro-credentials for Professional Learning

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Micro-credentials for Professional Learning are self-paced, performance-based, specialized professional learning opportunities where educators can immediately apply their new learning directly to their classroom or work environment. All of our learning opportunities are fully online and asynchronous so there are no face-to-face or online meetings and no travel requirements.

We have three options for professional learning: Full Micro-credentials, Stacked Micro-credentials, and CEUs for Edcamps & Conferences. 

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Learn More About the Full Micro-credentials

Full Micro-credentials are facilitated, stand-alone opportunities for learning and growth in a specific topic. These online micro-courses are facilitated by expert educators supported by Loyola University Maryland who walk next to you through your learning to ensure success. Each Full Micro-credential course is designed to be completed in approximately 15 hours.

Learn More About the Stacked Micro-credentials

Stacked Micro-credentials are non-facilitated, mini courses for learning and growth in a specific topic. Each mini course leads to the integration of a particular topic in your professional learning environment. In order to support just-in-time learning, there are no start or end dates for these self-paced mini courses. Each one is designed to be completed in approximately 5 hours.

Learn More About CEUs for Edcamps & Conferences

In order to support both local and global professional learning for educators, we provide Continuing Education Units (CEUs) for participants and presenters of Edcamp Foundation approved Edcamps and local and global conferences.

2019-2020 Full Micro-credentials Start, End, & Enrollment Dates

 Fall 2019

October 28, 2019 - December 1, 2019
Enrollment ends November 11

 Spring 2020

March 2, 2020 - April 17, 2020
Enrollment ends March 16

 Summer 2020

July 6 - August 14
Enrollment ends July 20

Benefits of Micro-credentials for Professional Learning

In the Micro-credentials for Professional Learning, you will:

  • Improve, enhance, or supplement your current skill sets.
  • Learn new techniques in an area of professional interest aligned with your students' needs, school-wide instructional goals, and/or your school’s specific technology initiatives.
  • Engage fully online with no cost, open-access digital resources, so there are no additional materials you need to purchase! 
  • Work at your pace to accommodate your busy life and teaching schedule.
  • Choose the learning path that is best for you. We offer Micro-credentials that are larger, facilitated learning opportunities and Stacked Micro-credentials that are smaller, non-facilitated learning opportunities.
  • Achieve a micro-credential certificate that represents a meaningful early step on the path to accomplished teaching.
  • Receive a Continuing Education Certificate (CEU) recognized by Loyola University Maryland after completing the work at a proficient level. (Please note: CEU's are evidence of Professional Study approved by Loyola University Maryland. They are not equivalent to graduate or undergraduate credit. Individual jurisdictions and organizations have different regulations for accepting CEU credit. Please contact your jurisdiction or organization for further information on the acceptance and use of CEU credit.)

Our Mission

We believe teacher success supports student success and educators need professional learning opportunities that can be immediately applied to their classroom or learning environment. We support success through online, personalized, relevant learning opportunities designed to support educator success in the classroom. Our learning opportunities are called Micro-credentials for Professional Learning.

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For more information or questions, contact:

Irene Bal, Lecturer in Educational Technology, School of Education, Loyola University Maryland
iabal@loyola.edu or 410-617-1561