Micro-credentials for Professional Learning

Boy with virtual reality glasses on with classmates watching himMicro-credentials are self-paced, performance-based, specialized professional learning opportunities where educators can immediately apply their new learning directly to their classroom or work environment. Each micro-credential is a stand-alone opportunity for learning and growth. Micro-credentials may be taken in any order, but the progression of Micro-credential 1 to Micro-credential 4 is a suggested progression for educators to dive more deeply into the content, utilizing knowledge from their teaching and previous professional learning and allows for the greatest learning and classroom impact. It is suggested for educators to only register for one micro-credential at a time.

Each micro-credential is worth one Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) Continuing Professional Development (CPD) credit!

Current Micro-credentials

Micro-credential 1: Choosing & Using Tech Tools for Higher Level Learning

In this micro-credential, you will learn the skills to critique, analyze, connect, and apply technology tools to your classroom focusing on higher level learning.

Micro-credential 2: Project-Based Learning

In this micro-credential, gain the knowledge, theory, and foundational skills needed to design, create, and apply project-based learning experiences in your classroom.

Micro-credential 3: Designing Your Curriculum for Personalized Learning

In this micro-credential, you will develop the foundation and skills to apply instructional design models and select appropriate technology as you create personalized learning units that span your curriculum.

Micro-credential 4: Leading Technology Professional Development

In this micro-credential, develop the knowledge and skills to create and lead technology professional development to support improved student learning.

Register for Micro-credentials for Professional Learning



Summer 2019 Session: Available July 1 - July 31, 2019
Registration for the Summer 2019 Session is open from May 1 - July 15, 2019

Micro-credentials are fully online and asynchronous, so there are no meetings/classes you must attend.


Price: $150

Micro-credentials must be paid in full at the time of registration.

Withdrawal/Refund Policy

  • Refunds and withdrawal requests must be submitted in writing to iabal@loyola.edu.
  • Requests received by 5 p.m. on June 28, 2019 will receive a 100% refund.
  • All requests received after June 28, 2019 will be ineligible for a refund.

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.

Benefits of Micro-credentials

In these educational technology focused micro-credentials 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.
  • Work in small groups that are facilitated by expert educators supported by Loyola University Maryland. 
  • Work with our expert facilitators who will review all work and assignments, ensuring that achieving a micro-credential certificate represents a meaningful early step on the path to accomplished teaching.
  • Each micro-credential has been approved by the Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) for one Continuing Professional Development (CPD) credit. At the successful completion of the micro-credentials, each participant will receive a MSDE CPD Completion for Credit form for recertification.
  • 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. Loyola does not warrant that CEU's are accepted as by individual jurisdictions and organizations unless those entities are specifically noted on the description.)

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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