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Stacked Micro-credentials

Male teacher working with studentsStacked micro-credentials are mini professional learning opportunities that build upon one another. They are designed to be self-paced and each one can be completed in approximately 5 hours. Each stacked micro-credential course is an online, asynchronous, stand-alone opportunity for learning and growth that lead to the integration of a particular topic in your professional learning environment. They may be taken in any order, but the progression of course 1 to course 6 is recommended.

Current Stacked Micro-credentials

MC6: Makerspaces

Build, design, or refresh your makerspace through this stacked micro-credential. In each course you will consider your current space, the needs of your school, and other factors that are involved in building, designing, or refreshing makerspace opportunities in your professional learning environment. There are 6 stacked courses. Each course is the equivalent of 5 hours of work. Each course is .5 CEUs.

Learn more about the Makerspaces Micro-credential

MC7: Maryland IEP Chairpersons

Based on the IEP Chairperson Competencies, developed collaboratively by MCIE and MSDE DEI/SES, this micro-credential is sequenced to support your knowledge of state and federal legal requirements, IEP development and implementation, leading IEP teams, and engaging families and students in the IEP process. In each course you will consider the laws, regulations, practices at your district and school, and the needs of your students throughout the work expected of an IEP Chairperson. There are 6 stacked courses. Each course is the equivalent of 10 hours of work. Each course is 1 CEU. This course will open to the public in Fall/Winter 2022.

Learn more about the Maryland IEP Chairpersons Micro-credential


The Makerspace Stacked Micro-credentials do not have start or end dates. Each course takes about 5 hours and once registered, you have access to the content. Upon completion of the activities, you will receive a certificate for that course.

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

Cost is $50 for each course. Stacked Micro-credential courses must be paid in full at the time of registration.

You can register anytime. This course is open enrollment!

Register for Micro-credentials for Professional Learning

Withdrawal/Refund Policy

Due to the automatic enrollment in the Stacked Micro-credentials courses, there are no refunds.

Benefits of Stacked Micro-credentials

  • Each stacked course is open enrollment, so there are no start or end dates. This means you can start and complete your learning on your time. 
  • Each stacked course is a separate learning opportunity, so you can choose which topics are most relevant for your professional learning environment and learn what you need.
  • Receive a Continuing Education Certificate (CEU) recognized by Loyola University Maryland for .5 CEUs after completing the work at a proficient level. (Please note: CEU’s are evidence of Professional Study approved by Loyola University Maryland and 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.)
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