As high school students who are preparing to become teachers develop teaching skills, they deserve recognition for their growth. Micro-credentials (or digital badges) are performance-based assessments that allow rising educators to showcase their growing skills.
EdRising offers five free micro-credentials in the following topic areas:
- Anti-bias Instruction
- Classroom Culture
- Formative Assessment
- Learner Engagement
Each micro-credential submission requires an estimated 5–15 hours of work, and rising educators are encouraged to earn them all. For each micro-credential, students are able to access submission criteria, a research base, recommended resources for preparing a submission, and a scoring rubric.
Submissions are reviewed by expert educators, ensuring that achieving a micro-credential represents a meaningful early step on a rising educator’s path to accomplished teaching. Educators Rising is working with colleges, scholarship committees, employers, and other evaluators to recognize and value micro-credential achievement.