Competency-Based Micro-Credentials for Educators: Powerful Lessons from Two Years in the Field

A new report from Teaching Matters details the promise of competency-based professional development, coupled with "micro-credentials," by examining three recent experiences with this growing way to meet school systems’ needs.

Preliminary findings show Teaching Matters micro-credentials and competency-based professional learning is valuable for both educators and systems.

Evidence of teacher competency is important for systems seeking to create career ladders and strategically staff schools. Increased pay or access to new roles is an attractive motivator for teachers to earn micro-credentials. This is an approach that is creating value for teachers and the systems they work in.