Earn Micro-Credentials with NEA's Professional Learning Communities



Micro-credentials are self-directed project-based professional development designed to directly help you in your professional practice and allows you to demonstrate mastery in a particular area.  

Time commitment: A micro-credential generally takes up to 15 hours of work to complete. Weekly PLC Zoom meetings last 30 to 60 minutes each over six to seven weeks. Facilitators will email participants the exact dates and times. Please review a micro-credentials rubric in its entirety—link in the description below- BEFORE you register.

Cost: Free for MNEA members. Non-members pay $75 per submission.
Not a member? Join now at www.mnea.org/JOIN.

Professional Learning Community: Educators who participate in a PLC while completing their micro-credential achieve their digital badge on the first submission at higher rates than educators who work alone. Gather a local group or join a virtual PLC provided by MNEA or NEA. This is a members-only opportunity. Subscribe to In the Loop and watch for virtual PLCs, posted here as scheduled. Contact samantha.hayes@mnea.org if you have a local group that wants an MC PLC.

Graduate Credit: Members have the option of one hour of graduate credit per micro-credential achieved for $80 through Baker University. Please check with your school district to be sure they accept these graduate credits towards advancement on your district salary schedule. After you receive your digital badge, enroll in Baker University to receive your graduate credit by clicking the button below.