Ch 2: Online Credential Options for Teachers

About This Chapter

Credentialing is often a requirement in the teaching profession. This helpful chapter presents options for online credentialing available to teachers.

Online Credential Options for Teachers - Chapter Summary

If you'd like to know more about your options for obtaining teaching credentials online, this resourceful chapter will explain those possibilities. Knowledgeable instructors first explain the purpose of teacher credentialing, then they explore, in more detail, the specific credentialing opportunities available online. Additionally, you'll learn how to earn digital badges, micro-credentialing and micro-degrees.

How It Helps

  • Establishes awareness: This chapter features all of your options for online credentialing so you are aware of the different types available.
  • Provides instructions: Aside from outlining your online credentialing options, you'll also be given instructions on how to earn them.
  • Keeps you up-to-date: The options featured in this chapter include the most recent opportunities offered for online teacher credentialing so you know what's available and how to maintain it.

Skills Covered

By the end of this chapter, you will be able to:

  • Identify the different types of online teacher credentialing available
  • Understand the steps needed to earn a digital badge, micro-credential and/or micro-degree
  • Maintain your teaching credential using the options described

6 Lessons in Chapter 2: Online Credential Options for Teachers
What is Micro Credentialing?

1. What is Micro Credentialing?

Do you ever wish you could earn recognition for the new skills you learn every day? Micro-credentials might be the answer. Read on to learn how the emergence of micro-credentials offer new opportunities for professional growth.

How to Earn a Micro Credential

2. How to Earn a Micro Credential

Interested in earning a micro-credential, but not sure where to start? There are many places to earn these credentials which can help elevate your career. Keep reading to find out how to earn these new credentials and where to begin.

How to Earn a Micro Degree

3. How to Earn a Micro Degree

Are you interested in gaining recognition for new skills, but looking for something more compact than a traditional degree or certificate program? Micro-degrees might be the answer. Read on to learn more about micro-degrees and how to earn one.

What is a Digital Badge?

4. What is a Digital Badge?

Earning a digital badge online is a great way to showcase your accomplishments. But what is a digital badge? Read on to learn more about digital badges, a new type of skill validation.

How to Earn a Digital Badge

5. How to Earn a Digital Badge

Earning a digital badge is like collecting digital proof of your accomplishments. But how do you earn one, who offers them, and how do you begin? Read on to learn more about how to earn a digital badge.

What is Teacher Credentialing?

6. What is Teacher Credentialing?

Teacher credentialing is the process used to determine prospective educators' qualifications to teach. Read this article to learn more about these credentials, find out what it takes to earn them and discover resources to help you meet some of the requirements.

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