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What is a Microcredential?

A microcredential is the demonstration of competency on a specific and desirable skill through a performance-based assessment. Microcredentials allow for an educator to showcase his or her expertise while earning a digital form of certification. Microcredentails are:




Steps to earn a Microcredential:

Choose a skill you have or would like to develop from the catalogue of microcredentials at MIDAS.
Collect evidence that demonstrates your competence in the targeted skill or concept.
Upload evidence of competency to MIDAS.
Share your achievement with others via your website, social media, email signature, or even carrier pigeon!

Frequently Asked Questions

Any educator in Utah’s public education system can earn microcredentials. Microcredentials can be earned by educators in a range of roles, including classroom teachers, instructional coaches, counselors, administrators, etc.

Microcredentials give the learner two things: visible recognition of demonstrated competency and USBE credit. They can be posted to your webpage, social media, etc. for others to see. Microcredentials can also be added to your resume so potential employers can see your skillset.

All Utah Microcredentials are worth 0.5 USBE credits.

Additionally, once you earn all the microcredentials in a stack, you become eligible to be one of the paid reviewers of the microcredentials in that stack.

Featured Microcredentials:

Educator Spotlight:

Stephanie Kourianos

Albion Middle School, 6th Grade ELA

Microcredential: Active Student Engagement

“At first, I was overwhelmed by my Microcredential. I soon realized it is competency-based work, things I already was doing, which made it reasonably easy to cross off my ‘to-do’ list. Think of it as job-embedded professional learning.”

Lucie Chamberlain

Alta View Elementary

If a movie about super teachers were ever made, Lucie Chamberlain would be a prime candidate for a leading role. Fortunately for her kindergarten students at Alta View Elementary, she already thrives in a supporting role for them. Parents thank her for being a “super teacher.” She is also described as an “amazing colleague.” Whether students need help in the classroom or from home while sick, Lucie goes above and beyond to help them learn, overcome fears, and feel important and cared for. Lucie is the reason a number of kids went from hating school to loving it, according to parents. The way she exudes patience, sweetness, positive energy, and love for her students with special needs melts is appreciated and admired. One parent noted: “Both my kids wish she could be their teacher forever.” Another added:  “She treats every student like their learning and their feelings are her priority.” Super teacher, indeed!

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