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:
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.
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.”