The Micro-Credentialing process in Los Angeles Unified provides an opportunity for all educators to cultivate expertise in identified areas (currently STEAM and English Learner Instruction) and to be recognized for their accomplishments in driving student learning. Educators who successfully complete a Micro-Credentialing Program will receive a sharable digital badge that they may choose to share with others as validation and recognition of their accomplishment and expertise.
Micro-Credentials issued through Los Angeles Unified are designed with a consistent structure and organization, providing a systemic approach to the issuing of Micro-Credentials. Each Micro-Credential requires 105 hours of hybrid professional learning, both online and in real-time. This professional learning consists of 30 hours of face-to-face instructor-led training, 45 hours of self-paced online training, and 30 hours of homework which requires participants to create a digital portfolio that contains five Evidence of Learning Artifacts (EOLAs) to demonstrate their mastery of each course and the application of their learning in their setting.
Educators working to earn Los Angeles Unified Micro-Credentials engage in the blended, personalized professional learning of each Micro-Credential as a Community of Practice and complete three courses of two modules each. These courses and modules include:
- “Foundations and Access” (12 hours face-to-face, 18 hours online, 10 hours homework)
- “Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment” (12 hours face-to-face, 18 hours online, 10 hours homework)
- “Leadership and Capstone” (6 hours face-to-face, 9 hours online, 10 hours homework)