Micro-credentials Addressing Certification and Professional Learning in Computer Science

There is surging demand for computer science instruction, yet the majority of computer
science teachers do not have a formal computer science certification.

Current pathways to certification are hard to find, arduous, costly, focused on content
rather than pedagogy, and often irrelevant or inappropriate for teachers.

Micro-credentials allow teachers to earn an endorsement in a way that is job-embedded,
less expensive than coursework, and highly accessible. For teachers who have been

teaching computer science without a computer science certification, micro-credentials

recognize teachers’ existing skills and prior experience.