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Improve your practice as an educator and create better outcomes for your students. CTA Instruction and Professional Development is offering CTA/NEA micro-certifications free to members on a variety of high-interest topics.

Micro-certifications are a digital form of certification indicating demonstrated competency/mastery in a specific skill or set of skills. They’re short, job-embedded professional learning opportunities designed by educators for educators, which can be completed individually at your own pace or as part of a learning community. CTA/NEA micro-certifications are:

  • Personalized: You can create your own learning journey, based on your interests and career goals, gaps in your skills, and the specific needs of your students, school and district.
  • Flexible: You can study when it’s convenient for you, alone or with your peers.
  • Performance-based: Unlike “sit-and-get” certifications, our micro-certifications are awarded based on demonstrated mastery of the subject matter, not just for showing up.

Graphics representing nine micro-certification areas

CTA/NEA currently features nine micro-certification stacks (curated collections of related micro-certifications):

  • Assessment literacy
  • Teacher leadership: diversity, equity and cultural competence pathway
  • English learners
  • Arts integration
  • Classroom management
  • Five core propositions (related to National Board Certification)
  • Exceptional learner
  • Supporting LGBTQ+ students
  • Technology integration

Check it out: Go to for details, including specific micro-certifications, continuing education credits available, a recent training, and other important information. Then create an account, browse the offerings, enroll, and you’re on your way!

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