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Professional Learning

Instructional Practice (InTasc) - Micro-credentials

This stack of 7 micro-credentials is intended to help educators learn classroom strategies and skills that support classroom practice in four areas: The Learner and Learning, Content Knowledge, Instructional Practice, and Professional Responsibility.

At a Glance

This stack is aligned with the InTASC Core Teaching Standards and designed to support ongoing teacher effectiveness to ensure students reach college and career ready standards. The micro-credentials in this stack fall under these four categories: The Learner and Learning, Content Knowledge, Instructional Practice and Professional Responsibility.


  • Classroom Management
  • Student Learning


  • Create a plan that uses a variety of instructional strategies to facilitate cooperative learning in the classroom.
  • Learn to plan for and utilize various strategies to encourage student discourse that supports student learning.
  • Learn to use student evaluations to improve instructional practice and meet student needs.
Developed by:

National Education Association

Last Updated: November 24, 2020


Audience Role

  • Aspiring Educator
  • Teacher


  • Early Childhood
  • Elementary School
  • High School
  • Middle School

Session Length

Approx. 15 hours per micro-credential

Session Format


Individual micro-credential topics include: 

  • Using Student Evaluations
  • Teaching Note-Taking and Summarizing Skills
  • Utilizing Practice Activities with Content Areas
  • Cooperative Learning
  • Setting Objectives and Providing Feedback
  • Using an Inquiry Based Learning Cycle
  • Engaging Classroom Discourse

NEA Micro-credentials are offered at no cost to NEA members. Non-NEA members will be charged a $125.00 scoring fee per micro-credential at the time of submission. The full list of available NEA micro-credentials can be found at:

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