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Professional Learning

National Board Five Core Propositions - Micro-credentials

This stack of five micro-credentials is intended to give educators an understanding of the Five Core Propositions that were developed by the National Board.

At a Glance

Educators who would like to learn a little bit more about what the National Board (National Board for Professional Teaching Standards) is about or considering becoming a candidate for National Board Certification would benefit from these micro-credentials.


  • National Board Certification
  • Professional Leadership
  • Student Learning


  • Learn the basics of each of the National Board Five Core Propositions
  • Learn how each of the core propositions support the standards for accomplished teaching practices
Developed by:

National Education Association

Last Updated: July 23, 2020


Audience Role

  • Affiliate
  • Teacher


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

Session Length

Approx. 15 hours per micro-credential

Session Format


Individual micro-credential topics include: 

  • Know your Students
  • Knowing your Content and How to Teach It to Students
  • Managing and Monitoring Student Learning
  • Teachers are Members of Learning Communities
  • Thinking Systemically About Your Practice

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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