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Professional Learning

NEA Micro-credentials Professional Learning Communities

NEA provides members an opportunity to participate in a virtual Professional Learning Community (PLC) to support successful completion of a NEA Micro-credential from start to finish.

At a Glance

Educators who participate in a PLC to complete a micro-credential are more likely to earn their badge the first time. The virtual PLC will be facilitated by a trained micro-credential facilitator and consist of weekly support meetings via zoom.


  • Classroom Management
  • Digital & Virtual Learning
  • Family & Community Engagement
  • Restorative Practices
  • Student Learning
  • Trauma-Informed Practices


  • Submit a micro-credential for review
  • Participate in a facilitated professional learning community
  • Network with other educators interested in the same topic as you are
Developed by:

National Education Association

Last Updated: July 30, 2020


Audience Role

  • Teacher


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

Session Length

15 hours total, over the span of 6-8 weeks, meeting virtually once a week

Session Format


This is a program NEA administers to cohorts of members. It requires pre-application, is limited to a pre-determined number of individuals, and runs on a published schedule.

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