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Professional Learning

Teacher Leadership: Policy Pathway - Micro-credentials

This stack of four micro-credentials is intended to teach educators how to advocate for diversity, equity, and cultural competence and develop leadership skills in instruction, policy, and/or association.

At a Glance

This stack is based on the Teacher Leadership Competencies that were developed in partnership by National Education Association, National Board for Professional Teaching Standards and Center for Teaching Quality. They are designed to help teachers develop leadership skills in instruction, association and educational policy. The Policy Pathway micro-credentials focus on skills need to advocate for education equity and funding at the local state and federal levels.


  • Family & Community Engagement
  • Professional Leadership


  • Deepen your understanding of how your strengths in teacher leadership impact the policy advocacy process.
  • Deepen your understanding of how your strengths in teacher leadership impact the policy making process.
Developed by:

National Education Association

Last Updated: November 25, 2020


Audience Role

  • Teacher


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

Session Length

Approx. 15 hours per micro-credential

Session Format


Individual micro-credential topics include: 

  • Policy Advocacy
  • Policy Engagement and Relationships
  • Policy Implementation
  • Policy Making

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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