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Professional Learning

Understanding Content (InTasc) - Micro-credentials

This stack of 6 micro-credentials is intended to teach educators 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.


  • Professional Leadership
  • Student Learning


  • Collaboration with others to expand your content knowledge to keep up with changes in the discipline, make academic language accessible to students, and develop learners' abilities to independently engage in and evaluate their work.
  • Identify and utilize interdisciplinary themes to enhance student learning.
  • Learn to facilitate learners' ability to develop diverse social and cultural perspectives that expand their understanding of local and global issues.
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: 

  • Evaluating Digital Sources
  • Promote Ownership of Learning
  • Teaching Global Competence
  • Interdisciplinary Themes to Enhance Student Learning
  • Collaboration Between Colleagues

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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