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When teachers have the skills and confidence to engage their students and prepare them for the jobs of tomorrow, they don’t just do more things – they do amazing things.
To help teachers shape the leaders of the future, Microsoft has recently revamped the Microsoft Certified Educator Exam (MCE). This certification is based on the 21CLD and Innovative Teaching & Learning Research, which provides a set of rubrics for educators to identify and implement learning opportunities for students to build 21st century skills. Educators who complete the certification are able to incorporate the 21st Century Learning Design (21st CLD) skills into learning activities, using Microsoft tools for education.
Both the course and certification help teachers use ICT to be effective educators, thereby facilitating:
- Student collaboration
- Skilled communication
- Knowledge construction
- Real-world problem solving and innovation
- Student use of Information and Communication Tools (ICT) for learning
And now, it’s easier than ever to become a MCE. Here’s how:
1. Join the Microsoft Educator Community
The Microsoft Educator Community is a personalized hub created just for educators taking the first step to becoming a Microsoft Certified Educator. It’s a one-stop site for educators to connect and collaborate, find professional development and lessons, and become certified. Join the community.
To make it easy to prepare for this exam, Microsoft developed the comprehensive 21CLD e-learning curriculum and this helpful study guide. The content can be used in a self-paced, individual study environment, or incorporated into a blended or classroom-based professional development learning experience for educators. Find training materials to prepare for the exam.
3. Take the exam at your nearest testing center.
Existing MCE Certification holders who earned certification before Jan 4, 2018 must re-certify by Jan 4, 2019. Learn more about the certification exam (Exam 62-193) and how to register.
Tips for School Administrators
- Consider integrating MCE certification into your teacher training or professional development program. The exam can be administered and proctored by educators on campus. You can purchase campus licenses via Microsoft Volume Licensing, through a Microsoft reseller, or from Pearson VUE Certiport, Microsoft’s authorized MCE exam delivery partner.
- The MCE certification is ideal for educators-in-training, faculty of teacher training colleges, and in-service educators. Schools that integrate the MCE certification into their professional development program can have it administrated and proctored by educators on campus. Campus licenses can be purchased through Microsoft Volume Licensing, through a Microsoft reseller, or from Certiport, Microsoft’s authorized MCE exam delivery partner.
- If your school or education organization has a license subscription to Microsoft Imagine Academy (MSIA), Microsoft’s global flagship employability skills program, your institution will receive 10 MCE exam vouchers each year so that your teachers can attain the MCE certification at no additional cost. If you’d like to learn more about MSIA and how to conveniently add a subscription for your education institution via Volume Licensing, see our detailed program information.
- The MCE Digital Resource Kit gives you even more information on certification, including a poster datasheet, exam objectives, and more.
Start studying today, and tomorrow you can be part of the next generation of Microsoft Certified Educators, leading the way on 21st century learning.
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