Teacher professional development at your own pace

In partnership with Digital Promise, the Center for Professional Learning at Childhood Education International has created a series of professional development opportunities centered on refugee education and quality holistic learning.

What are Micro-Credentials?

Micro-credentials are competency-based assessments of an educator’s areas of expertise. They are rigorous, self-paced professional development opportunities for educators who are looking for PD that builds from their own context. Micro-credentials are a way for teachers to personalize professional development and demonstrate their teaching competencies.

We work with Digital Promise, an organization dedicated to recognizing professional learning, to develop and host a series of micro-credentials that democratize the knowledge and skills that are valued and promoted in the Refugee Educator Academy.


We currently offer the following micro-credentials, which are also found in the Digital Promise catalog. To access each micro-credential, click the image above the title of the micro-credential you wish to learn more about.

Quality Holistic Learning

Educator recognizes the role of social and emotional learning (SEL) and psychosocial support (PSS) in their classroom and can adapt existing SEL/PSS tools to meet the unique needs of their learners and their education context.
Asset-based Pedagogies for Quality Holistic Learning Social and Emotional Learning & Psychosocial Support for Quality Holistic Learning

Refugee Educators

Educator knows their students deeply and works effectively with diverse refugee students and their families through use of culturally sustaining practices. Educator utilizes appropriate differentiation strategies to make learning accessible and meaningful for students of refugee backgrounds. Educator utilizes appropriate scaffolding strategies to make learning accessible and meaningful for students of refugee backgrounds.
Cultural Proficiency & Culturally Sustaining Pedagogy in Refugee Education Differentiating Instruction to Support Refugee Students Scaffolding Learning to Support Refugee Students Social and Emotional Learning & Trauma-Informed Approaches in Refugee Education

UNHCR Teaching for Refugees

Educator knows their students’ backgrounds and can identify diverse resources to learn more about individual student needs and funds of knowledge, and to deepen their understanding of refugees, asylum and migration within their region/local context.
UNHCR Teaching for Refugees: Building Knowledge

More information

Watch the following video podcast featuring our project consultant Sarah Bracken speaking about micro-credentials.

If you have any further questions about our micro-credentials, email Julie Kasper, Program Manager – Refugee Educator Academy.