ISTE Certification

ISTE Certification for Educators is a new competency-based, vendor- and device-neutral teacher certification based on the ISTE Standards for Educators. This digital credential recognizes educators who understand how to use edtech for learning in meaningful and transformative ways.

Focused on pedagogy. Based on the ISTE Standards.

ISTE is focused on pedagogy, not tools. It’s not about edtech per se, it’s about what you do with the tech to transform learning and improve student outcomes.


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For classroom educators, coaches and library media specialists

ISTE Certification for Educators helps build a teacher’s professional profile and provides a digital credential to demonstrate mastery and earn recognition for his or her work in using technology to transform learning.


For leaders

ISTE Certification for Educators provides education leaders with a way to identify a school or district’s educators who are leading the way with digital age teaching practices. The certification also provides a vendor-neutral edtech credential that can be used in staff hiring decisions.

Through the ISTE Certification process, teachers will participate in professional learning based on the ISTE Standards and transformative pedagogy. After completing the training, participants have six months to apply their learning and compile artifacts and reflections into a competency-based portfolio to earn ISTE Certification.

Become ISTE Certified

ISTE has selected these organizations to deliver a high-quality certification training program for educators. ISTE Certification workshop dates will be available on each organizations website. Don't miss the first ISTE Certification for Educators training cohorts. Contact them or fill out the form below.

Are you ready to be an ISTE Certified Educator?

To be successful in this program we believe it is important to consider these questions.

  • 1. Are you an educator who is interested in professional growth and who sees the ISTE Standards as a roadmap for using technology to learn?
  • 2. Are you an educator who has experience and comfort using varied technology in the classroom?
  • 3. Are you an educator who is comfortable with and has experience successfully taking online professional learning (courses)?

Steps to becoming an ISTE Certified Educator:

  • Step one - Complete an ISTE Certified Educator training. These cohorts are conducted by ISTE Certification Authorized Partners, (CAPs) whose professional development facilitators have been prepared and trained by ISTE to deliver this training on ISTE’s behalf. The training will be two phases, a two-day face to face portion and five week online portion. A time investment of approximately 30 hours. Review this sample syllabus.
  • Step two - Assemble eportfolio of artifacts that meet the criteria required by ISTE and submit for evaluation to the ISTE certification review panel. Aspiring ISTE Certified Educators will have six months to apply their learning and submit their eportfolios.
  • Step three - Become an ISTE Certified Educator! Celebrate, share your expertise and support learning transformation!

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