ISTE Certification

What is ISTE Certification?

ISTE Certification for Educators is the only vendor-neutral, internationally recognized credential for educators who have demonstrated mastery of the ISTE Standards for Educators. ISTE Certification focuses on pedagogy, not on tools or devices, and is designed to change your educational practice, whether you’re a classroom educator, instructional designer, library media specialist, technology coach or in another role. The program combines 14 weeks of professional learning with a six-month portfolio application and review process, and recipients can apply to receive up to four graduate-level credits for their participation. Is it rigorous? Yes. Is it worth it? Yes!

Why get ISTE certified?

ISTE Certification challenges you to stretch yourself as an educator and positions you as an expert among your colleagues. Becoming ISTE certified:

  • Deepens and expands your teaching skill set in applying the ISTE Standards for Educators in practice.
  • Allows you to earn up to four graduate-level credits.
  • Connects you with an international community of education change-makers.
  • Prepares you to model effective practice for others in your school or district.

With your certification in hand, you’ll earn the international recognition you deserve for your technology leadership skills. And you’ll be prepared to support your teacher network in integrating tech for all of the right reasons!

“By far the best training I’ve ever had as an educator.” - Kathryn Cuddy, Computer Science Teacher, Prosper ISD, Texas
“When we moved to remote learning, many of my colleagues were having a hard time envisioning what this would look like, but thankfully, because of my training as an ISTE Certified Educator, I was 100% prepared and ready to roll out online instruction.” - Heather Sprenkle, Third Grade Teacher, Waynesboro A.S.D., Pennsylvania
“After becoming an ISTE Certified Educator, I'm more confident in my leadership abilities, I take more risks with technology, and I have a much better understanding of pedagogy and the best uses of technology in the classroom.” - Kristie Scanlon, Special Education Teacher, North Branford Public Schools, Connecticut


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