Microsoft Certified Educator
The Microsoft Certified Educator (MCE) program provides robust tools that help educators drive best-in-class integration of information and communication technology (ICT) into classroom instruction.
Mapped to the UNESCO ICT Competency Framework for Educators, MCE program resources include a free self-assessment, free customized eLearning, and the Technology Literacy for Educators (62-193) certification exam.
Each of these learning and validation steps aligns to six key aspects of ICT and pedagogy integration:
- Education Policy
- Curriculum & Assessment
- ICT/Technology Tools
- Organization & Administration
- Professional Development
The Technology Literacy for Educators (62-193) exam does not assess proficiency in using specific technology tools but whether an educator or administrator understands how to assimilate ICT tools into the six content domains listed above. This exam is designed to validate these skills in pre-service and in-service educators.
Microsoft offers a comprehensive eLearning curriculum, Teaching with Technology, to help educators prepare for this rigorous exam.
School administrators: MCE represents a valid and reliable way to measure the effectiveness of your investment in ICT and professional development. Educators holding an MCE certification have the tools and skillsets to break though limitations of geography and resources, and begin to apply their knowledge to provide a customized learning experience for their students using technology.
The exam can be administered and proctored by educators on campus.
For education administrators, MCE represents a valid and reliable way to measure the effectiveness of their investment in ICT and professional development. Educators holding an MCE certification have the tools and skillsets to break though limitations of geography and resources, and begin to apply their knowledge to provide a rich, customized learning experience for their students.
Benefits of implementing an MCE professional development and certification program at your institution include:
• Reliable Validation of ICT Investments
• Ensure Faculty/Staff Are Adept Using New Technology
• Couple Understanding ICT Concepts w/ Pedagogy
• Effective Professional Development
• Next Step Following ICT Skills Training
• ICT Integration Best Practices from Global Standard
• Cost Effective Training and Certification
• Free Evaluation and eLearning
With Certiport licensing options and free learning resources from PIL, MCE is an extremely cost-effective way to implement professional development in any school or educational organization.The Teaching with Technology (TwT) self-assessment, eLearning curriculum, summative assessment, and associated tutorials and resources can be accessed free at http://www.pil-network.com/pd/curriculum/twt.
If your school has an IT Academy membership, you can access the TwT eLearning via the IT Academy site. IT Academy includes an online reporting system and detailed tracking, letting administrators see how educators are progressing in their learning. IT Academy is located at http://www.microsoft.com/itacademy.