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Micro Credentials

  • 1.  Micro Credentials

    Posted 11-20-2019 14:26
    A new topic has surfaced in our building - opportunities for students to receive micro credentials.  I know there are tons of opportunities for teacher micro credentialing, but haven't come across any for students.
    So...are there micro credentials available to students in Theatre?
    Any help would be greatly appreciated!

    Amy Learn
    Ballwin MO

  • 2.  RE: Micro Credentials

    Posted 11-21-2019 07:38

    Hi Amy,


    Regarding your Community question about micro credentials for students, you're timing is very good. EdTA is beginning the process of creating CTE micro credentials in collaboration with another national organization. I can't tell you a lot about it as we are still working out the details. What I can tell you is that the micros will include multiple technical theatre pathways (ie. Lighting , Costumes, etc) in which students will have the opportunity to demonstrate their competency through skill tests. As such tests take a long time to create and field test we are at least a few years away from this becoming a reality.


    Look for additional information after the first of the  year.


    Best regards,




    James Palmarini

    Director of Educational Policy


    Educational Theatre Association

    home of the

    International Thespian Society

    4805 Montgomery Road, Suite 400

    Cincinnati, Ohio 45212





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