Credentials & Certifications

Welcome! Learning Designed is a platform for engaging with credentials and certifications that showcase knowledge, skills, and accomplishments of its users. In addition, if you are interested in authoring and offering your own micro-credentials, Learning Designed provides significant value to organizations interested in advancing their own competency-based evaluations.

Get started with a credential or certification. Which one is right for you?

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Credentials on Learning Designed are a competency-based acknowledgement that allows an educator to demonstrate mastery in a particular area. Credentials are granted by academic institutions, organizations, or companies with expertise in the area of the credential they are granting. These credentials are grounded in research and best practice and are designed to be:

  • Personalized, based on your interests, goals, needs, and skills
  • Flexible enough to allow you to work at your pace any time, alone or with peers
  • Competency-based and awarded based on demonstrated mastery of the subject matter
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Certifications on Learning Designed validate a school or product’s ability to demonstrate implementation of equitable and inclusive design. They acknowledge the systems, supports, and practices that promote user-centered learning environments and/or products.

Currently, Learning Designed offers the Universal Design for Learning School Implementation and Certification Criteria (UDL-SICC). The UDL-SICC defines high-quality, schoolwide, UDL implementation. The UDL-SICC is a robust framework for guiding decisions and supporting ongoing schoolwide growth towards successful UDL implementation.