Benchmark your skills, become a Microsoft Certified Educator

In your education circles you may have heard of Apple Distinguished Educators and Google Certified Teachers, but have you come across any Microsoft Certified Educators? I hadn’t until recently.

I became a Microsoft Innovative Educator back a few years ago now but was pleased to find out about this opportunity.

The Microsoft Certified Educator accolade is different those offered by Apple and Google. Whilst anyone can apply to become and ADE or GCT, not everyone gets on. There is an application process. The experience with both Google and Apple involves attending a ‘academy’ or ‘institute’ for a few days. Both proved very valuable CPD, particularly the Apple experience. That was, for me, the best CPD I’ve ever had.

The Microsoft experience is something different completely though. Firstly, the opportunity is open to everyone and the title ‘Microsoft Certified Educator’ (MCE) is applied upon successful (80% pass rate) completion of an online exam.

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