SDEA Micro-Credential Graduate Credits

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Augustana University is excited to partner with South Dakota Education Association (SDEA) to offer graduate credit for the successful completion of NEA Micro-Credentials. This provides teachers the ability to earn graduate credit for up to 203 different 1-credit hour courses.

The SDEA's Certification Bank includes more information to get started, browse micro-credentials and manage your certifications. To login, you'll need to create an account. However, you can view the library without an account by clicking "Browse our Micro-Credentials Library."

What is a Micro-Credential?

NEA Micro-Credentials are a competency-based digital form of certification. They support professional educators in the development of skills and knowledge acquisition needed to improve professional practice that supports student success.

How can I earn graduate credit for completing a Micro-Credential?

Augustana University is now the exclusive crediting institution for Micro-Credential graduate credit in partnership with the SDEA in South Dakota. Upon completion of a course, educators can register for credit.

When registering, you will be asked to upload your electronic badge for each course. The cost for transcribing the course to earn 1 graduate credit for each course is $45. You may register for credit for more than one course at a time.

Can the credits earned be used towards a Master’s degree?

Yes, students interested in Augustana’s Learner Design Master of Education degree are able to transfer in up to 9 credit hours of Continuing Education graduate credit. Micro-Credential courses can be applied to these 9 credits. To learn more, visit the Master of Education page.

Register Now

Before registering, be sure to have the following:

  • Know the Stack(s) from which your course(s) are found.
  • Know the name of the course
  • Have your electronic badge available to upload as a .pdf or .jpeg.
  • Have a credit card available for payment.