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Leading Edge Certification

We offer two paths to Leading Edge Certification:

Option 1 - An online, 8-week, facilitated course:​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

The Leading Edge online teacher certification guides educators through rigorous and engaging curriculum based on the International Association for K-12 Online Learning (iNACOL) National Standards for Online Teaching. Upon successful completion, the certification will give schools, districts, and other prospective employers assurance that Leading Edge Certified teachers not only have the skills to effectively facilitate online courses, but also have a solid understanding of how to enhance the learning opportunities for all students enrolled in their courses.

Option 2 - An online, self-guided course in a gamified environment:

Leading Edge Flex offers educators self-guided professional learning pathways and opportunities to engage anytime and anywhere through our certification program. Experience online professional learning and earn certification backed by a national alliance of nonprofits, universities and educational agencies. Through our online, personalized learning platform, participants choose from activities within Leading Edge missions to earn their certification. Each mission has been designed and developed with the educator in mind, effectively balancing technology integration, appropriate tools, and useful resources. Activities are short and incremental, allowing learners to experience bite-sized learning and choice. Participants have a full year to complete their certification online. Take ownership of your learning through elective missions that support you and your specific role as an educator. Here is a video overview of LEC Flex.

Please sign up on our Interest List for more information on both certification paths.

Graduate units offered by the University of San Diego.