ISTE Certification

ISTE Certification is Now Fully Online!

Due to the extraordinary circumstances that we now face, with closures and social distancing, ISTE and METC will provide ISTE Certification fully online until December 15, 2020. Traditionally, our certification was in a blended format with two days of face-to-face, up to nine weeks of online asynchronous learning and six months to create and submit a portfolio based on the ISTE Standards for Educators. 

In place of the required face-to-face learning, learners will attend three virtual sessions via Zoom with asynchronous activities to participate in between. This alternative format allows educators to continue professional learning and acquire skills to support their new roles in virtual instruction.

Please view ISTE’s FAQ document for more information about the program.  

ISTE Certification is a competency-based, vendor-neutral certification based on the ISTE Standards. This digital credential recognizes educators who understand how to use edtech for learning in meaningful and transformative ways.

All educators are invited to register for
ISTE Certification Training through METC

Learn more and register below or complete Inquiry Form for specific requests. METC also offers other professional learning, you can complete the Request METCpd Onsite Form for Customized PD.

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Focused on Pedagogy. Based on the ISTE Standards for Educators.

ISTE is focused on pedagogy, not tools. It’s not about edtech per se, it’s about what you do with the tech to transform learning and improve student outcomes.

For Classroom Educators, Coaches and Library Media Specialists

ISTE Certification helps build a teacher’s professional profile and provides a digital credential to demonstrate mastery and earn recognition for his or her work in using technology to transform learning.

For School & District Leaders

ISTE Certification provides education leaders with a way to identify a school or district’s educators who are leading the way with digital age teaching practices. The certification also provides a vendor-neutral edtech credential that can be used in staff hiring decisions.  

Certification Process

3-4 Virtual Meetings

8 Week Online Course, Completing 5 Modules

6 Months to Submit a Portfolio of Artifacts

Sample Schedule


Certification Process

2 Days Onsite

8 Week Online Course, Completing 5 Modules

6 Months to Submit a Portfolio of Artifacts   

Sample Schedule


METC is one of a few Certification Authorized Providers in the world
designated to offer training.

All METC Trainers are official ISTE Certified Educators! Each of our TEN trainers have experience in a variety of educational settings, including both PreK-12 students, higher education, and adult learning through online and face-to-face formats.

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Contact Director of Educational Innovation & METC, Stephanie Madlinger. We are happy to create a customized ISTE Certification for you.

Travel Information for St. Louis Cohorts

If traveling from out of state, you may want to fly into our St. Louis Lambert International Airport or you may want to check the Megabus or Amtrak Train for travel choices. Our METC Headquarters is located about 15 minutes from the St. Louis Lambert Airport at 1460 Craig Road, St. Louis, MO 63146. There are several hotels close to our location, two of which are Drury Inn & Suites St. Louis Creve Coeur and the Sheraton Westport Chalet Hotel.  

We have adjusted the schedule for the two onsite days to accommodate travel and budgets by starting at 10am on Day One and ending at 12:30pm on Day Two, so please make travel arrangements accordingly. 

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Optional Additional Support from METC:

  • Follow @METCedplus on Twitter & Facebook
  • Participate in the #ISTEcert and / or #METCpd hashtags on Twitter
  • Join the METCpd ISTE Certification Facebook Group
  • Participate in the bi-weekly virtual check-ins via Zoom
  • Connect with your METC facilitators through email, social media or phone

Suggested Prerequisites for Fully Online OR Empowered Learner Versions:

  • Successful completion of a blended or online course
  • Familiar with ISTE Standards for Students & Educators
  • Familiar with TPACK & SAMR
  • Experience creating lesson plans or professional learning workshops
  • Familiar with Google Apps and / or Microsoft Office Products

2020-2021 Dates:
NEW = choose between two learning styles:
Fully online or blended five modules

ISTE Certification Online - 5 modules / 9 weeks
June 30 - August 28 2020
portfolio due by March 4, 2021 ~ $800

September 1 - November 6, 2020
portfolio due by May 13, 2021 ~ $800
October 9 - December 7, 2020
portfolio due by June 14, 2021 ~ $800 

ISTE Certification Blended - 5 modules / 9 weeks*
February 7 - April 5, 2021 - two days @ SCCC
portfolio due by October 12, 2021 ~ $750
March 12 - May 16, 2021 - two days @ EdPlus
portfolio due by November 17, 2021 ~ $750
June 1 - July 28, 2021 - two days @ EdPlus
portfolio due by February 4, 2022 ~ $750

* Blended cohorts hosted at EducationPlus, 1460 Craig Road St. Louis, MO 63146
More Dates TBD @ your location or ours ~ traditional hybrid offered year-round and fully online offered until December 15, 2020

Learn more and register below or complete Inquiry Form for specific requests. METC also offers other professional learning, you can complete the Request METCpd Onsite Form for Customized PD.

Customized PD - Your Location or Ours

METC provides customized professional learning at your location. We can also connect with you virtually to provide a completely online or blended learning experience. Current popular topics include Digital Citizenship, including Social Media, Cyberbullying & Wellness; Google Apps & Gsuite; SAMR; BreakoutEDU; and STEM / Coding. We can develop a flexible, customized day or long-term learning academy to meet your needs. If you are interested in other EdTech PD, please contact Stephanie Madlinger, Director of Educational Innovation & METC. METCpd Onsite Request Form