ISTE Certification for Educators

NEW in 2018-19

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

ISTE Standards StudentsISTE Standards Educators 2017

Focused on Pedagogy. Based on the ISTE Standards.

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 - Onsite PD + 8 Week Online Course + ePortfolio of Artifacts

Through the ISTE Certification process, educators will participate in two onsite training days, and an eight week blended learning cohort based on the ISTE Standards and transformative pedagogy. After completing the blended learning course, you will have six months to apply your learning and compile artifacts and reflections into a competency-based portfolio to earn ISTE Certification. The blended learning course content will be taught in the following four modules: Designing For Diversity; Personalized Learning & Alternative Assessments; Digital Learning Environments: Design Thinking & Computational Thinking; and The New Digital Citizenship in order to prepare you for the creation of the ePortfolio. 

Proposed Online Course Schedule At A Glance (approximately 28-38 hours)

Pre-Assessment required before attending. To be sent to registered attendees one-two weeks prior.

Prior Learning / Flipped PD (1-2 hours)
Two Days at METC Headquarters (EducationPlus Offices, St. Louis, MO) or YOUR location (12 hours)

Online Coursework:
Week One & Two - Module 1 Online (3-5 hours)
Week Three & Four - Module 2 Online (3-5 hours)
Week Four - Virtual Check-In via Zoom / Collaborative Share (1 hour)
Week Five & Six - Module 3 Online (3-5 hours)
Week Seven & Eight - Module 4 Online (3-5 hours)

Module 5 - open throughout the eight weeks
Online Virtual Celebration via Zoom / Post Evaluation (2 hours) 

*Note: Attendees may move along course at a slower or faster pace by one-two weeks.

Portfolio of Artifacts

Once the eight week blended learning course is completed, you have up to 6 months to complete your e-portfolio of 9-14 artifacts to be submitted to ISTE for review. Access to a certification portal is provided where you can get feedback from all cohorts as you prepare your portfolio of artifacts and reflections. Once submitted, ISTE Certification Evaluators will review the artifacts. Those who successfully meet the certification will become ISTE Certified Educators.

ISTE Authorized Provider


  METC is one of five ISTE Affiliates designated as a Certification Authorized Provider

  All METC Trainers are official ISTE Certified Educators!


For questions about ISTE Certification, or if you’re an education leader interested in exploring onsite teacher certification training, contact Director of Educational Innovation & METC, Stephanie Madlinger. We are happy to bring the ISTE Certification to a location near you.


Please note that this is an 8-week blended learning course. You are required to spend two days of learning onsite. There will be a pre-assessment and some suggested reading, coursework sent one-two weeks prior to the onsite training. The eight weeks of online learning will begin after the onsite training. The dates noted in this registration are for the two onsite learning days.

Travel Information
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. 


November 29-30, 2018  @EducationPlus St. Louis, Missouri; $750
February 11-13, 2019 @ METC Conference, St. Charles, Missouri special pricing includes #METC19 all inclusive $959

March 18-19, 2019 @EducationPlus St. Louis, Missouri; $750
June 3-4, 2019 @EducationPlus St. Louis, Missouri; $750

Save-the-Dates - registration pending
June 6-7, 2019 Orlando, Florida 

More Dates TBD @ your location or ours

Register above or complete Inquiry Form.

* EducationPlus, 1460 Craig Road St. Louis, MO 63146 

Customized PD - Your Location or Ours

METC provides customized professional learning at your location or ours. 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