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

Through the ISTE Certification process, educators will participate in an eight week blended learning cohort based on the ISTE Standards and transformative pedagogy. After completing the blended learning course, participants will have six months to apply their learning and compile artifacts and reflections into a competency-based portfolio to earn ISTE Certification. 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.

Proposed Schedule At A Glance
Pre-Assessment required before attending. To be sent to registered attendees one-two weeks prior.

Week One - Prior Learning / Flipped PD
Week Two - Two Days at METC Headquarters (EducationPlus Offices, St. Louis, MO) or YOUR location
Week Three - Module 1 Online
Week Four - Module 2 Online
Week Five - Virtual Check-In via Zoom / Collaborative Share
Week Six - Module 3 Online
Week Seven - Module 4 Online
Week Eight - Virtual Celebration via Zoom / Post Evaluation

*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, participants have up to 6 months to complete their e-portfolio of 10-15 artifacts to be submitted to ISTE for review. Access to a certification portal is provided where participants can get feedback from all cohorts as they prepare their 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.

METC is one of four ISTE Affiliates designated as an Authorized Delivery Partner

ISTE Authorized Delivery Partners     ISTE Authorized Provider


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

Onsite Training Dates & Location: Registration Now Open

Please note that this is an 8-week blended learning course. You are required to spend two days of learning onsite. The additional seven weeks of online learning will begin one week prior to the onsite training. The dates noted in this registration are for the two onsite learning days.

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. 

July 25-26, 2018 - Apply / Special Invite Only 
*Reached capacity and now CLOSED; register for next cohort below

September 24-25, 2018 @EducationPlus; $750
November 29-30, 2018  @EducationPlus; $750

*** TBD February 11-13, 2019 @ 2019 METC Conference

March 18-19, 2019 @EducationPlus; $750
June 3-4, 2019 @EducationPlus; $750

More Dates TBD @ your location or ours

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.