Media Education Educator Certification
Need to develop your skills first?
the KQED Media Academy is your way to obtain micro-certificates and certification.
PBS Certified Media Literacy Educators have demonstrated mastery of
- effectively assess, create and share media to support their own learning
- design and implement instruction and assess student learning of these same skills
Once certified, you will receive a letter of recognition from PBS to share with your school and district heads.
The certificate is free.
1. Complete micro-certificates to showcase your media literacy teaching abilities.
2. Earn 8 micro-certificates and become a PBS Certified Media Literacy Educator.
3. Share your certification with school and district leaders with a letter of recognition from PBS.
Demonstrate your expertise in teaching critical thinking to K-12 students on their role as consumers and creators of media –– or in training teachers to do so.
Competency-based validation of media literacy skills for educators of all kinds.
PBS and KQED offer media literacy micro-certificates for free through the Digital Promise platform. Teachers, ToSA, coaches and librarians are all encouraged to apply. (To see FAQs.)
KQED Media literacy educator micro-diplomas received the 2019 Excellence Award from Tech & Learning magazine.
These free instructor-led courses on KQED Teach include:
- Online teaching delivered through videos and activities on the KQED Teach platform. Set your own schedule to work on homework
- One-on-one support and commentary provided by expert instructors on the platform and during regular online live recordings
- A certificate from KQED indicating that you have completed 20 to 40 hours of professional development
PBS Media Literacy Educator Certification by KQED was a 2020 EdTech Awards finalist in the Badging & Credentialing category.