Microcredentials are short, focused credentials designed to provide in-demand skills, know-how, and experience. They result in a digital badge you can display on your resume, or LinkedIn, to show others proof of your skills and competencies.
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What is a microcredential?
Microcredentials are short, focused credentials designed to provide in-demand skills, know-how and experience. Stackable microcredentials can also provide a pathway to a certificate or full degree, now or when you are ready.
Who can earn a microcredential?
Students, faculty, staff, anyone seeking to advance their career or increase their earning potential, those needing to upskill or make a career change, and those looking for fun and engaging learning. Earners have access to academic supports and campus resources. Our microcredentials are taught online or in the classroom, or even at your work or job site with support from your supervisor.
How does a microcredential work?
Microcredentials often combine courses from our registered degree programs, innovative applied learning experiences, preparation for industry certifications, and/or non-credit coursework. A microcredential could be coursework alone, a series of workshops, or a combination of coursework and an applied learning experience or certification preparation.
What is a digital badge?
A digital badge is a type of credential that allows you to show validated skills and competencies that you have gained through learning experiences. Badges represent your skills as a badge gives you a way to share your abilities online in a way that is simple, trusted and can be easily verified in real time. Badges provide employers and peers concrete evidence of what you had to do to earn your credential and what you’re now capable of. Upstate Medical University uses Credly, Inc. to issue digital badges.