Microcredential Courses

The National Institute of Advancement in Education (NIAE) housed at the UNLV College of Education currently offers five microcredential courses that educators can choose from to support educators working or interested in Title I settings.

Courses are offered multiple times a semester with defined start and end dates, and participants will have one month to complete their work for credit.

Current Microcredential Courses Offered:

  • Homelessness & Housing Vulnerability
  • Engaging English Language Learners
  • Engaging Learners with Literacy
  • Engaging Students with Learning Data
  • Engaging Students with Science & STEM
asynchronous engagement

Participants work through units in an asynchronous and individualized manner (with the exception of Course Orientation). Feedback on key assignments and instructional support is provided via email and Zoom as necessary. Course activities support reflective thinking on practice for Title I settings, and each unit has an individualized growth and development planning process embedded.

Course orientation

From 4:30 – 5:40 p.m. on the first Monday of courses, participants should attend a virtual (web-live) orientation that introduces you to the course format, instructor(s), and walks you through strategies that will help you be successful. You will be provided a Zoom link via your registration email the Friday prior to orientation. The meeting may be moved to Tuesday if Monday is a national holiday.


The fee for each course is $60, payable on Eventbrite. An additional fee ($15 for CCSD and $20 for Non-CCSD) will be payable to the Professional Learning Education office for those wanting PDE credit. Registration closes the Wednesday prior to course start dates. Please ensure you are attending to registration closing dates on Eventbrite.