Professional Education Program (PEP)
Enhance your teaching knowledge, abilities, and confidence.
Welcome to PEP Microcredentials
PEP is an evidence-informed educational program in the Faculty of Nursing to support teaching development for faculty, graduate students, post-doctoral scholars, and academic staff.
This micro-credential program is a digital form of certification indicating demonstrated competency/mastery in a specific skill or set of skills.
Participants earn digital badges and meta-badges by achieving the badge criteria outlined.
If you are interested in creating a micro-credential, please see more information at the bottom of the page.
Micro-credentials allow educators to focus on a discrete skill related to their practice — for instance, checking for student understanding — and collect the evidence — such as classroom videos or student work to demonstrate ability in that specific skill.
Through an agile online platform that clearly identifies each micro-credential’s competency and required evidence, educators can start and continue the process of earning micro-credentials on their own time.
Because educators select the micro-credentials they wish to earn, they can create their own professional learning journey aligned to their specific student needs and instructional goals.
Once educators earn micro-credentials, they can display the digital badges on Edmodo, LinkedIn, or a blog to signal their demonstrated competence wherever their professional journey might take them.