Certification For Forward-Thinking Educators
Leading Edge Certification (LEC) is a national certification program in educational technology and curriculum innovation. Created by an Alliance of nonprofits, universities and educational agencies, LEC is the first national certification program of its kind, and is platform and vendor neutral. There are currently four (4) areas of certification offered by LEC:
- Online and Blended Teacher
- Digital Educator
- Professional Learning Leader
Who We Are
Leading Edge Certification is a national Alliance of nonprofits, universities and educational agencies that provides educators a demonstrable way to show they understand how technology changes teaching and learning. Select Alliance members are also providers of the Learning Edge Certification program. To learn more about Leading Edge Alliance members, visit our Alliance page.
Leading Edge Certification was a finalist in the 2014 EdTech Digest - Cool Tool Award for Professional Development Solution.
The EdTech Awards recognizes people in and around education for outstanding contributions in transforming education through technology to enrich the lives of learners everywhere.
Leading Edge Certification was recognized as a finalist for the Education Division of the Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA) Innovation Incubator Award Program in 2013. The SIIA Innovation Incubator Award Program identifies and supports entrepreneurs in their development and distribution of innovative learning technologies, supporting companies in their efforts to improve education through the use of software, digital content, and related technologies.
How It Works
Leading Edge Certification is provided by Alliance members through online training or a blend of online and face-to-face trainings. The curriculum is developed by experts in the field. To find a training near you – or to find an online provider – visit our Training page.
Why Choose Leading Edge Certification?
Leading Edge Certification is the first program of its kind to provide a national certification in educational technology that is both platform and vendor neutral. The content and curriculum of Leading Edge Certification is freely available via a Creative Commons 3.0 Attribution, Share-Alike license (CC BY-SA).
Leading Edge Certification supports the #GoOpen Campaign from the Office of Educational Technology at the U.S. Department of Education.