Join the newly updated ISTE Educator Certification program!


ISTE has updated the Certified Educator program, it is fully online and now consists of two phases. Participants must complete both phases in order to earn their certification. Certification is open to all educators – teachers, curriculum coaches, library media specialists, principals etc. Certification is valid for three years. Earning the ISTE Certified Educator credential is the equivalent of four graduate credits.


Phase 1: Complete the Online Course (14 weeks)

The course is hosted in Brightspace, ISTE’s LMS. Participants have three weeks from when the course opens to the first synchronous session to complete the assigned pre-work. Participants then attend five 2-hour synchronous Zoom sessions. Synchronous sessions are scheduled 2 weeks apart and full attendance is required for all sessions. There are three weeks between the final synchronous session and the course end date, when all work must be submitted. Participants must earn an 80% in the course overall in order to move to the portfolio phase.


The course is facilitated by ISTE Certified Eduscape instructors. Participants post in discussion boards and complete other activities as assigned. Participants can plan to spend 5 hours per week on average completing the activities.


Phase 2: Build Your Portfolio (6 months)

Participants submit 9-14 artifacts as evidence of competency for 24 criteria as it relates to the ISTE Standards for Educators. Another portfolio requirement is a reflection based on ISTE prompts. In addition to the Alignment Map, participants are provided with an Applicant Guide; Criteria Guidelines, and artifact exemplars. Participants have six months to complete the portfolio, but are strongly encouraged to complete it as soon as possible after the online modules are complete. Portfolios are evaluated by ISTE staff. Participants pass this phase and earn their ISTE Certified Educator status by earning a point for 20 out of 25 criteria.


Eduscape supports participants in this phase with monthly office hours and a private Facebook group that is monitored by Eduscape ISTE Certified Trainers.


Please view ISTE’s FAQ document for more information about the program.

Focused on pedagogy. Based on the ISTE Standards.

ISTE is focused on pedagogy, not tools. It’s not about edtech per se, it’s about what you do with the tech to transform learning and improve student outcomes.


Face to Face or Online Cohort Options Available.

Ready for ISTE Certification?

To be successful in this program we believe it is important to consider these questions.

  1. Are you an educator who is interested in professional growth and who sees the ISTE Standards as a roadmap for using technology to learn?
  2. Are you an educator who has experience and comfort using varied technology in the classroom?
  3. Are you an educator who is comfortable with and has experience successfully taking online professional learning (courses)?

To register via purchase order, please fill out this form.
In most cases entitlement funds can be used to attend.

Steps to Becoming an ISTE Certified Educator

Participate in 14 weeks of online learning with your cohort. Complete synchronous and asynchronous activities. Plan to spend about 5 hours per week.

Assemble and submit a portfolio of artifacts that are evidence of how you transformed your teaching practice as a result of the ISTE Educator standards.

What Educators Think About Our

ISTE Certification Workshops

Why get certified with Eduscape?

“My overall experience with the training was excellent.

They really used a variety of learning methods. It was

an opportunity to get to know people from around the

area and I’m walking away feeling confident with my



-Ann Oro, Director of Instructional Technology, Diocese of Newark

Why Become an ISTE Certified Educator?

Recognized by ISTE, valued by leaders.


  • The ISTE Standards define a new skill set that empowers educators to rethink and redesign learning with technology. ISTE recognizes individuals who can demonstrate and apply the standards, earning the distinction of an ISTE Certified Educator.
  • Leaders are looking for those with a growth mindset to adapt, thrive and lead learning with technology in their schools and districts. Earning the ISTE Certification demonstrates to leaders and colleagues those who have the initiative, drive and skills needed to transform, personalize and empower learning in the classroom and school.

Based on globally recognized standards.


  • States, districts and schools are using the ISTE Standards as their framework for digital learning because the standards are based on research, were built by educators for educators and help prepare students for success in a digital world.
  • Educator preparation programs are using the ISTE Standards to graduate the next generation of teachers capable of using technology purposefully for learning.

Pedagogy first, technology second.


  • Unlike certifications from the private sector, the ISTE Certification for Educators is vendor neutral, so the skills developed will be transferable to any system, device, or tool.
  • While technology opens up a whole new world of opportunities for learnings, the ISTE Certification for Educators focuses on changing practice and improving learning outcomes with technology.

Graduate Level Credits


  • Opportunity to earn three graduate level credits through New Jersey City University

Benefits of becoming an ISTE Certified Educator

  • Opportunity to earn three graduate level credits.
  • Becomes part of the ISTE Certified Educator community
  • Join ISTE Certified Educator meetups at the ISTE conference
  • Identify yourself with the ISTE Certified Educator email signature and digital badges

Interested in bringing the ISTE Certification training to your school?


Contact us at [email protected]

Required Investment: $749
*Special rates for school or district cohorts.

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ISTE Certification Testimonials

ISTE Certification for Educators is a new competency-based, vendor and device-neutral teacher certification based on the ISTE Standards for Educators. This digital credential recognizes educators who understand how to use edtech for learning in meaningful and transformative ways.

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