Microsoft Certified Educator

The Microsoft Certified Educator (MCE) certification validates that educators have the global educator technology literacy competencies needed to provide a rich, custom learning experience for students.

Demonstrating technology literacy

Through this single exam, educators will demonstrate that they are able to incorporate the 21st Century Learning Design (21st CLD) skills identified in the Innovative Teaching and Learning (ITL) Research project into learning activities using Microsoft tools for education.

  • Facilitate student collaboration
  • Facilitate skilled communication
  • Facilitate self-regulation
  • Facilitate real-world problem solving and innovation
  • Facilitate student use of Information and Communication Tools (ICT)
  • Use ICT to be an effective educator

MCE certification is ideal for educators-in-training, faculty of teacher training colleges, and in-service educators.

Microsoft offers a comprehensive e-learning curriculum, 21CLD, to help educators prepare for this rigorous exam.

Note The Microsoft Certified Educator exam assesses whether educators understand how to apply technology tools in the six different content domains, not whether they are proficient in using specific technology tools. If you are looking for information on getting certified to teach specific Microsoft products and technologies, visit the Microsoft Certified Trainer page.

School administrators: Consider integrating MCE certification into your teacher training or professional development program. The exam can be administered and proctored by educators on campus. You can purchase campus licenses via Microsoft Volume Licensing, through a Microsoft reseller, or from Certiport, Microsoft’s authorized MCE exam delivery partner. If your school or education organization has a license subscription to Microsoft Imagine Academy (MSIA), Microsoft’s global flagship employability skills program, your institution will receive 10 MCE exam vouchers each year so that your teachers can attain the MCE certification at no additional cost. If you’d like to learn more about MSIA and how to conveniently add a subscription for your education institution via Volume Licensing, see our detailed program information.