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Finding & Evaluating Information

Making Infographics

Audio Essentials: Basics of Recording


PBS Certified Media Literacy Educators have demonstrated mastery with 

  • evaluating, creating, and sharing media effectively to support their own learning
  • designing and implementing instruction and assessing student learning of these same skills

Once certified, you'll receive a letter of recognition from PBS to share with your school and district leaders

Certification is free.  (See FAQ.)

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Earn eight media literacy micro-credentials and automatically
become a PBS Certified Media Literacy Educator. 

How it works

1. Complete micro-credentials to showcase your media literacy teaching abilities.
2. Earn 8 micro-credentials and become a PBS Certified Media Literacy Educator.
3. Share your certification with school & district leaders with a letter of recognition from PBS.

Demonstrate your expertise in teaching PreK-12 students to think critically about their roles as media consumers and creators -- or in training teachers to do so.

Competency-based validation of media literacy skills for educators of all kinds.
PBS and KQED offer media literacy micro-credentials for free via the Digital Promise platform. Teachers, ToSAs, coaches, and librarians are all encouraged to apply. (See FAQ.)


  • Choose a micro-credential from the list below and log in to the Digital Promise platform.
  • Submit artifacts and reflections, as required for each micro-credential. Submissions will be reviewed and approved within 2 weeks.
  • Share your micro-credential badges with your peers and professional network.
  • Earn 8 micro-credentials and automatically become a PBS Certified Media Literacy Educator.
Evaluating Online Information
Critically Analyzing Media
Creating a Code of Conduct

Evaluating Online Tools for Classroom Use 

Making Media for Classroom Use: Images, Graphics & Interactives
Making Media for Classroom Use: 
Audio & Video

Implementing Media Projects 
in Early Childhood *

Implementing Media Projects 
in the Upper Grades *

Assessing Student Media

* For Certification choose one: Early Childhood or Upper Grades 

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PBS Media Literacy Educator Certification by KQED micro-credentials received a 2019 Award of Excellence from Tech & Learning magazine.