Microsoft Certified Educator

The Microsoft Certified Educator (MCE) certifies educators or administrators the knowledge of the global technology literacy competencies, in order to provide a rich, custom learning experience for students. This will also validate your understanding on the application of the technology tools to the education policy, curriculum and assessment, pedagogy, Information and Communications Technology (ICT), organization and administration, and professional development. This certification is ideal for educators-in-training, faculty of teacher training colleges, and in-service educators. For more information on how to be certified as a Microsoft Certified Educator, review the following six objective domains:

  1. Education Policy
  2. Curriculum and Assessment
  3. Pedagogy
  4. ICT
  5. Organization and Administration
  6. Professional Development


Number 1 Get started:

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Number 2 Review

For more information on objective domains, review them by clicking on each tab. Each objective domain is essential to receiving the certification of Microsoft Certified Educator.

Education Policy

This objective domain will demonstrate your understanding of the policy goals supported by the Competency Framework for Teachers (CFT) and its approaches. You will be identifying the target student outcomes from implementing a CFT-supported learning experience.

What is expected:

  1. Being able to identify the target student outcomes from implementing a CFT-supported learning experience
  2. Being able to identify key characteristics of classroom practices, and specify how these characteristics serve to implement policies

Curriculum and Assessment

This objective domain will assess your incorporation and evaluation of ICT instructional resources when given a curriculum or scenario.

What is expected:

  1. Predicting potential learning outcomes
  2. Evaluating validity, purpose, scope, cost considerations, licenses and copyright issues, classroom dynamics, group structure, and pedagogical approaches/models
  3. Evaluating formative versus summative approaches
  4. Matching specific curriculum standards to particular software packages and computer applications
  5. Describing how curriculum standards are supported by these applications
  6. Helping students acquire ICT skills within the context of their courses
  7. Using ICT to assess students’ acquisition of school subject matter knowledge
  8. Providing students with feedback on their progress using both formative and summative assessments


This objective domain will demonstrate your understanding of instructional teaching, incorporating ICT activities into lesson plans to support students’ acquisition of school subject matter knowledge, and using presentation software and digital resources to provide instructions.

What is expected:

  1. Integrating ICT learning theory models
  2. Creating learning activities by using ICT resources to support a specific educational outcome
  3. Applying ICT resources to "just in time" and spontaneous learning interactions
  4. Designing presentations that appropriately incorporate ICT resources

Information and Communications Technology (ICT)

This objective domain attests your knowledge of identifying hardware requirements and devices when given a specific learning activity, using the Internet, search engines, web-based email account, and software to support learning activities, and being able to select the most appropriate software application when given a scenario.

What is expected:

  1. Describing and demonstrating the basic tasks and uses of word processors, such as text entry, editing text, formatting text, and printing
  2. Describing and demonstrating basic features of presentation software, basic functions of graphic software
  3. Using a graphic software package to create a simple graphic display
  4. Describing the function and purpose of tutorial and drill and practice software, and how they support students' acquisition of knowledge of school subjects
  5. Locating off-the-shelf educational software packages and web resources
  6. Evaluating for their accuracy and alignment with curriculum standards, and matching them to the needs of specific students
  7. Using networked record-keeping software to take attendance, submit grades, and maintain student records
  8. Using common communication and collaboration technologies, such as text messaging, video conferencing, and web-based collaboration and social environments

Organization and Administration

This objective domain will validate your understanding on integrating learning activities, managing the use of ICT resources with individuals, small groups, and whole groups from different environments, and managing logistics and social interactions around ICT resources.

What is expected:

  1. Integrating the use of a computer laboratory into ongoing teaching activities
  2. Identifying appropriate and inappropriate social arrangements to use with various technologies

Professional Development

This objective domain attests your knowledge in using ICT resources to enhance teacher productivity, support professional learning, and identifying and managing Internet safety issues.

What is expected:

  1. Using ICT resources to enhance productivity and supporting the acquisition of subject matter and pedgogical knowledge
  2. Given a professional development goal, being able to identify an appropriate ICT resource, including distance and virtual learning
  3. Identifying and managing Internet safety issues, such as cyber-bullying, predators, communication forums, and acceptable use policies


Number 4Take Test

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