Micro-Credential Available for Keys to Beginning Reading

Are you interested in earning a micro-credential for completing our Keys to Beginning Reading professional development course?

Keys to Literacy has partnered with Credentials Unlimited to offer a Foundations of Literacy Acquisition micro-credential to educators who successfully complete our Keys to Beginning Reading online course. This includes the asynchronous or facilitated online course. Click here for an informational flyer. Click here to visit their website or contact them: info@credentialsunlimited.com

Click here to watch a 2-minute video explanation about this micro-credential.

Why obtain a micro-credential?

As educators participate in professional development to improve skills and knowledge about literacy instruction, micro-credentials provide a formal way to show that that the educator successfully completed a training course. Micro-credentials are an alternative to advanced degrees and provide a way for educators to take professional development of their choice. They can be compiled into stackable blocks of knowledge in a particular topic. Micro-credentials demonstrate continuing professional development, dedication and desire for improving one’s practice and knowledge through personalized learning.

The micro-credential for Keys to Beginning Reading meets a number of competencies listed on the informational flyer (click here for the flyer).

How do you obtain a micro-credential for Keys to Beginning Reading?

You must successfully complete the online course, and save your Certificate of Completion that is accessed at the end of the online course. You apply directly to Credentials Unlimited for the micro-credential and submit your Certificate of Completion to them. They will arrange for you to take an online assessment that will show you have learned the competencies for Foundations of Literacy Acquisition. Click here to register with Credential Unlimited and take the assessment. Follow the directions for payment and taking the assessment.

To pass, you must obtain an 80% or higher on this assessment. You will have three attempts to pass this exam. If you do not pass, your payment is NOT refunded.

What is Credentials Unlimited and who do I contact if I have questions?

Credentials Unlimited’s mission is to provide cost effective micro-credentials for teachers and administrators that are aligned to The International Dyslexia Association’s Knowledge and Practice Standards. Click here to visit their website or contact them: info@credentialsunlimited.com


We are closely monitoring the COVID-19 situation and the impact on our employees and the schools where we provide professional development.

During this time period when onsite, face-to-face training and coaching is not possible, we offer multiple options for accessing our literacy PD content and instructional practices.

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