Teaching with Technology: Professional Development at No Cost


Lamar University and Microsoft have partnered to provide a unique, low-cost professional development program for teachers and districts. At a time when many schools are embedding technology in the classroom, Lamar University and Microsoft are making the transition to a digital-age educator as rewarding as possible.

Microsoft provides the standards-based Teaching with Technology professional development at no cost. Teachers who pass a rigorous exam based on the Teaching with Technology curriculum are awarded the respected Microsoft Certified Educator (MCE) professional credential. Lamar University then extends the opportunity for teachers to gain up to six graduate credit hours, tuition-free for completing the professional development activities and demonstrating implementation in the classroom.

These credit-granting professional development opportunities are available online and offer the flexibility required by busy professional educators. Local workshops and training can be provided for a small additional cost.

To take advantage of this program, follow these easy steps:

  1. Sign up for the Microsoft Educator Network and take the Teaching with Technology online course.
  2. Take the Microsoft Certified Educator (MCE) Exam
  3. Register with Lamar University to earn either 3 or 6 hours of graduate level credit. You pay no tuition. Graduate credits are provided tuition free with a $100 per credit hour transcription fee. An additional $100 portfolio evaluation fee is required for the portfolio assessment.
  • Option 1 – $300 for 3 hours of credit
  • Option 2 – $700 for 6 hours of credit and your Digital Educator Certificate

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