Microsoft Corporation

Microsoft Certified Educator (MCE)


Credential: Microsoft Certified Educator (MCE)
Credentialing Agency: Microsoft Corporation

Renewal Period: varies

The Microsoft Corporation, Microsoft Certified Educator (MCE) is an intermediate-level certification that validates an individual has the global educator technology literacy competencies needed to provide a rich, custom learning experience for students. 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. Candidates must pass one exam to earn certification. There are no prerequisites to sit for the exam; however, Microsoft offers a comprehensive e-learning curriculum, 21CLD, to help educators prepare for this rigorous exam.

More information can be found on the certifying agency's website.

Microsoft Certified Educator (MCE)

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

Attainability:    high

Eligibility Requirements 

  • Credential Prerequisite
  • Experience
  • Education
  • Training
  • Membership
  • Other
  • Fee

Note: This credential may have multiple options for a Service member to meet eligibility requirements. Requirements listed here are based on the minimum degree required.

Exam Requirements (View Details)

  • Exam
  • Written Exam
  • Oral Exam
  • Practical Exam
  • Performance Assessment

Exam Administration (View Details)

  • In-person exam
  • Remote proctored on-line exam
  • Third-party test vendor

RECERTIFICATION SUMMARY

Renewal Period: varies

  • Continuing Education
  • Exam
  • Continuing Education OR Exam
  • Fee
  • Other

AGENCY CONTACT INFORMATION

Microsoft Corporation

One Microsoft Way
Redmond, WA  98052-6399

Phone: (800) 636-7544

Contact Page

Written Exam 62-193

  • Facilitate Student Collaboration
    • Determine the level to which a learning activity meets the rubric for collaboration
    • Analyze, evaluate, design, and manage the learning environment to facilitate student collaboration, given a set of resources available in a classroom
  • Facilitate Skilled Communication
    • Modify a learning activity to meet the rubric for the highest level of skilled communication
    • Evaluate student product examples to determine the level to which they meet the skilled communication rubric
  • Facilitate Knowledge Construction
    • Determine the level to which a learning activity meets the knowledge construction rubric
    • Transform a didactic learning situation into an activity that requires students to apply knowledge in a new context that facilitates interdisciplinary learning
  • Facilitate Self-Regulation
    • Determine the level to which a learning activity meets the rubric for self-regulation
    • Determine which opportunities facilitate an environment of self-regulation
  • Facilitate Real World Problem Solving and Innovation
    • Determine the level to which a learning activity meets the rubric for real world problem solving
    • Select a strategy to encourage students to problem-solve, innovate, and apply a solution that benefits others in the real world
  • Facilitate Student use of Information and Communication Tools (ICT)
    • Determine the level to which a learning activity meets the rubric for use of ICT learning
    • Fulfill student learning outcomes by using Microsoft technology tools
    • Select the best ICT resource to help resolve or manage the logistical challenges of reaching the desired educational outcome
  • Use ICT to be an Effective Educator
    • Determine which ICT resource supports a specified educational outcome
    • Determine the appropriate pedagogical approach to meet an educational outcome using ICT resources
    • Select an appropriate ICT resource to reach a professional development goal
    • Evaluate responses to a scenario involving Digital Citizenship

Exam Preparation Resources

There are a number of resources available to help you prepare for the Microsoft Certified Educator (MCE) examination:

An additional resource is O'Reilly Learning Safari Books Online, a searchable digital library that provides online access to thousands of books, training videos and conference sessions. See the Educational Resources section on the Related Sites page here on COOL to learn how to get free access.

Testing Information

  • Exam Administration

    Credential exams may be administered in-person at a testing site, proctored on-line remotely, or have options for both. If an exam is administered through a test vendor, the third-party test vendor box will be checked. The following test administration options apply to the Microsoft Certified Educator (MCE) credential where checked:

    • In-person exam
    • Remote proctored on-line exam
    • Third-party test vendor
  • For more information on the Microsoft Corporation testing process, visit the agency website.

RECERTIFICATION

Microsoft Certified Educator (MCE)

Renewal Period: varies

The Microsoft Certified Educator (MCE) credential has the following recertification information:

  • Existing MCE certification holders have 1 year from the date of a new exam version to take the new exam to maintain certification.  After 1 year has passed, the MCE Certification will be removed from the transcript if the new exam has not been successfully taken and passed.
  • Note: Marine Corps COOL will only pay recertification fees for the current year, no arrears will be paid. Voucher requests for recertification fees must be submitted with proof of the current status of the certification (for example, a screen shot of your credentialing agency dashboard or a copy of a current fee receipt).

In Demand

This certification is considered in demand. The U.S. Department of Labor sponsored CareerOneStop's analysis indicates the certification is frequently mentioned in online job postings.

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COOL Bucks

See your installation Education Service Officer for credential exam information and coordinating instructions.

COOL Summary

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Some

Credential is related to some tasks associated with the duties of the military occupation (at least one critical task but less than 80%)

Most

Credential is directly related to most of the major duties associated with the military occupation (at least 80%)

Other

Credential is related to this military occupation, but is more advanced or specialized and therefore will likely require additional education, training, or experience

CA Eligible

This certification is eligible for CA.

Star

Star credentials are MOS enhancing, as designated by the Proponent. MOS enhancing credentials are directly related to an MOS or ASI, are taught either partially or completely as part of a Program of Instruction (POI), and improves the MOS technical proficiency.

Skill Level

The Skill Level reflects the level, based on MOS training and/or experience, the Soldier should be the most prepared to successfully earn the credential. See the Table Legend for details about each level.

Navy Bucks

Credential voucher or reimbursement for credential exam, re-certification, or maintenance fee has been approved for payment through the Navy's Credential Program Office. To get a voucher request form, click Menu at the top of any page, then click "2 Complete Voucher and Apply" under Credentialing Steps.

CG Bucks

Current Coast Guard policy states all credentials listed on CG COOL may be reimbursed assuming the enlisted service member meets the eligibility requirements as outlined in the Coast Guard Voluntary Credentialing Program Policy (COMDTINST 1540.1(series))

Early Career

1-3 years experience; Enlisted E1 through E4

Mid Career

4-10 years experience; Enlisted E5 through E6

Late Career

10+ years experience; Enlisted E7 through E9

Early Career

1-3 years experience; Enlisted “A” School through E5

Mid Career

4-10 years experience; Enlisted E6 through E7

Late Career

10+ years experience; Enlisted E8 through E9

Early Career

1-6 years experience; Officer O1 through O2

Mid Career

6-12 years experience; Officer O3 through O5

Late Career

12+ years experience; Officer O6 and Above

GI Bill®

Reimbursement for exam fees has been approved for payment through the GI Bill.

Note: GI Bill approval data is updated quarterly. For the latest information, visit the WEAMS Licenses/Certifications Search page. Make sure to select "Both" in the LAC Category Type drop-down before searching.

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ANAB (ANSI)

This credential has been accredited by ANAB (ANSI).

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ICAC

This credential has been accredited by ICAC.

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ABSNC

This credential has been accredited by ABSNC.

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NCCA

This credentialing program has been accredited by NCCA.

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IAS

This credential has been accredited by IAS.

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Low

May be difficult to attain: minimum education requirement is a Bachelor's degree, and/or minimum experience is 10 or more years.

Note: In some cases “years of experience” refers to time actively on duty or while holding a certain occupation or prior certification and not always in consecutive calendar years. Additional years required for certain preliminary stages may not be included in this classification. For requirements measured in hours, 1080 hours was considered a year. For days, 365 days was considered a year. Please review all prerequisites and requirements for eligibility, and additional information for details.

Medium

Moderate ease of attainment: minimum education requirement = Associate's and/or prerequisite and/or minimum experience = more than 2 years and less than 10 years of experience.

Note: In some cases “years of experience” refers to time actively on duty or while holding a certain occupation or prior certification and not always in consecutive calendar years. Additional years required for certain preliminary stages may not be included in this classification. For requirements measured in hours, 1080 hours was considered a year. For days, 365 days was considered a year. Please review all prerequisites and requirements for eligibility, and additional information for details.

High

Highly attainable: minimum education requirement = HS or less and/or minimum experience = 2 years or less experience and no additional requirements.

Note: In some cases “years of experience” refers to time actively on duty or while holding a certain occupation or prior certification and not always in consecutive calendar years. Additional years required for certain preliminary stages may not be included in this classification. For requirements measured in hours, 1080 hours was considered a year. For days, 365 days was considered a year. Please review all prerequisites and requirements for eligibility, and additional information for details.

MOS is Military Occupational Specialty
ASI is Additional Skill Identifier
WOMOS is Warrant Officer Military Occupational Specialty
AOC is Area Of Concentration Officer
Functional Area
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Registered Apprenticeship

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Updated: January 29, 2021
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