Did you know that you can earn FREE contact hours at your own pace? Thanks to NEA’s Micro-credentials, MEA members get a whole series of educational topics to choose from. Each of these micro-credentials can earn you up to 15 contact hours for state recertification.


  • Classroom Management
  • Education Support Professionals: Professional Growth Continuum (Proficient Level)
  • English Language Learners
  • Family Engagement
  • Restorative Practices
  • Supporting LGBTQ Students
  • Trauma Informed Pedagogy

So dive into the stacks here, and when you’re ready to start your learning adventure, just follow the enrollment instructions. It’s all about learning on your terms!

As a reminder, Ed Techs need 45 contact hours to stay recertified every 5 years, while teachers need 90 contact hours to keep their certification updated in the same 5-year span. Get ready to level up your professional game!

See MEA’s Micro-Credential Library