CERTIFICATION


CENTA Certification and Micro-Credentials signal your professional excellence in teaching.


CENTA Certification and Micro-Credentials is a certification for Grade 1 to 12 teachers, designed to recognize outstanding teachers and connect them to a range of opportunities. It is based on the CENTA Standards. If you are a full-time teacher, supplementary or voluntary teacher or an aspiring teacher such as a B.Ed student or a professional fellow in Education, the CENTA Certification is meant for you.

CENTA Certification and Micro-Credentials aim to:

  • Deeply assess the varied aspects of excellence in teaching and recognize outstanding teachers.
  • Facilitate a professional growth environment for teachers by connecting them with aligned career opportunities – these may include weightage in recruitment process of schools, providing inputs to a school’s promotion process, access to unique professional development options and additional roles such as curriculum developer, teacher trainer, etc.
  • Support professional development of teachers, by providing participants with a detailed view of their performance in different competencies, and potentially connecting them to training entities. Please note that CENTA itself is an independent certification entity and does not provide training for teachers.

Several reputed schools and institutions, such as GEMS International Schools in India and UAE, Podar International Schools, Global India International School and Lodha World School are giving weightage to CENTA Certified teachers in their recruitment.


CENTA Certification has a thorough research-backed approach with the involvement of who's who in education.


Ms. Naganandini GNS,
CENTA Certified, Manthan International School Hyderabad

CENTA Certification taught me something different at every step. Professionally, I am stronger, sharper and smarter now.


Mr. Barad Jayendra,
CENTA Certified, Podar International School, Junagadh

CENTA Certification currently consists of five Micro-Credentials.


* The first four Micro-Credentials can be taken independently and at the candidate’s own pace. CENTA Micro-Credentials are relevant for specific roles/opportunities. All five modules, when completed successfully, add up to the CENTA Certification. Additional specialist modules will be added over time; for example, Technology in Education, Diversity & Inclusion.


Subject
Expertise
  • Knowledge, Conceptual Understanding and Application of the subject;
  • Linkages with other topics of the same subject and with other subjects;
  • Purpose of the subject in overall development of the student.
Classroom Communication
  • Understanding of child development and Diversity;
  • Understanding of different classroom managment techniques and their implementation;
  • Ability to engage and motivate students;
  • Verball communication(language, comprehension, structuring, senstivity, etc.).
Content
Development
  • Understanding of Child Learning and Development stages, including Diversity in learning patterns;
  • Overall academic and non-academic planning with focus on appropriate sequence and linkages;
  • Lesson Planning including defining learning objectives, pedagogical methods and resources;
  • Using common tools in different areas of technology in education specific to content development;
  • Written Communication skills(structuring, language, etc.).
Student Assessment & Remediation
  • Understanding of Child Learning and Development stages, including Diversity in learning;
  • Understanding of different purposes of assessment and linkage with appropriate methods and tools;
  • Deriving qualitative and quantitative insights;
  • Development of suitable individual learning plans and communication of feedback to students/parents.
Professional Competencies
  • Self awareness and development;
  • Interaction with peers;
  • Engagment with parents and community;
  • Knowledge of relevant Regulations;
  • Skills such as problem solving, interpersonal skills, work planning and time managment, basic computer literacy.
  • Knowledge, Conceptual Understanding and Application of the subject;
  • Linkages with other topics of the same subject and with other subjects;
  • Purpose of the subject in overall development of the student.
  • Understanding of Child Learning and Development stages, including Diversity in learning patterns;
  • Overall academic and non-academic planning with focus on appropriate sequence and linkages;
  • Lesson Planning including defining learning objectives, pedagogical methods and resources;
  • Using common tools in different areas of technology in education specific to content development;
  • Written Communication skills(structuring, language, etc.).
  • Understanding of Child Learning and Development stages, including Diversity in learning;
  • Understanding of different purposes of assessment and linkage with appropriate methods and tools;
  • Deriving qualitative and quantitative insights;
  • Development of suitable individual learning plans and communication of feedback to students/parents.
  • Self awareness and development;
  • Interaction with peers;
  • Engagment with parents and community;
  • Knowledge of relevant Regulations;
  • Skills such as problem solving, interpersonal skills, work planning and time managment, basic computer literacy.
  • Understanding of child development and Diversity;
  • Understanding of different classroom managment techniques and their implementation;
  • Ability to engage and motivate students;
  • Verball communication(language, comprehension, structuring, senstivity, etc.).





Choose from 14 different subject tracks. Choose the level tailored for you.


The Certification and Micro-Credentials are currently available in 14 subject-grade combinations. The syllabus is Board agnostic:

  • Primary (Language, Maths, EVS) in English, Hindi, Tamil, Telugu medium
  • Middle School English, Middle School Maths, Middle School Science, Middle School Social Studies (All in English medium)
  • High School English, High School Maths, High School Biology, High School Physics, High School Chemistry and High School Economics (All in English medium)

More subjects will be added over time.

Levels of CENTA Certification


CENTA Level 1
(typically less than 3 years of experience)
  • New School Teachers - Subject Expertise & Classroom Communication Micro-Credentials (Level 1)*
  • Supplemental Teachers - Subject Expertise Micro-Credential (Level 1/2/3)
  • Professional Fellows in education - Opportunity to complete relevant Certification Micro-Credentials along with fellowship
  • Mid Career professionals volunteering in or entering teacher - Subject Expertise & Classroom Communication Micro-Credentials (Level 1)
CENTA Level 2
(typically 3 to 10 years of experience)
  • Subject leads for a school or organization or network - Subject Expertise Micro-Credential (Level 2/3)
  • Coordinators/Coaches - Student Assessment and Classroom Communication Micro-Credentials (Level 2/3)
  • Contributors to textbooks or technology-based content - Content Development or Student Assessment & Remediation or Technology in Education**Micro-Credentials
  • Supplemental teachers - (Level 1/2/3)
CENTA Level 3
(typically more than 10 years of experience)
  • Subject leads for a school or organization or network - (Level 2/3)
  • Coordinators/Coaches - (Level 2/3)
  • Vice Principal/Principal - Professional Competencies Micro-Credentials (Level 2/3)
  • Textbook authors or tech-in-ed product heads - Content Development or Student Assessment & Remediation or Technology in Education**Micro-Credentials
  • Supplemental teachers - (Level 1/2/3)

Please note that the number of years of experience for defining levels is only meant to be a guideline and candidates should refer to the CENTA Standards to select the level that suits their experience and competencies the best.

Fully-technology enabled, you can take it online from anywhere, at your convenience.


* Currently, registrations are open for all Micro-Credentials in all subject tracks every month.

  • CENTA Certification is fully technology-enabled and the submissions can be done online from anywhere.
  • The Assessment of the Submissions is undertaken by a panel of Expert Assessors.
  • Each module entails the candidate to take module specific submissions and a remotely proctored test

If you have participated in CENTA Teaching Professionals’ Olympiad (TPO) in the same subject-grade combination, your TPO scores can be considered in place of certain objective questions in the Proctored Assessment. Different CENTA Standards tested in the Micro-Credential have different weightages in the process.

Details of competencies tested in each Micro-Credential, along with submission requirements and the assessment instruments used


Earn a CENTA Micro-Credential

Earn all five CENTA Micro-Credentials to get


One week or one month, take your pick.


The submission timeline for each Micro-Credential can be spread over a month/30 days. The proctored test will be scheduled in the last week of the one-month window (on Friday-Saturday unless it is a public holiday, in which case it will be scheduled for the following day).

CENTA will declare the results within two months of the candidate taking a particular Micro-Credential. For instance, if a candidate enrols in December, the results will be declared in February. Enrolment for the CENTA Certification in any subject-grade will start when the first Micro-Credential for the particular subject-grade combination is available.


* Please find key below
Month PRI
(EN)
PRI
(HN)
PRI
(TA)
PRI
(TE)
MEN
(EN)
MSC
(EN)
MSS
(EN)
MMA
(EN)
HEN
(EN)
HMA
(EN)
HPH
(EN)
HCH
(EN)
HBI
(EN)
HEC
(EN)
March CC
CD
SA
PC
CC
SE
CD
SA
PC
CC
SE
CD
SA
PC
CC
SE
CD
SA
PC
April CC
SE
PC
CC
SE
PC
CC
SE
PC
May CC
PC
CC
PC
CC
PC
CD
SA
CD
SA
CD
SA
CC
SE
PC
CC
SE
PC
CC
SE
PC
CC
SE
PC
June CD
SA
CD
SA
CD
SA
CD
SA
CD
SA
CD
SA
CD
SA
Module PRI
(EN)
PRI
(HN)
PRI
(TA)
PRI
(TE)
MEN
(EN)
MSC
(EN)
MSS
(EN)
MMA
(EN)
HEN
(EN)
HMA
(EN)
HPH
(EN)
HCH
(EN)
HBI
(EN)
HEC
(EN)
Classroom
Communication
Mar May May May Mar Mar Apr Mar Apr Apr May May May May
Subject Expertise Mar Mar Apr Mar Apr Apr May May May May
Content
Development
Mar Jun Jun Jun Mar Mar May Mar May May Jun Jun Jun Jun
Student
Assessment and
Remediation
Mar Jun Jun Jun Mar Mar May Mar May May Jun Jun Jun Jun
Professional
Competencies
Mar May May May Mar Mar Apr Mar Apr Apr May May May May

Key

PRIMARY (Language,Maths,EVS)
  • PRI (EN) - English medium
  • PRI (HN) - Hindi medium
  • PRI (TA) - Tamil medium
  • PRI (TE) - Telugu medium
MIDDLE SCHOOL(All in English medium)
  • MEN (EN) - Middle School English MMA
  • MMA (EN) - Middle School Maths
  • MSS (EN) - Middle School Social Studies
  • MSC (EN) - Middle School Science
HIGH SCHOOL(All in English medium)
  • HEN (EN) - High School English
  • MMA(EN) - High School Maths
  • HPH (EN) - High School Physics
  • HCH (EN) - High School Chemistry
  • HCH (EN) - High School Biology
  • HCH (EN) - High School Economics
MICRO-CREDENTIALS
  • CC - Clasroom Communication
  • SE - Subject Expertise
  • CD - Current Development
  • SA - Student Assessment and Remediation
  • PC - Professional Competencies

What you, as a CENTA Certified teacher, experience


CENTA Certificate &
Micro-Credential

CENTA Micro-Credential can be earned by achieving cut-off scores. Higher cut-off will lead to Micro-Credential with distinction. CENTA Certificate can be earned by scoring an aggregate cut-off in all five modules.

Confidential Performance
Report

A confidential performance report (only to candidates), providing scores with strength and development areas in competencies assessed. This can be used for specfic inputs into professional development.

Opportunities

CENTA Certification and Micro-Credentials signals your professional excellence and opens doors to great opportunities in recognition and career growth. Similarly, your participation in Teaching Professionals' Olympiad (TPO) brings you recognition and opportunities to further your professional development and growth.

Professional Development
Linkages

Access to information for addressing specific professional development needs: Online content, Online courses and Training entities (CENTA does not provde professional development but can provide information on options)

A few things to keep in mind before you get started


You must be:
  1.   At least 18 years of age as on the date of application; and
  2.   A graduate in any discipline (or a diploma holder in Education if not a graduate).

Pre-requisite for each Micro-Credential

Subject Expertise
  • Computer with internet, webcam and microphone for proctored test
  • Access to a classroom not required
Content Development
  • Computer with internet, webcam and microphone for proctored test
  • Access to a classroom not required
Student Assessment and Remediation
  • Computer with internet, webcam and microphone for proctored test
  • Access to a set of students (minimum 10), to whom the assessment can be administered
Classroom Communication
  • Computer with internet, webcam and microphone for proctored test
  • Access to a classroom - the classroom video can be recorded using a mobile phone. It should capture students (minimum 10) and the teacher in the frame. Any permissions, if required, must be secured
Professional Competencies
  • Computer with internet, webcam and microphone for proctored test and interview
  • Access to professional peers (defined broadly) and parents of students
  • The surveys will be confidential and anonymous. The scores will not be added but a minimum score will be considered for awarding the Micro-Credential. You will provide the contacts of the respondents and ensure that the respondents fill the surveys on time

A few things to keep in mind before you get started


Fees in India

  For each Micro-Credential (L1/L2) :

  INR 4,000 each (i.e. Rs. 3390 + GST)


   For each Micro-Credential (L3) :

   INR 4720 each (i.e. Rs. 4000 + GST)


   For CENTA Certification (L1/L2) :

  INR 12,000 (including GST)


   For CENTA Certification (L3) :

   INR 15,000 (including GST)


Fees outside India

  For each Micro-Credential (L1/L2/L3) :

  USD 150 (AED 550)


  For CENTA Certification (L1/L2/L3) :

  USD 750 (AED 2755)


If you are a winner of CENTA Teaching Professionals’ Olympiad (TPO) working with students from a lower socio-economic background, you may be considered for a partial scholarship/reduced fee. Please write to us at certification@centa.org if you fit this criterion.

Please note

  • Any expenses associated with submission or travel will be entirely borne by you and are not part of the registration fee mentioned above.
  • There is no difference in fees for different subject-grade combinations.

Validity

The CENTA Certificate will be valid for five years from the date of award, and can be renewed thereafter. The awardee can also upgrade to the next level any time, based on his/her readiness to demonstrate the required competencies for that level.

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