Micro-Credentials Offered by the University of Maine System

List of micro-credentials available on Badgr.

Learn more about each micro-credential:

Introductory Volunteer Management Micro-Credential

Introductory Volunteer Management Micro-Credential

Large Additive Manufacturing Operations Micro-Credential

Large Additive Manufacturing Operations Micro-Credential

Youth Aquaculture Micro-Credential

Youth Aquaculture Micro-Credential

And more coming soon!

UMS Micro-Credential Development

The University of Maine System Micro-Credential Initiative is now offering a development series to assist those who are interested in developing a UMS Micro-Credential. Visit the UMS Micro-Credential Development page to learn more about the course and how to register!

List of micro-badges available on Badgr.

The term “micro-badge” is used to refer to a granular representation of skills, knowledge, and/or abilities. Micro-badges can “stand-alone” or be stacked into micro-credential pathways. Stacked micro-badges add significant value to a micro-credential. Micro-badges can be developed both internally or externally to recognize the skills and competencies that were developed or strengthened. Micro-badges can also represent certifications and industry-recognized credentials or similar types of credentials. Examples of external micro-badges include the eight Education Design Lab 21st Century skills badges, IC3 Digital Literacy Certification, and CompTIA A+ certification badges.

Learn more about each UMS micro-badge:

Other Mapped Micro-Badges in Academic Courses:

  • University of Maine, CMJ 103: Public Speaking – EDL Oral Communication
  • University of Maine at Presque Isle, BUS/COM 210: Organizational Communication – EDL Oral Communication
  • University of Maine at Augusta, COM 101: Public Speaking – EDL Oral Communication
  • University of Maine, RLE 22: Research Learning Experience – EDL Creative Problem Solving
  • University of Maine at Presque Isle, PCJ 215: Business Communication – EDL Oral Communication
  • University of Maine Honors College, HON 211: Honors Civilizations – EDL Oral Communication

View the entire badge catalogue of all available University of Maine System badges on the Badgr Public Page (External Site).

List of micro-credentials available from the Education Design Lab’s 21st Century Skill Badges:

Do you have the 21st Century, transferable skills that employers want? Do you feel a need to keep up-to-date in this fast-changing economy? Is there a particular skill that will help you to advance? The University of Maine System was selected as one of three institutions to participate in the Education Design Lab’s Badged to Hire initiative (External Site).

Education Design Lab developed eight 21st Century Skill badges to help employers find the talent they need:

  • Collaboration
  • Creative Problem Solving
  • Critical Thinking
  • Empathy
  • Initiative
  • Intercultural Fluency
  • Oral Communication
  • Resilience

To register or learn more, visit our 21st Century Skill Badges webpage.

You may also earn these 21st Century Skills micro-badges in “mapped” courses and activities. 

Noun Project Attributions

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Contact Us

Are you interested in earning micro-credentials or learning more about how to earn them? Contact ums.mc@maine.edu.

Last Updated: 2/22/23