About University of Maine System Micro-Credentials for University of Maine System Students and Learners

How can a micro-credential benefit learners?

Hiring managers are looking for candidates who can demonstrate their ability to apply knowledge and skills in real-world settings. In fact, 86% of hiring managers indicate that it is “very important” that job candidates demonstrate the ability to apply knowledge and skills in real-world settings, according to Hart Research. But only 39% of hiring managers believe that the average recent college graduate is well prepared to apply these skills in real-world, professional settings.

Micro-credentials quickly establish that you have marketable skills, competencies and experiences.


Stand out and be recognized!

All micro-credentials meet quality standards and are offered at no extra cost to the learner.

Explore your options below!


What University of Maine System micro-credentials can University of Maine System students earn?

  • 4-H STEM Ambassadors
  • Career Prepared
  • Global Competency
  • Innovation
  • Leadership
  • Dawnland – Maine Indian History Micro-Badge
  • Undergraduate Research Scholar

How to get started:

Each badge has a set of criteria and evidence to earn it. Evidence is assessed by faculty or staff.

Not an enrolled University of Maine System student? Learn more about micro-credentials for professionals and community members. Open to University of Maine System students as well.


What University of Maine System micro-credentials can grade 6-12 students earn?

How to get started:

Each badge has a set of criteria and evidence to earn it. Evidence is assessed by faculty or staff.

  • Email Ryder Scott (ryder.scott@maine.edu) for more information about the 4-H Outdoor Leadership program

21st Century Skill Badges – the BadgedToHire initiative:

Learners can earn eight Education Design Lab 21st Century Skills Micro-Badges. There is no charge for University of Maine System students.

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

These skill badges can also be earned in specific courses and programs. Contact ums.mc@maine.edu for details.


 

Register for 21st Century Skill Badges Here

21st Century Skills Badges
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Note: Although we encourage students to start by earning the Resilience Badge first, students may earn any badge at any time. Use the registration link above to register for any badge. Email ums.mc@maine.edu for more information!


Share your badges!

Your earned badges are collected in your Badgr Backpack (External Site) and can be shared on professional social media such as LinkedIn, or on your website or portfolio.

Badgr is the University of Maine System digital badging platform. To learn more about your badges and ways to share your accomplishments, please see our Badgr Guide (PDF).

Did you know? Learners who share their badges on LinkedIn get six times the number of views!


Contact Us

Do you have a question? Email us at ums.mc@maine.edu.