The Interstate New Teacher Assessment and Support Consortium (InTASC)-aligned micro-credentials are designed to prepare educators to guide students toward career- and college-readiness.
What is InTASC?
The Interstate New Teacher Assessment and Support Consortium (InTASC) is a consortium of state education agencies and national educational organizations dedicated to the reform of the preparation, licensing, and on-going professional development of teachers. InTASC has been working to develop model policy that states can use as a resource as they work to align their own teacher licensing systems. To date they have developed a set of core standards for the licensing of new teachers, describing what new teachers should know, how they should perform, and the necessary disposition for effective teaching.
BloomBoard’s dedicated instructional experts have analyzed these nationally recognized standards and defined the skills and competencies that align to them. Based on this information, a set of INTASC-aligned micro-credentials was developed. The micro-credentials provide a cohesive system of competency-based training for educational leaders, and can be integrated into career pathway structures, as well as licensure certification, and professional development programs.
The InTASC-aligned competencies are organized into topic clusters. The following provides a brief overview of the importance of each cluster of micro-credentials: