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What is a Microcredential?

Microcredentials provide you the freedom to learn the skills you need and earn digital proof. Do you want to stand out? Earn your digital badge and showcase your skills, with microcredentials from SUNY Oswego.

🗓 Convenient -Learn skills in months, not years

🧱 Stackable -Gain credits toward Advanced degrees

🛄 Portable -Earn a digital badge to display your knowledge 


What is a Digital Badge?

A digital badge is a new credential that will enable you to demonstrate particular skills you have gained through learning experiences. A digital badge is an icon that helps you stand out and shows employers that you know a specific skill set. Digital badges are credentials you own, so you can decide how you want to use them. Once you earn a badge, you own it. Digital badges will help you stand out on social media, and make you stand out on your digital resume.

Earn & Highlight Your Microcredential

Step 1 

Discover and enroll in your chosen microcredential program.

Instructions for enrollment are on each program page.  

Step 2

Complete the requirements for the microcredential.  

No two microcredentials at SUNY Oswego are the same.  Each has different requirements for completion.  Some consist of academic courses; non-credit training, while others may include completing a project.  Please carefully review the requirements on each program page.

Step 3 

Accept your badge through Credly. 

Digital badges are the visual icons that represent your microcredential.  Credly is the platform SUNY Oswego uses to issue digital badges. Once you complete all of the requirements of your microcredential, you will be given instructions to accept your badge through Credly.

Step 4

Show off your badge!

Use and share your badge on digital resumes, LinkedIn, Twitter, etc. Your digital badge is clickable and houses information such as the date earned, the criteria required to earn the badge, and the evidence that shows that you have met the required criteria.

Why enroll in a microcredential program?

  • Smaller than a minor and less time commitment necessary. No more than 11 credits can be earned in as little as 3 months (or 1 semester).
  • Be a lifelong learner. You get to choose what you learn about without committing to a full degree.
  • Our microcredentials are offered in two different facets: credit-bearing or non-credit. If you receive Oswego credit for completing the degree, it will be on your SUNY Oswego academic record and you earn a digital badge. If you choose non-credit, you will earn your digital badge through Credly. 
  • No need to stress about fees or extra costs. Microcredentials are part of a straight tuition rate, so you only pay what you sign up for. 

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For Faculty & Staff

Why should you make a SUNY Oswego microcredential available? To help students define and give proof of skills learned. Microcredentials are smaller than a minor but provide digital proof of completion. The goal of our microcredential program is to satisfy the needs of both students and industry today and in the future.

How to make a microcredential

Integrative Professional Studies

Do you want to know how some students turn microcredentials into a degree? Our Integrative Professional Studies (IPS) can be your pathway to a BS or BA degree. Find out more about our brand-new Integrative Professional Studies.

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