Are you a faculty member looking to build your students’ technical skills? Is your department or institution looking to transform its technology curriculum to prepare students for future careers? Microsoft Learn for Educators (MSLE) enables you to bring Microsoft Official Curriculum into your classroom to build your students’ technical skills for the future.
Educators that meet either of the following criteria can apply:
- Educators and faculty members at higher education institutions that offer accredited degree, diploma, certificate, or continuing or further education programs, such as colleges, universities, community colleges, polytechnics
- Educators at secondary schools with STEM focused curriculum
If you are applying on behalf of a secondary school, please describe your STEM focused program and how you plan on implementing the Microsoft courses in your program.
There are two program options. You can participate as an Individual Educator. You can also nominate your Institution to be part of MSLE Educational Institution option, once you sign up as Individual Educator. If your institution already participates in MSLE, you can indicate that when you sign up as well. Visit Program Options and Sign up to learn more.
|Offering||Educational institution||Individual educator|
|Microsoft Fundamentals curriculum and teaching materials1||✓||✓|
|Microsoft Advanced Role-Based curriculum and teaching materials 1||✓||✓|
|Microsoft Certification practice assessment||Free||Free|
|Microsoft Certification exam voucher - Fundamentals||Discounted||Discounted|
|Microsoft Certification exam voucher - ARB||Free||Free|
|Microsoft Learn for Educators community1||✓||✓|
|Community program manager1||✓||✓|
|Joint PR opportunities with Microsoft PR Tool Kit1||✓||✘|
|On-demand Virtual Educator Prep Session recordings1||✓||✓|
|Technical training via Microsoft Virtual Training Days1||✓||✓|
|Curated tools for teaching||✓||✓|
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Microsoft curriculum and teaching materials
MSLE provides access to a curriculum of Official Microsoft Learning Products.
Microsoft Fundamentals curriculum provides foundational-level knowledge of cloud computing, AI, cybersecurity, and business applications. They are ideal for students starting or thinking about a career in technology.
Microsoft Advanced Role-Based curriculum provides associate level knowledge of Microsoft cloud and business application services. They are ideal for students looking to begin learning valuable job role skills.
Each course covers the topics that get your students ready for the Microsoft Certification exam. The lessons are based on real-world scenarios and contain practice exercises. These materials have been designed for instructor-led and blended learning models and can be delivered remotely or in person. They directly align to Microsoft Learn online learning paths, which are collections of training modules, that are delivered wholesale or via the modular components.
To learn more about how to access and use these resources, review the MSLE teaching materials.
Microsoft Certification practice assessment
Practice is a key part of preparation. Practice Assessments on Microsoft Learn allows you to assess your knowledge and fill knowledge gaps so that you are better prepared for your certification exam. These assessments provide you with an overview of the style, wording, and difficulty of the questions you’re likely to experience on the exam. Through these assessments, you’re able to assess your readiness, determine where additional preparation is needed, and fill knowledge gaps bringing you one step closer to the likelihood of passing your exam.
You can view the availability of the Practice Assessments at https://aka.ms/MSLEPracticeAssessments.
Microsoft Certification exam voucher
To prepare you for delivering cutting-edge technical instruction in your classes, we suggest that all faculty members get certified in the content they will be teaching. As one of the benefits of this program, all educators will receive a discounted/free Microsoft Certification exam voucher as follow:
- Microsoft Fundamentals certification - Discounted
- Microsoft Advanced Role-based certification - Free
Use this voucher to take the certification exam associated with the course you will teach. These vouchers are non-transferable and can be redeemed through any PearsonVue testing center.
Lab seats provide you with the ability to provision Azure-based labs to your students, enabling their hands-on experience and skills validation. Through this MSLE program benefit, we provide you with free/discounted lab seats, as an opportunity to incorporate learning experiences beyond those experiences found in the Microsoft Learn sandbox.
This offer is subject to change in the future with or without prior notice
Microsoft Learn for Educators community
Engage and collaborate with an exclusive, global community of educators. As part of the program, you will gain access to a Microsoft Teams-based online network of fellow educators and Microsoft team members. This is your opportunity to keep learning, to share, connect, discover best practices, and find support to make a huge impact in your classes. In the MSLE Teams community, we also share announcements, details about exclusive events, and other training opportunities to help you develop your technical acumen and new techniques for bringing technical training to life.
Please note that access to the community requires you to opt in to the Microsoft Teams Educator community during sign-up.
Community program manager
Our community program managers are here to assist you every step of the way, from guiding you through instructor-led onboarding sessions to helping you teach your initial course. Their goal is to ensure both your personal success and the success of your students, building new technical skills for the future. The support provided by our program managers extends to six languages, namely English, Arabic, Chinese, French, Portuguese, and Spanish. By utilizing the MSLE Teams Community, you have the convenience of posting your MSLE questions and obtaining direct responses. Additionally, you can take advantage of office hours for further support.
By utilizing our MSLE office hours, you have the chance to access extra support and guidance. During these designated times, our community program managers and the MSLE program team will be present to assist you with any questions, concerns, or challenges you may encounter. Office hours are useful for clarifying concepts, engaging in discussions about complex topics, receiving feedback, or obtaining guidance on specific MSLE program inquiries. This ensures that you receive the essential support required to achieve success in your MSLE journey.
The PR Guidelines and Marketing Toolkit are easy-to-use tools for creating and distributing content for press, whether at the beginning or end of your journey with MSLE.
Microsoft Learn Career Connected
Are your students looking for jobs and internships? Microsoft partners and customers need people who have the skills to help expand their business. With the knowledge your students have acquired from the classroom and in preparing for their certification exams, Microsoft Learn Career Connected can help them meet the employers that are hiring and get the jobs they want. Share the link to Microsoft Learn Career Connected with your students today at https://aka.ms/CareerConnected. Your institution may be invited to join Microsoft Learn Career Connected to connect more deeply with Microsoft partners and customers to establish long-term working relationships. A pre-requisite for invitation is being a part of the MSLE program and a strong track record of certifying students.