Microsoft esports Teacher Academy (META)

K-12 Educator

New to esports? Microsoft esports Teacher Academy (META) covers the role of esports in education and career pathways, how to integrate esports in educational settings, and how to build a thriving esports program in a school through immersive exploration of Minecraft Education. After completing this learning path, you'll be able to:

  • Describe the role and benefits of esports in education - Explain how to establish an esports club in a learning community - Articulate how to use Minecraft Education in an esports program - Build a Minecraft esports tournament to support skill development and social impact


Although there are no prerequisites for this learning path, a basic understanding of Minecraft and game play is helpful.

Modules in this learning path

This module is designed to support educators in understanding what is esports (electronic sports) and the role of esports in educational settings.

Explore how to establish an inclusive and equitable esports program for diverse students.

In this module, we'll learn how to utilize Minecraft Education in esports programs. The module provides support in leveraging the Minecraft esports content to host competitions and tournaments for students.

In this module, we'll learn how to create a system of support in your esports program to maximize successful outcomes for coaches and students.