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Professional Development

ACUE Teaching Micro-Credentials

Association of College and University Educators National Teacher Certification

Daytona State College is excited to offer our full-time and part-time faculty members the opportunity to engage in an evidence-based nationally recognized graduate-level teaching certification.  Learn more about both below and apply today!

Eligibility and Application

The ACUE enrollment period begins now! All full-time and part-time faculty will be eligible but there is a limit to the number of participants. You can (and are encouraged to) sign up for more than one course.

Enroll in an ACUE Cohort

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June 3 - July 28, 2024
  • Promoting Active Learning
  • Promoting Active Learning [Online]

Daytona State ACUE Course Application

Daytona State College is excited to offer its faculty the opportunity to participate in and pursue a Certificate in Effective Online College Instruction, the only college teaching credential endorsed by the American Council on Education (ACE).

Four micro-credentials (offered over the course of an academic year) prepare faculty with evidence-based teaching practices proven to increase student achievement.

ACUE courses feature digital badging providing an easy way to document a commitment to instructional excellence. Badges can be added to your curriculum vitae, used in online teaching portfolios, and displayed on LinkedIn profiles or web pages as a sign of your achievement.

Structure of the Training

Modules (25 in total) are combined into four micro-credential courses. Once all four are completed, participants will earn a Certificate in Effective {Online} College Instruction. Most of these different micro-credentials are either focused on the face-to-face classroom or virtual learning environments. The four courses are: 

  • Promoting Active Learning
  • Creating a Productive Learning Environment
  • Inspiring Inquiry and Preparing Lifelong Learning
  • Designing Student-Centered Courses

For more information, please visit the ACUE micro-credential courses and content webpage.


The course will make extensive use of an online platform for the delivery of content and is presented asynchronously. During the course, faculty will think about their own course, attempt to implement new or expanded skills, and reflect on the effectiveness of those changes. ACUE estimates faculty will spend 2-3 hours per week on coursework.

Partnership Portal

The ACUE at Daytona State College Partnership Portal serves as a centralized hub where faculty members can easily enroll in micro-credential courses aligned with the Effective [Online] Teaching Practices certification. This site allows users to access and participate in specialized training, fostering a community of continuous learning. Through the portal, faculty members at Daytona State College can sign up with ACUE, review their past courses, and learn more about the path to certification.