EVERFI Certified Teacher Program
EVERFI and Bloomboard have teamed up to offer teachers the opportunity to earn a micro-credential in Financial Education instruction. Participants gain a deeper understanding of EVERFI’s critical skills courses, plan for implementation within their classrooms, and become education technology advocates in their school and district.
What is the EVERFI Certified Financial Education Teacher Program?
The EVERFI Certified Financial Education Teacher Program is a self-guided curriculum, consisting of tutorials and hands-on work, that will allow educators to earn a microcredential in Financial Education instruction.
Who is Bloomboard?
Founded in 2010, BloomBoard is the leading professional development platform for empowering continuous, personalized, competency-based learning for K-12 educators. For more information, visit bloomboard.com.
What are the dates for the 2017-2018 cohorts?
Financial Education Micro-Credential
– Fall 2017: Application window Aug 14th – Sept 15th. Cohort runs from Sept 25th – Nov 17th.
– Winter 2017: Application window Jan 8th – Jan 26th. Cohort runs from Feb 5th – April 6th.
– Spring 2017: Application window March 5th – March 23rd. Cohort runs from April 9th – June 15th.
STEM Education Micro-Credential
– Fall 2017: Application window Aug 28th – Sept 29th. Cohort runs from Oct 9th – Dec 1st.
– Winter 2017: Application window Jan 22nd – Feb 9th. Cohort runs from Feb 19th – April 20th.
Who can apply?
We believe that all educators play a role in ensuring students are prepared to make sound financial decisions. We will consider U.S. and Canadian teachers of all subjects in Grades 3-12, as long as they are committed and able to integrate online financial education resources into their classroom.
What do I need to do to earn the microcredential?
To earn the microcredential, teachers must watch the training videos, complete an implementation plan, reflect on their implementation, and then train a colleague. If you are interested in joining this semester’s cohort, please complete the short application form below.
What are the benefits?
Certified Teachers receive a digital badge for their email signature, resume, and website, as well as a certificate identifying them as an official EverFi Financial Education Certified Teacher.
Additionally, certified teachers are periodically invited to participate in roundtable conversations with EverFi’s curriculum design team, to give feedback on products and features, and to receive early access to beta versions of new courses.
How much does the certification cost?
The micro-credentials are externally evaluated by Bloomboard, and therefore cost $30 per certification. It does not cost anything to apply for the cohort.
How long will it take to earn the microcredential?
The total amount of time will vary by individual, but you should be able to complete all of the program requirements in about 6 to 8 hours.
I have never used EVERFI in my classroom before. Can I still apply?
Yes! We’ve designed the curriculum to be beneficial for teachers new to the critical skills movement, as well as those who have been using EVERFI’s resources for years.
When does the next cohort start?
Applications are now open for our April 2017 Cohort! Applications may be submitted from now until 4/10, and then acceptance emails will be sent out on 4/17. The program is self-paced, and participants will have eight weeks to complete the requirements.
Is there a STEM version of this certification?
Yes, we will offer a STEM micro-credential starting in August 2017.
Can I earn PD credit for this micro-credential?
Teachers who earn the micro-credential receive a certificate stating that they have completed eight hours of professional development. Each district is different in what they require, but many teachers have received PD credit for completing the program and submitting their certificate.
Can I receive graduate credit for this micro-credential?
Yes, Brandman University provides graduate credit for completion of the EVERFI FinEd Certified Teacher Micro-credential. The cost is $40 for .5 units.
Is this program entirely online?
Yes, the program is completed entirely online. Participants will have access to a virtual kickoff and online “rooms” where they can receive support during the program.
Will you be running additional cohorts in the future?
Yes, we plan to run spring and fall cohorts of this program. More information and dates will be available on the website as we get closer.