Stand out as a Newsela Certified Educator

Passionate, innovative, resourceful. These are just a few words to describe our community of Newsela Certified Educators. Our Newsela Certified Educator (NCE) program celebrates creativity and turns educators into leaders.

Program Benefits

The certification that keeps on giving

  • Get a certificate for 5 hours of professional development, signed, sealed and delivered with a badge to make it official.

  • Know all things Newsela, from the building blocks to more advanced classroom applications.

  • Never stop learning. Receive access to premium content and professional learning for the rest of the school year.

  • Be the first to know. Get early notice of new features. Test and give feedback on new ideas.

  • Turn on your star power. Get your resources featured on Newsela. Become Twitter famous by hosting a #NewselaChat.

  • Make an impact. We’ll help you host trainings at local workshops and national conferences.

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Learn why these star teachers and
school leaders became NCEs


"I support K-12 in a large district. I needed to know as much about Newsela as possible so that I could support teacher planning, identify resources, offer suggestions to match the tool to the instruction, troubleshoot, and more."


"I became a Newsela Certified Educator to join a community that could help me learn how I could best use this platform to make reading personalized and powerful for each of my students. Being an NCE has connected me to new ideas, other educators, and impactful strategies to elevate reading in content areas for my students."


“As a teacher, you will be much more confident and comfortable in utilizing all that Newsela has to offer, therefore developing skills and confidence in your students as well!”


"I am passionate about equity, personalized learning, and student choice & voice. Newsela covers all of those areas, and likewise I felt compelled to become an NCE! Newsela is a robust tool, and becoming an NCE allowed me to better utilize it as a teacher and as a teacher trainer."

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Newsela Certified Educator

Build foundations with this self-paced course
Review the basics and work towards designing meaningful classroom applications with Newsela. It all ends with a Text Set you can start using with your students right away. And, get a badge and certificate to show off on Twitter. NCEs will be recognized with complimentary access to our premium Newsela product(s) for the rest of the school year.

Newsela Teacher Trainer

Kick it up a notch with advanced credentials
Become an official Newsela trainer and presenter for local and national events. Review effective professional learning mindsets. Get access to training resources created by Newsela. By completing this course, you’ll have the tools to effectively implement Newsela across schools in your district.

Newsela Fellows

Apply to make your passion project a reality
An opportunity offered exclusively to Newsela Certified Educators. Partner year-round with a hand-selected group of innovative NCEs to learn as a cohort, design, and implement a passion project. Newsela Fellows will share final presentations at a Fellow Summit each summer. Applications for Newsela Fellows Cohort 3 will open in Summer 2021.

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