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Steps to Literacy Micro-Credentials

AIM's Steps to Literacy module bundles provide more comprehensive, but still fully asynchronous literacy instruction compared to our individual bundles. Each bundle also includes the opportunity to receive a micro-credential for the course work from Credentials Unlimited upon successful completion of the course (performing higher than 80% on module post-knowledge inventories).

Learn more about this micro-credential opportunity below.

Steps to Literacy Bundles with Micro-credentials

Steps to Literacy Foundational Skills I 

  • Overview of the Science of Reading
  • Phonological Awareness
  • Decoding & Spelling

Hours: 23

Cost: $299 includes Credentials Unlimited micro-credential opportunity


Steps to Literacy Foundational Skills II

  • Overview of the Science of Reading
  • Vocabulary
  • Language Comprehension & Written Expression

Hours: 24

Cost: $299 includes Credentials Unlimited micro-credential opportunity


Early Childhood Education


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Early Childhood Education Bundle (20 Hours) - $349 - Includes Credentials Unlimited micro-credential opportunity

The Early Childhood Education bundle, which includes a Credentials Unlimited micro-credential opportunity, provides instruction, resources and tools in three of AIM's asynchronous learning modules including our new Growing Proficient Readers course.

  • Overview of the Science of Reading - Contains content specific to the “science of reading.” 9 Hours
  • Growing Proficient Readers: Dr. Ehri's Phases of Development - Features reading researcher Dr. Linnea Ehri narrating the observable reading characteristics of learners from emerging readers in the pre-alphabetic phase through proficient readers in the consolidated phase. A deck of vibrant, printed AIM Animated Alphabet Cards, including instructional scripts to use with each card, is included with this course. 4 Hours
  • Phonological Awareness - A highly specialized module exploring the research and instructional practices related to Phonological Awareness, the first of five core components of reading instruction as identified by the National Reading Panel. 7 Hours

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What are Micro-credentials?

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In order to provide individuals with multiple opportunities to develop mastery in the science of reading, AIM is partnering with Credentials Unlimited to offer an extra level of certification to individuals exploring our Steps to Literacy modules instruction.

Credentials Unlimited's mission is to provide cost effective micro-credentials for teachers and administrators that are focused on the Science of reading and Structured Literacy

Why a Micro-credential?

Develop competencies in discrete educational skills and, in turN:
  • Strengthen your resume

  • Improve your LinkedIn profile

  • May qualify for salary or benefit opportunities (based on district or state guidelines)

How to Obtain a Micro-credential?

Enroll in the AIM Pathways Steps to Literacy Bundle or Module and:
  • Successfully complete the asynchronous coursework
  • Complete the Post-Knowledge Inventory for each module with a score of 80% or higher
  • Success! Complete request for Module