LENA Grow Teacher Certification

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Thank you for being a LENA Grow teacher! Your work in completing this prestigious professional development program will have a lifelong impact on the children you teach. If you have completed one LENA Grow cycle, you have the opportunity to become LENA Certified. LENA certification confirms teachers have met program requirements and endorses their expertise in promoting a strong interactive talk environment in the classroom.

To qualify for LENA Certification, teachers must have met the following requirements:

  • Complete LENA Grow Orientation
  • Complete the Understanding LENA Reports Quiz with 100 percent accuracy
  • Be present in the room for at least 10 LENA Days
  • Attend a minimum of nine coaching sessions
  • Document goals for implementing the 14 Talking Tips in the classroom
  • View all Talking Tips videos and/or discuss all Conversation Starters with a coach
  • Complete the LENA Grow Program Survey (after completing a full LENA Grow sequence)

With these requirements in mind, there are three main steps in the certification process. First your coach will send you the Understanding LENA Reports Quiz via email after your first two coaching sessions. At the end of the sequence, your coach will verify that you met the requirements above and will send you the LENA Grow Program Survey. Once certified you will receive a LENA Grow certificate. Please direct questions about certification to your coach, who can check your certification status in LENA Online.

NOTE: As of November 2020, the teacher certification process is now facilitated by your coach. If you were in the process of completing certification or have questions about this change, please contact us at lenagrow@lena.org so we can help you complete your certification.