LENA Grow Teacher Certification

Teachers who have completed one LENA Grow cycle have the opportunity to become LENA Certified. LENA certification confirms teachers have met program requirements and endorses their expertise in early language development and 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 five LENA Days
  • Attend a minimum of five coaching sessions
  • Discuss all eight Talking Tips care routines with a coach
  • Complete the LENA Grow Program Survey

With these requirements in mind, there are three main steps in the certification process.

Step 1: Understanding LENA Reports Quiz

Completing the Understanding LENA Reports Quiz with 100 percent accuracy confirms that the LENA Reports are fully understood. This quiz must be submitted electronically and takes less than 10 minutes.

Teachers may access the quiz here.

 

Step 2: LENA Grow Program Survey

Within two weeks of program completion, coaches will email teachers a link to the LENA Grow Program Survey, which is designed to help LENA understand teachers’ experiences for the purposes of program improvement. The Program Survey must be submitted electronically and takes less than 10 minutes.

Teachers can access the survey here.

 

Step 3: Teacher Certification Application Form

The final step for teachers in the certification process is completing the Certification Application Form, which can be accessed through the link below. The application form must be submitted electronically and takes less than 10 minutes.

Teachers may access the Teacher Application Form here.

 

Once the application is submitted, LENA will review and send to the coach for approval. If the application is approved, LENA will email the teacher a PDF copy of their official certification.

Questions about the certification process can be emailed to certifications@lena.org.