School of Emerging Education

The School of Emerging Education at Oak Point University delivers innovative instructional programs that promote life-long learning and market-relevant skills for diverse learners. Courses are available in a variety of environments: From online, hybrid online/in-person, or fully-immersive in-person courses on our campus in Chicago, Illinois.

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About Badging/Microcredentialing

In the School of Emerging Education, learners receive Digital Badges on topics, which can be collected toward earning a Microcredential.

Rather than distributing certificates for accomplishments, the School of Emerging Education has a digital badge program through Credly’s Acclaim Platform, which allows the learner to easily share their learning achievements with peers, potential employers, educational institutions, and more!

Digital badges have transformed the way educational accomplishments are being recognized and displayed. Digital badges are simple, verifiable and trusted web-enabled representations of a collection of learned achievements. They can be shared on web pages, your email signature line or social media. Digital badges provide employers and peers concrete evidence of what you can do as a result of your education—and what specialized skills you have now earned.

You’ve invested your time and money into advancing your education, so why not make sure that the right people know about it?

Badges and Microcredentials on Acclaim

A badge is earned upon completion of an individual course topic. A microcredential is awarded when a learner earns all badges toward a microcredential. An example of the Credly’s Acclaim platform is included below:

FAQ’s about Credly’s Acclaim Digital Badging Platform

How does my certification get displayed as a badge?

Oak Point’s School of Emerging Education has partnered with Credly’s Acclaim Platform to translate the learning outcomes you demonstrate into a badge. The technology Acclaim uses is based on the Open Badge Standards maintained by IMS Global. Open badges are web-enabled versions of a credential, certification or learning outcome which can be verified in real-time, online. Having this badge enables you to manage, share and verify your competencies digitally.

How will I know if I’ve earned a badge?

You will receive an email notification from Acclaim ( with instructions for claiming your badge and setting up your account.

What if I don’t want my badge to be public?

You can easily configure your privacy settings in Acclaim. You are in complete control of the information about yourself that is made public.

Is there a fee to use Acclaim?

No. This is a service we provide to you, at no cost.

What’s to keep someone else from copying my badge and using it?

While badges are simply digital image files, they are uniquely linked to data hosted on the Acclaim platform. This link to verified data makes them more reliable and secure than a paper-based certificate. It also eliminates the possibility of anyone claiming your credential and your associated identity.

Where and how can I share my badge through Acclaim?

You can share your badge directly from the Acclaim platform to LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook; over email; embedded in a website or in your email signature.

What are "labor market insights" and how can I access them through Acclaim?

Labor market insights are pulled from live job requisitions. Based on your skills, you can learn which employers are hiring, what job titles you might be qualified for, salary ranges and more. Search active job listings and even apply for them with just a few clicks through Acclaim. Access the labor market insights from your badge details page by clicking on Related Jobs, or by clicking on the skill tags assigned to your badge.

Can I export badges issued through Acclaim to other badge-storing platforms?

Yes, you can download your badge from the “Share Badge” page. Your downloaded badge contains Open Badge Infrastructure (OBI) compliant metadata embedded into the image. This allows you to store your badge on other OBI-compliant badge sites, such as the Mozilla backpack.

I have a question about the Acclaim platform. Where can I find support?

You can find answers to frequently asked questions here:

CE (Continuing Education) Credit

For most courses in the School of Emerging Education we will make every attempt to apply to the appropriate licensing boards for your seminar. We are a CCNE, PACE, ASRT, and NCCAOM approved provider and will apply to each board for seminars specific to those professionals. It is your responsibility to confirm that approval from state or specialty boards has been requested. Contact the School of Emerging Education at to confirm or request additional states or state boards (a fee may apply).

Teaching Opportunities

Oak Point University’s School of Emerging Education (SoEE) is dedicated to offering accredited postgraduate educational programs for health care providers to maintain up-to-date general practice expertise and to allow for clinical specialty advancement. Continuing education courses are open to all qualified medical professionals.

Educators: Oak Point University School of Emerging Education attracts the best and brightest of today’s leaders in all forms of medicine for dynamic and relevant seminars and continuing education classes. Our instructors bring a high level of expertise in the specialty they represent, and maintain the same level of excellence in our graduate programs that students have come to expect from all Oak Point programs.

Sponsorship: Oak Point is proud to provide continuing education credit for organizations and independent educators seeking to host courses across the U.S. As an accredited body, our Postgraduate department will:

    • Complete and submit state CE applications
    • Provide the teaching organization with a registration database and applicable sign-in documents
    • Mail or email all attendees an official “Attendance Verification / License Renewal” document
    • Maintain attendance records
    • Submit a “Proposal for Teaching or Sponsorship”

We are always looking for new presenters and topics that are a good fit with the University’s vision and mission.

If interested, please submit an outline of your course or series along with a copy of the instructor(s) curriculum vitae to (Examples: Course Outline and Curriculum Vitae)

Allow up to 6 weeks for the Director of the School of Emerging Education and their Committee to review your submission. Additional information may be requested.

Contact Information:

Kris Tohtz, DC, LAc, CIFM ©

Director of the School of Emerging Education; Assistant Professor, College of Health Sciences


Disclaimer: You are responsible for checking with your professional licensing boards and/or other governing bodies regarding the clinical applicability of course content and presumed competencies which may be developed as a result of taking any course, seminar or mode of instructions.

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