Moscow’s Center for Certification of Teacher Qualifications at MCU is an innovative space aimed at providing a high-level assessment of teacher qualifications and the development of professional competencies and qualities of teachers. The Center’s work is based on the efficient methodological system that has been successfully applied within the project ‘Moscow’s Teacher Certificate’. Since 2017 more than 1500 students and 263 independent experts from 114 educational institutions have participated in the project.

The Center’s activities:

  • Certification of students and graduates majoring in education science
  • Diagnosis of initial teacher competences of young teachers at employment by Moscow’s schools
  • Certification of teachers engaged in secondary vocational programmes
  • Assessment of professional teacher’s competences
  • Training experts in conducting assessment procedures for further participation in the Center’s certification projects
  • Evaluation of the professional progress of pre-service and employed teachers
  • Developing teaching competences at the workshops featuring analysis of lessons and teaching aids with moderators 
For experts

By joining the expert community, you will be able to contribute to the development of highly-qualified educators, obtain access to the pool of talents and offer employment to pre-service teachers, as well as upgrade your professional skills by conducting independent assessments.

To become an assessment expert, you must comply with the following eligibility criteria:

  • Employed at an educational organization
  • More than 3 years of working experience in the sphere of education
  • Fulfilled training in conducting assessment procedures
  • Experience in participation in assessments is a plus

The experts can participate in the following assessments:

  • Assessment of a modular lesson/video lesson / online lesson
  • Assessment of interaction with parents/peers
  • Conducting job interviews

If you want to become an assessment expert or have any questions, please contact us at

For educational organizations

The Center invites educational organizations to cooperate within the following fields:

  • Expert certification
  • Participation in joint activities aimed at development of teacher competences
  • Offering internship opportunities for student teachers
  • Expertise of professional competences of your employees, diagnosis of initial teacher competences of teacher candidates
  • Screening of pre-service teachers for employment at your organization
For teachers

Certification is an independent assessment of teacher competences. If you are a young teacher, your knowledge and skills may be evaluated by a group of experts – potential employers and professional educators.

You can apply for certification if you are

  • An MCU student of the 2nd, 3rd, and final years
  • A teacher engaged in secondary vocational programmes
  • A teacher at school or other type of educational organisations


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Olga Aigunova

Director of the MCU Certification Center
Candidate of Psychological Sciences, Associate Professor