'Coding in Minecraft' is a computer science credential program with supporting curriculum, delivered through Minecraft Education and hosted on Azure. 

The pathway comprises six courses that immerse students in a Minecraft world to develop and prove their coding skills using MakeCode and JavaScript or Python.

Coding in Minecraft Standards Alignment


‘Coding in Minecraft ‘ was one of only two assessment tools approved in the launch group announced at ISTELive23. 

The ISTE Seal (formerly known as the ISTE Seal of Alignment) serves as a mark of high-quality product design for solutions that enable and guide high-quality learning. With a focus on user experience, product usability, and the most essential elements of instructional technology today, the ISTE Seal provides a set of criteria and simple indicators to guide educators, students, and technology directors toward the very best products on the market.

ISTE (International Society for Technology in Education) awards a seal only after an extensive analysis conducted by trained ISTE reviewers that ensures a product meets all critical elements under specific review criteria. By earning an ISTE Seal, ISTE verifies that this product:

  • promotes critical technology skills;
  • supports the use of technology in appropriate ways;
  • incorporates digital pedagogy and the learning sciences;
  • addresses key elements of tech usability, user experience and user interface; and
  • aligns to ISTE Standards in specific ways.

The ISTE Seal findings report praised the formative assessment mechanism used to assess student’s computer science skills and enabling educators to easily assess computer science no matter their computer science background.


US Alignment

‘Coding in Minecraft’ is aligned to the Computer Science Teachers Association (CSTA) K-12 standards. A lot of US states have used these standards either as their computer science standards or as a basis for their computer science standards.

Alignment details can be found on each credentials objective domain, listed below:

US Alignment

‘Coding in Minecraft’ is an industry recognized credential in the below states:

This list is will continue to grow as various states open their recognition processes.

International Alignment

‘Coding in Minecraft’ is currently mapped to the below international standards, this list is updated regularly:

  • UK – National Curriculum for CS
  • Wales – Digital Competency Framework
  • Northern Ireland – Curriculum for Digital Progression Pathways