Guam DOE offering Microsoft Office Specialist Training for public and private school teachers

GDOE headquarters in Tiyan. (PNC file photo)

The Guam Department of Education has announced that a Microsoft Office Specialist Expert Level training program is being held for middle and high school business education teachers, and for participating private non-public school teachers.

The program is being administered by the Guam DOE Federal Programs Division and it is being funded by the U.S. Department of Education Consolidated Grant to the Outlying Areas.

Guam DOE’s Division of Curriculum & Instruction Career Pathway Project will conduct the training from 9 a.m. through 5 p.m. June 22 through July 27.

The goal of the Career Pathway Project is to train teachers to provide quality instruction to students and  help them prepare for careers upon graduation from high school or after college.

Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) certification is the premier credential chosen by individuals seeking to validate their skills and advance their careers.

MOS certification demonstrates that you have the skills to tap the full features and functionality of Microsoft Office.

Teachers who successfully complete the training will receive a Microsoft Office Specialist Expert Certification in the Word and/or Excel course in which they are enrolled.

During each of the four day training modules in Word or Excel, participants will be engaged in real-world situations that will allow them to build and apply skills in everyday scenarios.

Microsoft Word is the de facto standard in business for creating documents such as letters, invitations, term papers, flyers, resumes, novels and other documents. Excel is a spreadsheet application, typically used to display and manipulate numerical data. Microsoft Excel provides data organization and analysis tools that enable users to sort, extract and generate charts from spreadsheet data. These courses include advanced Microsoft Office Word and Excel functions that will enhance a teacher’s ability to provide quality lessons in their classrooms.

This training will be conducted entirely through video conferencing software, through vendor New Horizons, and does not require teachers to be physically present in a classroom setting.  

For more information, please contact Frank Leon Guerrero at or Sylvia Calvo at