University Of Michigan Micromasters program will develop learners’ knowledge of educational innovation, research, and practice to enable them to improve the education and lives of children in their own schools and beyond.
Education systems around the world face the central challenge of finding innovative solutions and techniques for improving student performance. This challenge is shared by teachers, teacher-leaders, and principals who are responsible for improving opportunities to learn, with two goals: raising average levels of student performance and reducing achievement gaps between students.
Beyond schools, leaders in district offices, government agencies, professional associations, and other non-governmental enterprises also share the challenge of improving student performance at scale across entire schools, districts, and systems.
Developed in collaboration with the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching – and drawing on the expertise of leading researchers, innovators, and practitioners – the Leading Educational Innovation and Improvement MicroMasters program will empower learners to collaborate and strengthen educational opportunities and outcomes for millions of students, especially those currently underserved by their public schools.
- To envision new possibilities for the work of students and teachers in classrooms.
- To understand alternative logics and strategies for organizing the practice of educational innovation.
- To examine the application of the emerging field of improvement science to the practice of educational innovation.
- To explore innovation and improvement in large-scale educational reform initiatives in the US and around the world.
- To improve your own practice as an educator, innovator, and/or reformer.
- To develop and manage teams that use disciplined, evidence-based methods of educational innovation and improvement.
- To employ disciplined, evidence-based methods of educational innovation and improvement to manage collaborations among schools, districts, and systems.
Courses in University Of Michigan Micromasters Program in Leading Educational Innovation And Improvement
- Leading Ambitious Teaching and Learning
Learn why ambitious teaching and learning may be the key to global educational improvement and how to put it into practice.
- Designing and Leading Learning Systems
Learn leading strategies for educational innovation to improve practice, raise student performance, and reduce achievement gaps.
- Improvement Science in Education
Learn how to apply principles and practices of improvement science to improve educational practice, raise student performance, and reduce achievement gaps.
- Case Studies in Continuous Educational Improvement
Learn about leading approaches to continuous educational improvement through case studies of educational innovation.
- Leading Educational Innovation and Improvement Capstone
Apply your knowledge and demonstrate mastery, personal growth, and competency along dimensions central to leading educational innovation and improvement.
Certificate & Credit pathway for University Of Michigan Micromasters Program in Leading Educational Innovation And Improvement
MicroMasters programs are designed to offer learners a pathway to an advanced degree and can count as credit toward completing a Master’s degree program. Learners who successfully earn this MicroMasters program certificate may apply for admission to several Master’s programs, and if accepted, the MicroMasters program certificate will count towards the degree.
Learners who successfully earn the MicroMasters program certificate can also earn 12 credit hours toward a master’s degree specializing in such areas as Educational Leadership and Policy, Teaching and Learning, New Media and Literacy, or Urban Pedagogy, if they apply, and are admitted, to the University of Michigan’s School of Education.
- Teachers will have the knowledge, and may be able to pursue the credentials, to become active members of improvement teams and initiatives in their schools and districts.
- Leaders within the K-12 governance structure will have the knowledge, and may be able to pursue the credentials, to develop and manage inter-organizational teams able to effectively use leading methods of educational innovation and improvement.
- NOTE: Teachers and leaders should consult appropriate agencies to discuss possibilities for continuing education credit.
- Reformers beyond the K-12 governance structure will have the knowledge, and may be able to pursue the credentials, to use leading methods of educational innovation and improvement to secure funding for their work.
- Reformers can establish organizations and strategies supporting large-scale improvement; and manage their collaboration with school, districts, and systems.
- Career opportunities as grade-level team leader; content-area improvement specialist; instructional coach; school improvement team member; program developer.
- Additional career opportunities as external coach/implementation support; improvement specialist; project manager; grant writer; policy analyst; program officer.
Duration:- 10 months 2 – 4 hours per week
Cost:- $ 941