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EdX is an online learning platform trusted by over 12 million users offering the Improvement Science in Education Program in collaboration with University of Michigan - MichiganX. Learn how to apply principles and practices of improvement science to improve educational practice, raise student performance, and reduce achievement gaps.

About

The Improvement Science in Education course is part of the Leading Educational Innovation and Improvement MicroMasters Program from University of Michigan - MichiganX

Improvement science brings discipline and methods to different logics of innovation by integrating:

  • Problem analysis
  • Use of research
  • Development of solutions
  • Measurement of processes and outcomes
  • Rapid refinement through plan-do-study-act cycles.

For teachers, school leaders, and system leaders, improvement science moves educational innovation out of the realm of “fad” and into the realm of research-based, evidence-driven continuous improvement, with the goal of increasing the effectiveness of educational practice.

That, in turn, will support schools and systems in responding to calls to improve opportunities to learn and student performance and calls to reduce achievement gaps by improving the day-to-day work students, teachers, and leaders.

What you'll learn:
  • Principles and methods of improvement science in education and other social sectors
  • Means of introducing improvement science in schools and systems
  • Approaches to accelerating improvement through networked improvement communities

In this introduction to improvement science, developed in collaboration with the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, learners will explore:

  • Problem-specific and user-centered design and analysis
  • Differences in implementation and outcomes as resources for improvement
  • Improving systems to improve practice
  • Driving improvement through measurement, evidence, and disciplined inquiry

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 56 days
    • Part-time variant
      Flexible
    • Duration description

      8 weeks 2-4 hours per week

  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Online
  • More information Go to the programme website

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Introduction to Improvement Science
  • Understanding the Problem and the System that Produces It
  • Focusing Collective Efforts
  • Testing and Building Evidence
  • Achieving Quality at Scale
  • Putting it All Together

English Language Requirements

This programme requires students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

Academic Requirements

Working knowledge of schools and education systems as well as the political, policy, and public pressures to improve educational opportunities and outcomes for all students.

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    199 USD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 199 USD for the full programme and a duration of 56 days.
  • National Applies to you

    199 USD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 199 USD for the full programme and a duration of 56 days.
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Funding

Check the programme website for information about funding options.

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