Improvement Science Leadership

Graduate, Professional Development
Academic Level
Digital badge for Improvement Science Leadership

The microcredential in Improvement Science Leadership is for you if you are a leader and practicing professional who can engage in systemic improvement initiatives, act as a change agent and galvanizer for improvement in your organization. Settings typically include education and other social sector organizations. 

Complete two 3-credit graduate courses and a capstone, non-credit workshop.  You will learn to design an improvement project, collect and analyze data systematically to address education and human service-related problems, and gain preparation to enable others to do the same. 

For your capstone course, you will develop and present an improvement plan.

Additional Information:

This is a series of three for-credit classes.


  • EEPL/ ETAP 641 Continuous Quality Improvement in Education and Human Services
  • A 1-credit capstone project course

And one of the following courses:

  • EEPL 664                            Theories of action
  • EEPL 663                            Network improvement communities
  • EEPL 718/SSW 730            Inter-professional Leadership



This program can be stacked with:

MS Educational Policy and Leadership

PhD Educational Policy and Leadership


This microcredential may only be taken for credit.

What are Microcredentials?

Whether you’re a current student or a working professional, microcredentials will help you develop new, relevant and demonstrable skills that can give you an edge in a competitive job market. 

Microcredentials at the University at Albany are a collection of courses and experiences that teach industry-aligned skills and competencies, which are documented by digital badges. 

Being able to clearly articulate your skills means you’ll be better positioned to bridge the gap between college and career, or between your current job and your dream job. You can also stack microcredentials into larger skillsets and credentials.

Our programs are developed using established faculty governance processes and endorsed by UAlbany, so the skills you learn are portable, meaningful and high quality. The programs are offered at the undergraduate or graduate level, or as an opportunity for continuing education. Many are conveniently offered online.