Continuing Education

School of Education Micro-Credentials

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

Improvement Science Leadership
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Level: Graduate 

Instruction Method: Online 

The earner of this micro-credential in Improvement Science Leadership is a leader and practicing professional who can engage in systemic improvement initiatives. This earner can act as a change agent and galvanizer for improvement in their organizational settings. Settings typically include education and other social sector organizations.  

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Improvement Science for Organizations
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Level: Professional Development

Instruction Method: Online 

Earners develop leadership skills to engage in systemic improvement initiatives in education and other social sector organizations. Improvement Science, championed by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching and Learning, has emerged as an evidenced-based process for affecting positive and lasting change. Participants develop skills to effectively use improvement tools and processes to address root causes of sub-optimal outcomes for students and identify drivers for improvement. 

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Global Alumni Relations
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Level: Professional Development 

Instruction Method: Online 

Earners are both senior and line officials responsible for building and sustaining strategic relationships between international students, alumni, and families to promote internationalism for their university. The earner has developed critical management skills to lead, plan and manage an effective global alumni engagement strategy adapted to their campus and professional needs. They can communicate the value proposition of the program and align internal priorities to support the alumni plan. 

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Education Abroad - Trends, Strategies & Tactics
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Level: Professional Development 

Instruction Method: Online 

Earners are both senior and line officials responsible for building and sustaining education abroad programs and services. Participants can identify and analyze key trends in education abroad and outline approaches, strategies, models, resources, and practices to keep education abroad a high value offering in higher education. As architects of the future of education abroad, earners have developed a five-year strategic management plan for their institution. 

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Connected Strategies for International Education
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Level: Professional Development 

Instruction Method: Online 

Earners of this micro-credential develop a plan to use technology to create new programs and reshape existing programs in international education to meet students’ global learning needs and increase their resilience to environmental risks. Participants identify current technology, learning and organizational resources on campus and develop connected approaches including virtual exchange and shared network strategies, which they integrate into their own virtually connected internationalization strategies. 

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Lean Process Improvement and Institutional Operations
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Level: Professional Development 

Instruction Method: Online 

Earners of this micro-credential develop an understanding of lean process improvement (LPI) techniques, which are heavily influenced by Japanese and US production and organizational leadership philosophies. Participants apply core concepts to create an initial LPI plan for an institutional operation of their choosing, with a focus on international programs. The plans use LPI methods to substantially decrease workload, reduce errors and obtain a higher student yield without expanding budgets or staff. 

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Data-Driven Decision Making in International Education
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Level: Professional Development 

Instruction Method: Online 

Earners of this micro-credential develop the skills and disciplines needed to make critical informed decisions in international education through the Management Accounting framework. Participants examine international education scenarios and identify the financial and qualitative data analysis needed for a decision. Earners also examine risks factors and ethical issues associated with specific decisions. 

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Communicating International Education
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Level: Professional Development 

Instruction Method: Online 

As current international education professionals, learners collaborated editorially to develop effective written communication about international education. Earners have mastered "nut graphs" and other writing organizational techniques to marshal facts, organize ideas, and craft effective arguments to advance understanding among key audiences and stakeholders, in accordance with the Standards of Professional Practice put forth by Association of International Education Administrators.

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Immigration Compliance, Policy Development and Risk Management
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Level: Professional Development 

Instruction Method: Online

Learners have developed a comprehensive understanding of Student and Exchange Visitors Program (SEVIS) and key compliance elements. The participant can use this knowledge and understanding to revise and draft new institutional policies to incorporate best practices and anticipate, manage and mitigate the major risks to the institution, students, and scholars they serve. Using a critical-incident approach, learners can create operational solutions for compliance and risk management situations.

AATLAS

The Academy for the Advancement of Teaching, Leadership and Schools (AATLAS) offers several pathways that are designed to promote the professionalization of teaching and educational leadership to advance the pedagogical skills of both teachers and leaders while focusing on improving student performance. Learn more about AATLAS and the professional pathways here

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