Online Learning & Certificates


The School of Education MicroMasters allows learners to take five courses focused on educational innovation and improvement, with a specific focus on the principles and application of Improvement Science. These courses can be used by practicing teachers, leaders, and reformers to advance their current knowledge and earn a certificate. Those who successfully complete the MicroMasters and are admitted to the School of Education can also be granted advanced standing that will reduce the credit-hour requirements for a master’s degree in Educational Studies without teacher certification.

Online Certificates

The need to accelerate young children’s literacy development has never been greater. Fortunately, decades of research studies reveal some practices that help children develop key literacy knowledge and skills more quickly than other practices.

In this professional learning opportunity, Professor Nell Duke will support elementary classroom teachers and literacy coaches in learning about specific instructional practices that are likely to accelerate young children’s literacy development. She will also share some key findings related to social and emotional support for young children in these difficult times.

Education Technologies for Meaningful and Transformative Learning

The University of Michigan School of Education Advanced Education Technology Certificate is a competency-based teacher certification that aligns with the ISTE Standards for Educators (nationally recognized standards in K–16 teaching with technology).

Online Courses

Apprenticing students as readers, writers, and thinkers in the disciplines

Disciplinary literacy instruction—teaching your students to become proficient readers of various disciplines—has quickly become a hot topic among high school educators. Disciplinary literacy has gained traction as an educational priority since it has the potential to better support students’ literacy and increase their access to deeper content knowledge. It aids them in becoming college and career ready.

The University of Michigan School of Education, in partnership with Michigan Virtual and Michigan State University, will be launching four courses in late September as part of the “Inclusive Teaching and Learning in COVID-19” grant awarded by GEER funding.

Have you ever heard that computers "think"? Believe it or not, computers really do not think. Instead, they do exactly what we tell them to do. Programming is, "telling the computer what to do and how to do it."

Before you can think about programming a computer, you need to work out exactly what it is you want to tell the computer to do. Thinking through problems this way is Computational Thinking. Computational Thinking allows us to take complex problems, understand what the problem is, and develop solutions. We can present these solutions in a way that both computers and