Certificate in Improvement Science (Online)

Educational Leadership

Certificate in Improvement Science (Online)

Improve teaching and learning in your organization.

This 12-credit hour graduate certificate prepares you to design continuous improvement processes in your school or district. Educators who embrace improvement science use Plan-Do-Study-Act (PDSA) cycles to test ideas that respond to persistent challenges. Improvement science moves educators beyond the traditional pilot program toward a disciplined approach that helps new practices spread faster, with greater fidelity, and reduced variation.

When you complete this certificate you will:

  • Understand how to identify a problem of practice
  • Be able to conduct a root cause analysis
  • Know how to design an effective Plan-Do-Study-Act Cycle
  • Understand data collection, analysis, and interpretation
  • Recognize practice-based performance measures
  • Learn how to engage stakeholders about promising new practices
IU alumni Holly Pate and Chastity Nisbeth work together on an improvement cycle at Cynthia Heights Elementary School in the Evansville Vanderburgh School Corporation.

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