Certificate Program in School Improvement

Advisor: James Muchmore

This graduate level certificate program is designed for school districts that wish to partner with WMU to provide job-embedded professional development focusing on school improvement. Teachers may enroll as cohort and focus on improving the schools in which they work.

Admission Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree and current teaching experience in a K-12 school.
  • One page statement explaining applicant interest in this certificate program.
  • Meet university requirements for graduate level admission.

Students will complete a planned program of study consisting of 9 credits. An overall program grade point average of 3.0 or better is required to continue in this certificate program.

Required courses

Required courses for certificate include the following:
ED 5020 - Curriculum Workshop, credits: 1-6 hours.
ED 6980 - Resolving Educational Problems in Schools, credits: 1-6 hours.

The structure, content and delivery of these courses will be customized to meet the specific needs of the teachers.