Graduate Certificate

The Rackham Certificate in Engineering Education Research provides a way for engineering doctoral students with a formal program to learn and practice the skills needed to be proficient in the field. It requires 9 credit hours of coursework (with a B average) and a related engineering education research project. Engineering graduate students who have completed at least one term in a Rackham program and are in good academic standing are invited to apply at any time. Students should apply prior to completing the requirements to ensure the plan of study is approved. Effective Fall 2019, the requirements are as listed here:

  • EER 601 Foundations of EER (3 credits)
  • EER 602 Theoretical and Conceptual Frameworks in EER (3 credits)
  • Either a course on quantitative methods for educational research (EDUC 795EDUC 793, or approved equivalent) or
  • a course on qualitative methods for educational research (EDUC 792 or approved equivalent);
  • (3-4 credits)
  • Completion of an approved engineering education research project (Approx 3 credits)
    • Students pursuing the certificate are encouraged to consult relevant resources about EER and to meet with EER faculty

Applications to the program can be submitted at this site https://eer.engin.umich.edu/graduate-certificate/ as they plan and conduct their research.

Application materials and questions about certificate should be emailed to Dr. Cynthia Finelli.