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. 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 795, EDUC 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
Applications to the program can be submitted at this site https://eer.engin.umich.edu/graduate-certificate/ and they should include four items:
- a letter of application,
- a proposed plan of study,
- a current transcript, and
- a letter of advisor’s support.
Application materials and questions about certificate should be emailed to Dr. Cynthia Finelli.