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 as listed here:
- ENGR 580/CHE 580 Teaching Engineering (3 credits)
- A course on quantitative methods for educational research (at least 3 credits), e.g., EDUC 795, EDUC 793, or approved equivalent
- A course on qualitative methods for educational research (at least 3 credits), e.g. EDUC 792 or approved equivalent
- Completion of either (1) an approved engineering education research project (paid or unpaid), equivalent to a 3-credit course or (2) an additional 3-credit course that has, as part of its requirements, an engineering education research project (this could be an independent study).
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.
Applications to the program 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.