MASA District Leadership: Board Responsibilities and Relationships Micro-Credential

The success and performance of an education system often trickles from the top and, in many ways, can be linked to how well the district’s leadership team communicates and cooperates within their roles. This micro-credential will help you become more impactful in your role as district leader as you reflect on developing an effective and collaborative district-level leadership team comprised of the superintendent and board of education. You will focus on planning and implementing proactive steps that promote informed decisions and adopting policies that move your district towards its mission.

In this learning experience, you will:

  • Reflect on your school district’s mission and how it works to address the district’s needs,
  • Conduct interviews with board members and the superintendent about roles and responsibilities,
  • Identify core values and how they are prioritized,
  • Develop norms and protocols that promote a highly effective team, and
  • Create an action plan for establishing and maintaining a positive working relationship between the board and superintendent.

This learning experience works in tandem with Course 1: Roles and Responsibilities and Course 2: Effective Relationships of the District Leadership Team Series.

Who should take this course?


What grade level(s) does this course apply to?

High School
Lower Elementary
Middle School
Upper Elementary

Course Partner



Board Responsibilities and Relationships

Course Vendor

Michigan Virtual

Limited Course Capacity

We’re sorry to inform you that we have reached capacity for several of our Semester 1 and Trimester 1 courses. You’ll notice when attempting to enroll students in our Student Learning Portal that some courses are unavailable. While we are no longer accepting new enrollments for these courses at this time, many courses continue to remain open for enrollment.

With many students across the state 100% remote, demand for our online courses is greater than ever before. Because every course we offer is taught by a Michigan-certified teacher, this high volume of enrollments has created capacity issues for our teachers who provide each and every student with individual feedback.

While the Michigan Virtual team anticipated and planned for significant increases in student enrollments this Fall, the increased demand we’ve experienced has been unprecedented. As a result, we are taking steps to hire even more part-and full-time teachers to support larger numbers of student enrollments for Semester 2 as well as for Trimester 2 and 3. 

For schools that still need online learning options this year, please fill out the form at the bottom of our virtual pathways page to meet with someone to discuss other solutions. While some of our teacher-led courses are full, we may still have the capacity to help you in upcoming terms or can discuss timing to implement a whole-school or collaborative program in which local teachers from your school/district use our online course content to teach students. We also have free course content and resources available for you to use.

We know this is an incredibly stressful time for all, and we’re sorry if the courses you’re looking for are unavailable. We never want to turn away a student who wants to learn from us. Our top concern, however, is student success, and we have a policy to not take on additional enrollments if we cannot guarantee that all students will have a quality online learning experience. 

We appreciate your patience and understanding as we navigate the unusually high volume of enrollments we are receiving.