MEMSPA: Module 1 – Supporting Improvement with Systems

Schools require continuous system improvement in order to meet student needs and district requirements. This microcredential course focuses on foundational components of continuous improvement and will begin to build a deep, practical understanding of the critical elements needed to provide leadership for a continuous improvement process. You will also cover the concept of second-order change and how it applies to your current role as well as your role in helping to build staff/teacher efficacy to support continuous improvement.

In this course, you will:

  • Understand the Michigan Integrated Continuous Improvement Process,
  • Identify systems in your school and determine their relationship to continuous improvement,
  • Understand the Michigan definition of the Whole Child and examine which tenets are currently addressed through existing systems,
  • Identify and describe first and second order changes in your building as it relates to continuous improvement, and apply connections between teacher efficacy and continuous improvement,
  • Provide the evidence to earn your “Supporting Improvement with Systems” micro-credential.

SCECHs Granted


Who should take this course?


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

High School
Lower Elementary
Middle School
Upper Elementary

Course Partner


Supporting Improvement with Systems

Course Vendor

Michigan Virtual