MASA Micro-Credentials

Micro-credentials may just be the future of competency-based professional learning in K-12 education. Why? Wherever you are in your understanding of a particular topic, micro-credentialing allows you to move toward concept mastery and the practical application of skills.

Michigan Association of School Administrators (MASA)

Together with the Michigan Association of Superintendents and Administrators (MASA), we’ve designed micro-credential courses that prepare administrators and superintendents with training to address key issues within their districts.

Discounted course sections for MASA’s Horizon Leadership Academy participants:

MASA: Communications Micro-credential

Create a communications plan for your district and demonstrate competency in serving in a communications role.
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MASA: District Leadership Team Micro-credential

Demonstrate your competency in building an effective and collaborative district level leadership team comprised of the superintendent and board of education.
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Ready to earn your first micro-credential?

Micro-credentials are an innovative way for you to demonstrate and share your educational competencies. You can explore all of the micro-credential courses in our catalog using the link below!

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.