Graduate Certificate in Evaluation


Instruction Mode: On Campus

The Graduate Certificate in Evaluation consists of 13 credit hours of graduate courses. This certificate is designed to:

  • Gain a working understanding of contemporary evaluation theory, practice, tools, and techniques used in evaluation.
  • Introduce the standards of quality for professional evaluation practice and evaluation ethics.
  • Develop skills on appropriate evaluation uses and impact of evaluations on decision making.

Up to 12 hours of certificate course credits may be applied to a graduate degree. 

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Prerequisite Courses

  • N/A

Required Courses (13 credits)

  • EDF 7485: Theory and Practice of Program Evaluation or EDF 6461: Foundations of Applied Evaluation (3 credits)
  • EDF 7940: Supervised Practicum in Applied Evaluation or EDF 6941: Practicum in Measurement, Evaluation, and Research (3 credits) 
  • EDF 7462: Metaevaluation (4 credits)
  • Elective (3-4 credits)

Elective Courses

  • EDF 7497: Theory and Practice of Personnel Evaluation (3 credits)
  • EDF 7467: Theory and Practice of Collaborative Evaluation (3 credits)
  • EDF 7491: Consulting and Project Mgmt. Skills for Evaluators (3 credits)
  • EDF 7477: Qualitative Research in Education Part I (4 credits)
  • EDF 6407: Statistical Analysis of Educational Research I (4 credits)
  • EDF 6432: Foundations of Measurement (3 credits)

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