Assessment, Evaluation and Policy (Graduate Certificate)

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The Certificate in Assessment, Evaluation, and Policy provides the skills and knowledge to design, develop, implement, and analyze a broad range of assessment systems; evaluate teaching, learning and educational programming; and develop multiple strategies to synthesize, share, and use data for decision­-making purposes.

Embedded in each of the courses is an emphasis on the role of broader policy contexts in assessment, evaluation, and decision­-making. The intended audience of this certificate includes professionals in education and related fields (e.g., psychology, social work, family studies, and nonprofit management) such as teachers, administrators, district office staff, museum educators, policymakers, consultants, among others. This post­-baccalaureate certificate can be completed in roughly one and a half years through completion of five four­-credit courses.

Required Courses
EDUC 885Introduction to Assessment4
EDUC 886Issues in Assessment: HIstorical Contexts, Perennial Dilemmas, Current Trends4
EDUC 972Introduction to Educational Evaluation4
EDUC 998Special Topics (Evidence, Data and Decision-Making)4
Select one of the following:4
Introduction to Statistics: Inquiry, Analysis, and Decision Making
Introduction to Research Methods
Educators as Researchers
Qualitative Inquiry in Education
Analysis of Teaching and Learning
Issues in Education
Applied Regression Analysis in Educational Research