Courses

The Online Graduate Certificate Program in Program Evaluation is comprised of four required courses (12-credits).  In addition, EPSY 5605 is offered as an elective for students who would benefit from the introductory quantitative methods material.

Fall Spring Summer
EPSY 5605 - Introduction to Quantitative Methods (Prerequisite) Summer 2019
EPSY 6601 - Methods and Techniques of Educational Research  Fall 2019
EPSY 6621 - Program Evaluation Spring 2019
EPSY 6623 - Advanced Program Evaluation Summer 2019
EPSY 5195 - Practicum (Flexible by Semester)  Fall 2019


EPSY 5605 - Introduction to Quantitative Methods I (Prerequisite)

(3-credits)

A formal introduction to quantitative procedures and analysis of computer output including descriptive and inferential statistics through one-way analysis of variance.

This course is offered for students who would benefit from the introductory quantitative methods material. Students may request to have this requirement waived if they have taken a graduate-level statistics course from an accredited college or university and have earned a "B" or better.


EPSY 6601 - Methods and Techniques of Educational Research

(3-credits)

Survey of the principal methods employed in the investigation of educational problems, including problem formulation, stating hypotheses, sampling, instrument design, types of research methods and design principles.


EPSY 6621 - Program Evaluation

(3-credits)

Overview of quantitative and qualitative procedures used in the evaluation of educational programs. Current trends and practical applications are stressed.


EPSY 6623 - Advanced Program Evaluation

(3-credits)

Expounds upon students’ knowledge, understanding, and application of program evaluation.  Current debates, issues in the field, theories, and research on evaluation will be embedded throughout the course.


EPSY 5195 - Practicum

(3-credits)

Students work collaboratively with faculty to integrate their course experiences into actual evaluation practice. Current issues in the field may be discussed. Activities are tailored to the skills and needs necessary to complete work on students’ selected evaluation projects.