Assessment, Research and Measurement, Certificate of Advanced Studies

(18 semester hours)

The purpose of this certificate program is to facilitate the development of competencies related to understanding and using data from assessment, research, and measurement on a daily basis to improve data-based decision-making and assessment practices in the professional’s content areas.

Professionals at the master’s or post-master’s level will develop skills in quantitative and qualitative research methods, assessment, measurement, program evaluation, and data-based decision-making. Beyond the three required courses, professionals are provided the flexibility to select coursework that supports their development within their specific fields. The certificate would benefit both the professional and their potential employer as the professional would develop further knowledge and skills in assessment, research, and measurement that are needed in schools and community agencies.

Admission Criteria

To seek admission to the certificate Program, a candidate must:

  • Submit an application to a certificate program.
  • Meet the same criteria as required of degree-seeking students.
  • Applicants will be interviewed as part of the application process.
  • Students may apply at either the post-baccalaureate or post-master’s level.
  • Admission to a certificate program does not imply admission to a graduate degree program.
  • The Department reviews the application and makes a recommendation regarding admission to Graduate Studies.

Required Coursework (9 semester hours):

ED 502RESEARCH METHODS

3

ED 530TESTS & MEASUREMENTS

3

ED 533INTRODUCTORY STATISTICS

3

Electives (9 semester hours approved by the academic advisor):

ED 536APSYCHO-EDUCATIONAL EVALUATION

3

And

ED 536BPSYCHO-EDUCATIONAL EVALUATION

3

 

ED 578LITERACY ASSESS & INTERV MODEL

3

CG 531CAREER DEV & VOCATNL APPRASL

3

CG 571CLINICAL EVALUATION

3

CG 572CLINIC DIAGNOS & PSYCHOPATHOL

3

ED 536 A and B Psycho-education Evaluation (School Psychology students only)

Other courses from student’s professional content area with approval of the program coordinator