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Program Evaluation web site.
The certificate in Program Evaluation will provide you with graduate-level training in the concepts and skills necessary to conduct evaluations of programs and program improvement efforts in domestic and international settings. You can also enhance your evaluation skills in your work as an evaluator, policy analyst, health and social service administrator, or program manager for non-profit advocacy and community-based organizations. You can complete the program either on a full-time or part-time basis within a five year time period as a non-degree seeking student or in conjunction with a graduate program at FSU.
A maximum of 5 years
These courses may not be offered every semester.
Students must maintain a 3.0 minimum GPA and complete 9 hours of Core courses.
In addition to the 9 hours of Core Courses, you may also choose from the following online electives to fulfill the 15 hour requirement. Please note these may not be offered each semester. Check the course catalog or contact your advisor for more information.
EDF 6486. Applied Research Methods in Educational Leadership and Policy (3) This course introduces students to the role that educational and empirical research, in particular, can play in solving educational problems.
EDF 6480. Applied Quantitative Methods for Educational Practitioners (3) This course focuses on applied statistics in the social sciences and how to use these tools to construct research reports specific to education. The goal of the course is for students to be more comfortable working with applied statistics and begin to apply the skills acquired to their own research.
EDA 5423. Data Driven School Improvement (3) This course builds expertise in using data for a variety of school-improvement purposes, including instructional decision-making in grades K2. Collaborative action-research skills are developed to solve school-based problems.
EDA 5507. Planning Effective Instruction (3) This course explores the components and relationships that make up effective classroom instruction. Working on the assumption that effective classroom instruction is a necessary foundation for student achievement, school leaders need to know how to coach and monitor teachers? use of effective instructional practices.
EDF 6479. Qualitative Data Analysis (3) This course focuses on the analysis, interpretation and reporting of qualitative data collected during interpretive research.
Other elective courses may satisfy certificate requirements upon approval of the Coordinator.
The cost of this program is equal to tuition and fees for the Academic Year 2016-17 as stated on the Student Business Services website, plus a per credit hour distance learning fee (fees vary by course). Contact the department for more specific fee information relative to student status and location.