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Michael D. Eisner College of Education

Educational Psychology & Counseling

Program Evaluation in Education and
Education Related Settings Certificate

Program Description

The Program Evaluation in Education and Education Related Settings Certificate Program is designed for individuals interested in acquiring knowledge and skills necessary for evaluating a variety of programs. The certificate program is open to private and public administrators, teachers, trainers, instructors, curriculum experts, counselors, psychologists, and instructional designers, as well as those preparing for doctoral programs. Candidates should have a Master’s Degree or be concurrently enrolled in an Educational Psychology and Counseling Master’s Program. The Certificate Program is practice based and focuses on academic, community, and business (on-the-job training) program assessment and evaluation.

Certificate Program Coordinator

Dr. Pete Goldschmidt (pete.goldschmidt@csun.edu). For more information, see http://www.csun.edu/education/epc/faculty/goldschmidt.html and http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pete_Goldschmidt.

Application Requirements

To be admitted to the Program Evaluation Certificate Program, applicants must provide verification that they have satisfied all the following requirements:

Application Procedures

See Applicant Resources on EPC Department website
http://www.csun.edu/education/epc/
Contact Ashley Walker, Administrative Support Assistant, 818 677-2599, EPC Department Office

Program Requirements

To successfully complete the program and earn the graduate-level credit certificate, participants must

Program Courses

Goals and Measurable Student Learning Outcomes

The major goals of the Program Evaluation Education and Education Related Certificate Program are to

Measurable Student Learning Outcomes for the Program Evaluation Education and Education Related Certificate include the following:

  1. Students will demonstrate critical thinking in conceptualizing, designing, and analyzing research in education.
  2. Students will demonstrate knowledge of evaluation and measurement theory.
  3. Students will demonstrate knowledge and skills related to measurement and assessment in education.
  4. Students will demonstrate the ability to design and conduct research and evaluation in education.
  5. Students will demonstrate knowledge and skills in basic and advanced statistical methodologies.
  6. Students will demonstrate the ability to use and interpret the results of statistical computer software.
  7. Students will demonstrate high standards of professionalism and ethics.

Certificate Program Occupation Preparation

This certificate program prepares students to work as Educational Consultants (SOC Code #25-9031) and Educational Specialists (SOC Code #25-9031).

Certificate Program Estimated Costs

The following is a breakdown of the estimated total certificate program cost for two semesters at 6 units and one semester at 7 units:

Tuition & Fees$8,847.00
Books & Supplies$2,682.00
Room & Board$19,134.00
TOTAL COST$30,663.00