Dec 03, 2023  
2020-2021 Graduate Catalogue 
2020-2021 Graduate Catalogue Archived Catalogue

Evaluation, Post-Baccalaureate Certificate

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Program Coordinator: Dr. Tamara Walser

The Post-Baccalaureate Certificate Program in Evaluation is designed for professionals in fields such as health, business, education, social work, sociology, and public administration. The purpose of the program is to develop the capacity of individuals to do and use evaluation for program and organizational learning. This certificate requires a minimum of 18 credit hours including electives. The electives are selected from course offerings in the WCE and other disciplines.

Specialization Objectives

  1. Demonstrate awareness of fundamental norms and values underlying evaluation practice, including the standards, guidelines, and competencies of the discipline.
  2. Act and interact ethically through evaluation practice that demonstrates integrity and respect for all people.
  3. Apply evaluation theory, approaches, and methodologies.
  4. Address evaluation context, including the unique circumstances, multiple perspectives, and changing settings of evaluations and their users/stakeholders.
  5. Facilitate evaluation use and capacity building.
  6. Apply effective interpersonal skills, including communication, facilitation, collaboration, negotiation, and conflict resolution skills.
  7. Engage in culturally responsive evaluation practice, including addressing issues of privilege and power, and facilitating constructive and culturally responsive interactions throughout the evaluation.

Admission Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree completed before graduate study begins.
  • Three recommendations from individuals who can attest to the qualifications of the applicant for admission to this program.
  • One official transcript is required from each U.S. post-secondary institution attended.
  • Statement of Interest Essay should describe educational and professional experiences, reasons for pursuing this certificate, and contributions that the applicant plans to make upon degree completion.

Professional Core (9 credit hours)

Students are required to complete:

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