Available Concentrations

Concentration in Data Literacy

The Data Literacy 12-credit online certificate concentration prepares teachers, building-level and district-level leaders to create, analyze and interpret a variety of student performance assessments in order to improve instruction and student learning. The four carefully-sequenced courses for the certificate focus on developing meaningful teacher-created and classroom-based student assessments, interpreting both informal and formal assessment data, and using those data in making curricular decisions. Practicing teachers and other school leaders have the opportunity to apply assessment and decision-making skills to their own classrooms or schools. Credits earned for the certificate may be applied toward the Educational Psychology, MS.

Concentration in Program Evaluation

The Program Evaluation 16-credit graduate certificate concentration prepares individuals seeking evaluation positions in educational organizations, government, and non-government agencies. Grounded in evaluation theory and practice, the program of study includes coursework in qualitative, quantitative, and evaluation methodologies that culminates in an internship. Students will acquire a skill set to engage in program evaluation and an appreciation for the distinct nature of evaluation work. Credits earned for the certificate may be applied toward the Educational Psychology, MS or the PhD in Education based on faculty approval.


For policies governing all graduate certificates, see AP.6.8 Requirements for Graduate Certificates.

Banner Code: E1-CERG-EAED

Certificate Requirements

Total credits: 12-16

This certificate may be pursued on a full-or part-time basis.

Concentration in Data Literacy (DLIT)

EDEP 591Introduction to Data Literacy in Education3
EDEP 592Understanding Data in Data-Driven Decision Making3
EDEP 593Data Literacy in Context: Analysis and Interpretation of Educational Data3
EDEP 594Data Literacy: Application in Educational Contexts3
Total Credits12

Concentration in Program Evaluation (PREV)

EDRS 590Education Research3
or EDRS 810 Problems and Methods in Education Research
EDRS 620Quantitative Inquiry in Education3
or EDRS 811 Quantitative Methods in Educational Research
EDRS 621Qualitative Inquiry in Education3
or EDRS 812 Qualitative Methods in Educational Research
EDRS 631Program Evaluation3
or EDRS 820 Evaluation Methods for Educational Programs and Curricula
EDRS 680Advanced Evaluation Methods and Internship4
or EDRS 880 Advanced Evaluation Methods and Internship
Total Credits16