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Graduate Certificate in Program Evaluation in Educational and Youth-Serving Organizations

Learn to use data to evaluate and improve outcomes and programs in educational and youth-serving organizations.

The Graduate Certificate in Program Evaluation is designed for those who are working with educational and youth-serving organizations – including K-12 schools of all types, as well as non-profits and other related organizations. This certificate gives you expertise in using data to evaluate the programs and make strategic decisions on future curriculum direction.

Time to Complete: 8 months – 4 courses in two summer sessions, and one more course in Fall semester ending in December

Credits: 5 courses totaling 13 credits

Cost: Current CSU Graduate tuition costs can be found on the Bursar's website

Program Highlights


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Career Outcomes and Job Opportunities

Take the next step in your career. This certificate is used to enhance your skills and marketability for a career in an educational or youth-serving organization. The program evaluation skills developed in this program are excellent for teachers and administrators at all types of schools, as well as for those in youth-serving non-profit organizations. Earning this certificate recognizes you as a member of the CSU alumni community; an institution with measurable notability in the education space.

Required Courses

Course Title Credits
EDB 572 Statistics for Health and Human Services 3 Credits
EDB 711* Educational Evaluation & Innovation 3 Credits
EDB 715 Applied Programming & Data Analysis with Statistical Software 2 Credits
Choose between
Course Title Credits
UST 510 Proposal Writing 4 Credits
OR
Course Title Credits
EDB 620 Psychology of the Adolescent Learners 3 Credits
EDU 701* Advanced Research Design 2 Credits

*EDB 601 or equivalent (an introductory research course) is a prerequisite for these courses.

Admission Requirements:

Interested students should fill out the Request Information form and indicate their preference for the Graduate Certificate in Program Evaluation in Educational and Youth-Serving Organizations.

It is highly recommended that EDB 601: Educational Research be completed before taking the program courses.

For more information, visit https://levin.csuohio.edu/c_f/graduate-certificate-in-program-evaluation-in-educational-and-youth-serving-organizations

For program information contact:

Dr. Hamlen Mansour
Department of Curriculum & Foundations
Cleveland State University
2485 Euclid Avenue, JH 376
Cleveland, OH 44115
216.687.4577
k.hamlen@csuohio.edu

Learning Methodology

In this certificate program, you will learn about basic statistics and data presentation, program evaluation, use of statistical software to analyze data and present information, and a choice between grant writing or advanced research design and human development.


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FAQs

Is this program meant for those in K-12 schools?

This program was designed for those in a broad variety of careers – including those in K-12 schools, but also for those in non-profit organizations that are related to education and/or youth.

What is program evaluation?

Program evaluation is the process of gathering and analyzing data using research methods to understand how well a program is functioning and to find ways to improve the program. In this certificate program, you will focus on the skills needed to evaluate educational and youth-serving programs and the decision-making process to improve these programs.

Why is the certificate 12-13 credits?

The pathway through the program that is always offered online has five courses and 13 credits. There is also a course in grant-writing that is often offered online, but is occasionally face-to-face. For anyone who prefers to take this course, it can be taken in lieu of two others, for a total of 12 credits in the certificate (please see the list of courses for details on this).

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