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Earn a Certificate in Program Evaluation - Data Collection, Instrument Design and More!

Would you like to take courses and learn new skills that are valued by a variety of employers?

Do you want to learn how to measure the success of a program, how to identify and use data to meet accountability needs and more from seasoned evaluators
?

Consider our CERTIFICATE IN PROGRAM EVALUATION!  It is not too late to begin this fall!


Courses are conveniently offered in a hybrid format and the entire certificate can be completed in just 10 months!

Programs across a variety of industries are being pressured to justify their investments to stakeholders through program evaluation – by assessing program processes and implementation, measuring outcomes, and informing ongoing program improvement.

The demand for program evaluation is growing.  In fact, US News named Program Evaluator as a Best Kept Secret Career!:

http://money.usnews.com/money/careers/articles/2008/12/11/best-kept...

The coursework in this certificate covers the full spectrum from program planning to program revision, including training on evaluation theory, research/evaluation ethics, logic models, program theory, considering stakeholder perspectives, designing evaluation studies, designing data collection instruments, collecting and analyzing quantitative and qualitative data, interpreting and reporting on analyses, and facilitating the use of evaluation findings to make program improvements.

Courses are offered in hybrid format, meeting approximately one Saturday per month with the remainder of work to be completed online. (Fall course meeting dates are: September 6, September 27, November 1, December 6.) The culminating applied practicum experience also takes place within the course structure. (No fieldwork is required.) Enrolled students may complete the certificate program in just 10 months.  Courses are taught by seasoned professionals in the program evaluation field and the certificate is housed in the Center for Research and Evaluation on Education and Human Services (CREEHS).

Those completing the program work in schools, foundations, government agencies, community and nonprofit organizations, consulting companies and higher education as:

Program Officer
Research Analyst
Program Director
Project Manager
Agency Director (Government, Human Services, Health Care, Nonprofit)
Data Analyst
Evaluation Coordinator
Consultant
Accreditation Manager
Assessment Coordinator
Training & Evaluation Specialist

If you are interested in starting in this program this fall, the first class meets on Saturday, September 6.  Please contact Eden Kyse at evalcenter@montclair.edu for enrollment information.



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