Assessment, Evaluation and Policy Certificate

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Assessment, Evaluation and Policy Certificate

Program Overview

The Certificate in Assessment, Evaluation, and Policy provides the skills and knowledge to design, develop, implement, and analyze a broad range of assessment systems; evaluate teaching, learning and educational programming; and develop multiple strategies to synthesize, share, and use data for decision­-making purposes.

Embedded in each of the courses is an emphasis on the role of broader policy contexts in assessment, evaluation, and decision­-making. The intended audience of this certificate includes professionals in education and related fields (e.g., psychology, social work, family studies, and nonprofit management) such as teachers, administrators, district office staff, museum educators, policymakers, consultants, among others. This post­-baccalaureate certificate can be completed in roughly one and a half years through completion of five four­-credit courses.


Department of Education
Morrill Hall
University of New Hampshire
62 College Road
Durham, NH 03824

Phone: (603) 862-2310
Fax: (603) 862-2174


Curriculum & Requirements

Required Courses
EDUC 885Introduction to Assessment4
EDUC 886Issues in Assessment: HIstorical Contexts, Perennial Dilemmas, Current Trends4
EDUC 972Introduction to Educational Evaluation4
EDUC 998Special Topics (Evidence, Data and Decision-Making)4
Select one of the following:4
EDUC 881
Introduction to Statistics: Inquiry, Analysis, and Decision Making
EDUC 882
Introduction to Research Methods
EDUC 884
Educators as Researchers
EDUC 904
Qualitative Inquiry in Education
EDUC 958
Analysis of Teaching and Learning
EDUC 959
Issues in Education
EDUC 978
Applied Regression Analysis in Educational Research
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