Assessment and Evaluation

This certificate program addresses two primary goals:

  • The needs of public and private school personnel to gain skills in collecting, analyzing and interpreting assessment data (e.g. outcome measures) to improve student and school performance
  • The needs of stake-holders and decision-makers in both formal and informal educational settings to understand and use a range of evaluation methods for assessing and furthering organizational goals

Certificate recipients will be able to design a program evaluation, develop tests and surveys, evaluate test and survey data, use a number of appropriate software tools, and be able to access, use and interpret evaluation and assessment data bases. Upon completion of the certificate, students will have gained a comprehensive understanding of outcome measures.


The certificate provides a coherent set of four graduate-level courses as well as a way for participants to earn formal recognition for their expertise. Courses include EDP 607, EDP 655, EDP 690, and either EHS/EDP 667 or EDL/EDT 648.

EDP 690 Program Evaluation
EDP 607 Educational Measurement and Evaluation
EDP 655 Theory and Problems in Educational Measurement
EHS/EDP 667 Behavioral Statistics or
EDL/EDT 648 Data Based Decision-Making

For course planning purposes, know that 607, 667, and 648 are offered in the fall semester. 655, 667, and 648 are offered in the spring. 690 and 667 are offered in the summer. Please know that EDP 607 must be completed before EDP 655. Course Requirements


The Assessment and Evaluation certificate is available to current and newly admitted Miami graduate students, without regard to their degree-seeking status. Current Miami degree-seekers (including combined degree students) apply using the link on the Graduate Student Association Canvas site. All other applicants apply using the Graduate School's application. Students must be admitted to the certificate program prior to taking courses for certification.

Non-Degree/Graduate Certificate applicants must list their undergraduate institution, degree and other relevant information. They must also have earned at least a 3.0 cumulative undergraduate degree GPA. Degree seeking (Masters, Doctoral) applicants must list in chronological order all colleges, universities and professional schools attended (include courses taken and degrees earned at Miami University). On page 3 of the application, applicants will be required to upload transcripts from each institution. Degree-seekers must fulfill all admission requirements set forth on the Graduate School's admission page

Please contact the certificate program director, Professor William Boone for additional information.

Tuition and Financial Assistance

Program tuition and fees are dependent upon residency, term and course of study. Please visit the One Stop website for details regarding tuition and fees.

Miami University strives to help students afford a graduate education. Of particular assistance, the Teacher Education Access at Miami (TEAM) Scholarship provides professional educators a 50% tuition and fee reduction for graduate credit. Students may contact Miami’s One Stop office with any questions about financial aid. One Stop works with our students to help bring a Miami education within reach.