The focus of this graduate certificate program is to improve student learning by way of assessment. Teachers and other educators earning this certificate will understand what constitutes high quality educational assessment and recognize the relations among assessment, motivation and student learning. You'll be equipped to respond intelligently to the demands of government education policies, especially as they relate to assessment. You'll also become familiar with legal and ethical issues associated with educational assessment, analyze student assessment data from various sources and evaluate assessment research.
Over the past decade, assessment has been increasingly recognized as an important factor in school improvement and student learning. Yet, there are few professionals with the expertise to help schools deal with varying assessment issues. This certificate gives teachers and educators the expertise to assume a key role in assessment education and respond intelligently to demands of state and federal education policies.
The EMU College of Education is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education and approved by the Michigan Department of Education for the preparation of educational personnel.
Program of Study
The program requires 12 credit hours of study and is designed to be completed in one year. Credits may be applied to the masters in EDPS. Check with your advisor for the credits applicable in your concentration.
- EDPS 626 Principles and Issues in Educational Assessment (3)
- EDPS 627 Designing Classroom Assessment (3)
- EDPS 628 Analyzing Student Learning (3)
- EDPS 667 Principles of Educational Research (3)
For More Information
Alane Starko, Ph.D., Professor, Teacher Education
Eastern Michigan University
College of Education
Ypsilanti, MI 48197
734.487.7120 x 2617
Visit the College of Education educational psychology site.
Read more information by downloading the fact sheet [PDF].