Program Evaluation

(Open exclusively to doctoral students already enrolled in Educational Psychology)

Educational institutions and human service agencies evaluate the effectiveness of their programs and products. Evaluators are needed to apply specialized tools and techniques for measuring an array of outcomes, e.g., conceptualize program models, clarify problem objectives, design data collection schemes, construct instruments, analyze data, report results, and work with area personnel to facilitate use of evaluation findings to improve program effectiveness. Specialization in program evaluation consists of courses and field experience leading to the MA degree. Educational and human service issues and programs and quantitative and qualitative evaluation methodologies are emphasized. The MA evaluation concentration is open only to doctoral students in Educational Psychology and is relevant to those who have an interest in professional accountability, effective management of human service and educational programs, and applied research on organizational operations and effectiveness. The MA component includes practicum and a Master's Thesis.

Required:
Departmental core courses
EDP 380P Evaluation: Models and Techniques
EDP 380P Practicum in Evaluation
1 additional methodology course (in or out-of-department)
2 out-of-department/area courses relevant to Program Evaluation
  (approved by Dr. Borich and 1 must be taken for a grade)
6 hours of Master’s Thesis or
3-6 hours of Master’s Report 

Two of the following, or equivalents (approved by Dr. Borich):
EDP 380P Test and Scale Construction
EDP 380P Applied Psychometrics
EDP 384 Hierarchical Linear Modeling
EDP 389K Correlation and Regression Methods
EDP 382K Factor Analysis
EDP 382K Survey of Multivariate Methods
EDP 384 Introduction to Survey Research
EDP 384 Qualitative Research Methods
EDP 384 Educational Research Methodology
EDP 384 Data Analysis Using SAS
EDP 384 Data Analysis Using SPSS

Last updated on February 14, 2012