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In the Program Evaluation concentration, students will develop skills that have a positive impact on educational programs and policies for learners at every level. This concentration is designed to develop the knowledge, skills, and abilities that contribute to preparing, managing and conducting program assessments in various organizations and various community settings to measure quality and effectiveness.


Earn a Master of Arts or Master of Education

Degree plans for a master's degree with a concentration in Program Evaluation:

  • Master of Arts (M.A) Degree Plan

    The Master of Arts (M.A.) in Program Evaluation degree requires completion of 36 semester hours of coursework, 24 of which must be in education. The degree is appropriate for students applying coursework not designated as an education course.

    Core Courses (12 hours)

    • EDUC 6301 Introduction to Education Research
    • EDUC 6306 Philosophical Foundations Education
    • EDUC 6304 Theories of Learning EDUC
    • 63CS1 Capstone in Education

    Area of Concentration within Education (6 hours)

    Electives (18 hours)*

    • *Elective courses may be outside education major
  • Master of Education (M.Ed) Degree Plan

    This Master of Education (M.Ed.) in Program Evaluation degree is designed for students completing all coursework in education. The degree requires completion of 36 semester hours of coursework based upon the graduate core curriculum and the area of concentration.

    Core Courses (12 hours)

    • EDUC 6301 Introduction to Research Methods
    • EDUC 6306 Philosophical Foundations in Education
    • EDUC 6304 Theories of Learning OR ADED 6381 Adult Learning and Development
    • EDUC 63CS1 Capstone in Education

    Concentration Courses (18 hours)

    • EVAL 6310 Program Evaluation Theory
    • EVAL 6320 Program Evaluation Methods
    • EVAL 6390 Program Evaluation Practicum
    • EDUC 6333 Action Research
    • EDUC 6302 Introduction to Quantitative Methods
    • ADED 6387 Program Development in Adult Education OR an approved elective

    Electives (6 semester hours)*

    • *Elective courses must be inside Education major

Admission Criteria

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