Montclair State University’s Online Educational Assessment graduate certificate program provides aspiring and practicing educators, educational leaders and others invested in schools with the practical knowledge and skills needed to engage in valid and ethical assessment practices that guide decision making to inform teaching practices and school/district policies.
Given the recent changes in educational policy at the national level, schools and districts need to provide ongoing evidence of student learning and achievement. This means that all members of school/district communities need to become versed in a variety of assessment activities, multiple methods for interpreting and summarizing data, and constructing sound educational policy and practices that are supported by the local evidence provided in schools. This certificate program is specifically designed to prepare educators for using assessment data to inform instruction.
Level: Graduate Certificate
Apply for: Spring 2024
Start class: March 4, 2024
Credit Hours: 9
Learn more about the Educational Assessment graduate certificate program:
The Educational Assessment online graduate certificate is designed to provide immediately applicable concepts, skills and methods in educational assessment.
During the courses, you will learn to:
- Implement assessment and evaluation to impact practices in classroom, school, and district level.
- Analyze, evaluate, and improve a variety of assessments.
- Locate, analyze, interpret, and use multiple data sources to make data-evidenced decisions.
- Use protocols/techniques for analyzing and interpreting assessment results.
- Understand and gather evidence for assessment practices in teacher evaluation instruments.
- Communicate assessment results and practices with parents and other stakeholders.
- Understand of the history and political aspects of assessment.
- Engage in ethical assessment practices.
Flexible format to fit into your busy life:
- Three courses; 9 graduate credits
- Fully online delivery format
- Earn the certificate within one year
Ideal candidates for the Educational Assessment Program include prospective and current K-12 teachers and school administrators, school counselors, and assessment coordinators in higher education.
In order to be considered for admission into the program please submit:
- An application
- Official copies of the academic transcript from each college and/or university attended, documenting an earned undergraduate degree. Electronic transcripts are recommended to expedite the application process. You can often request this directly from your institution or by using electronic processing through sites such as the National Student Clearinghouse.
- Students holding degrees from non-US institutions must request a course-by-course transcript evaluation from a member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services or by Educated Choices. TOEFL (Test of English as a foreign language), IELTS (International English Language Testing System) or Duolingo English Test are required for applicants to any program who earned their degree in a country where English is not the official language. Please check our International Applicants page for more information and for our current TOEFL/IELTS Waiver Policy.
If you have specific questions about the program and would like academic advisement, please contact your Graduate Program Coordinator.
Coordinator: Dr. Helenrose Fives, Department of Educational Foundations