Program Evaluation, Certificate

Admission Requirements

Students may apply to this certificate program as either degree or non-degree students (in either case, students must apply for the certificate through Graduate Admissions). Also, as in other certificate programs, to make an application, students must possess an undergraduate B.A. or B.S. degree from a regionally accredited college or university, with a minimum of an overall undergraduate grade point average of 2.5 on a scale of 4. No more than 3 hours of transfer credit can be applied to the proposed certificate (and the credit may not be more than 7 years old), to be applied only to the local cultural literacy/competency requirement (students may not transfer CI 627 Program Plan and Evaluation, EDF 620 Mixed Methods Research, or EDF 679 Problem Report). Students may apply credits earned in the proposed certificate to graduate degrees in COEPD as well as in the Graduate Humanities Program as electives, to be determined by faculty advising students’ programs of study. Credits earned in the proposed certificate can potentially be applied to professional development and other professional continuing education as well; again, depending on individual programs of study and the approval of faculty in COEPD and/or the Graduate Humanities Program.

Plan of Study

Required Courses
CI 627Program Plan and Evaluation3
EDF 620Mixed Methods Research3
EDF 679Problem Report1-3
Local Cultural Literacy/Competency Courses
Select one of the following:
Seminar in Appalachian Culture
Appal Std: Themes & Voices
Time & Place in Appalachia
Total Credit Hours7-9