ED520 Program Evaluation

Program evaluation continues to grow in importance and is utilized in many fields, including education, criminal justice, science and technology, and health and human services. It is a form of applied research that involves the systematic collection and analysis of data with the purpose of evaluating the design, implementation and/or effectiveness of programs or projects under review. This introduction to program evaluation course is designed to provide an overview of both past and current perspectives on approaches to evaluation, including theory, method and practice. In this course, students critically examine the historical context of program evaluation, major evaluation theories and theorists, and approaches to evaluation. Students have the chance to apply the theories covered in the course through case study analyses. Students gain an understanding of theories, applications and approaches within the context of formal program evaluation and are able to develop a program evaluation design.

Credits: 3
Offered: Fall, SummerA
Prerequisites: [ED 506 for doctoral students, ED 406 or equivalent for other students, ED 504 and ED 507 recommended]
Restrictions: Doctoral students or students in program evaluation certification, or by permission of instructor; NO AUDITS
ED 520 Program Evaluation course information is subject to change, please check the latest schedule.