Certificate in Educational Assessment Specialist

Admission to the Certificate in Educational Assessment Specialist 

In addition to admission requirements of the College of Graduate Studies, admission to the certificate program requires the following:

  • A baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university

  • A well-written statement of purpose describing your background and goals as well as the importance of this certificate program in achieving those goals

  • Three letters of recommendation regarding your potential for doing graduate level work. Letters should be recommendations from professionals such as an undergraduate major advisor, current employer, school principal or others who are knowledgeable about your ability to engage in graduate work in this certificate program

The certificate program has selective admissions and may admit a limited number of students. Thus, meeting all formal criteria does not guarantee admission.

What to Submit with Your Application

  • Official transcripts from all institutions of higher education

  • Statement of purpose

  • Three letters of recommendation 

Requirements for the Certificate in Educational Assessment Specialist

For the Certificate, students must complete the following program requirements: 

  • A minimum of 12 semester hours of approved graduate course work

  • A specialization in educational assessment that includes RESM 5110, 5210, 5310, and 6940

Courses may be included as part of a master's degree program as approved by the student's faculty advisor. 

All coursework and requirements of the certificate must be taken within a four-year period immediately preceding the date the degree is awarded.

Guide for Developing a Plan of Study

Below is a guide for developing a Plan of Study for the Educational Assessment Specialist. Students should work with their faculty advisor to identify specific courses to fulfill program requirements. 

Specialization in Educational Assessment
RESM 5110Quantitative Methods I3
RESM 5210Educational Testing And Grading3
RESM 5310Understanding and Consuming Research 3
RESM 6940Internships In Measurement, Evaluation, Research & Statistics3
Total Hours12