The online Graduate Certificate in Higher Education Assessment Specialist program is intended for working assessment professionals who do not have the time to complete a master’s degree but would like to receive professional development education. The curriculum strengthens the skills needed to apply knowledge in a higher education institution and to apply and evaluate the effectiveness of higher education assessment instruments as students develop and enhance skills such as communication, professional assessment, instrument design, consultation, and statistical analyses. Coursework covers a variety of topics including the history of relevant higher education accountability policy, the Standards for Educational Psychological Testing, data collection, and ethics, while also providing experience in the development, method creation, and evaluation of assessments.
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School Accreditation & Licensing
James Madison University is accredited by:
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC)
Program Requirements & Restrictions
Minimum EducationBachelor Degree
Statement of Purpose/Intent, Resume/CV, Official College Transcript(s)