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Assessment and Evaluation Methods, Graduate Certificate

Impact the culture of education with the IU Online Graduate Certificate in Assessment and Evaluation Methods. This fully online program enables you to better analyze formative, interim, and summative assessments used to gauge student learning.

Course Delivery: 100% Online

Total Credits: 13

In-State Tuition Per Credit: $500.36

Out-of-State Tuition Per Credit: $600.43

Cost of attendance may vary by campus. View the total cost calculator

Learn how standardized assessments in education are developed, how to analyze data, and how to interpret and communicate assessment findings. Design and implement program evaluations, identify design issues, and strategize how to enhance evaluation results—all in order to gauge and improve the educational experience for students.

You’ll earn an Indiana University graduate certificate respected by employers worldwide—and you can work on yours anytime and anywhere. Plus, you’ll enjoy personalized support services throughout your academic journey.


To be accepted to this program, you must have:

  • A bachelor's degree
  • Minimum undergraduate GPA of 2.75 out of 4.00

To apply to this program, complete an online application that includes:

  • Transcripts
  • A personal statement
  • GRE scores (required only if applicant does not have an undergraduate or graduate degree from an accredited US institution)
  • A resume/CV
  • TOEFL or IELTS scores

Application Dates

Fall semester: Jul 1

Spring semester: Nov 1

Summer semester: Mar 1

Note: This program is not eligible for financial aid.

Your Graduate Certificate in Assessment and Evaluation Methods prepares you for careers in such fields as:

  • K–12 school systems
  • Research and industry
  • Government agencies
  • Universities

To earn the Graduate Certificate in Assessment and Evaluation Methods, you must complete 13 credit hours. Requirements are broken down as follows:

  • Core courses (13 credit hours)


Core Classes for the Assessment and Evaluation Methods Graduate Certificate
Course Number Course Name Credits

EDUC-Y 502

Intermediate Statistics Applied to Education

3 Credits

EDUC-Y 500

Computer Laboratory and Consultation for Educational Inquiry (to support EDUC-Y 502)

1 Credit

EDUC-Y 527

Educational Assessment and Psychological Measurement

3 Credits

EDUC-Y 535

Evaluation Models and Techniques

3 Credits

EDUC-P 507

Assessment in Schools

3 Credits

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