Institutional Research and Policy Analysis (Grad Certificate)

The most innovative and effective educators stretch. They're relentless. They suspect that there's always a better way and they find it. Those who attend graduate programs at ASU's Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College receive best-in-class preparation that allows them to harness and create knowledge, mobilize people and take action to improve education. These master's degree and doctoral degree programs prepare graduates to thrive in their careers and take leadership positions in advancing the world's most important profession.

People working in or with schools are increasingly being asked to interpret and make decisions based on data. The graduate certificate in institutional research and policy analysis provides participants with the training and skills in education policy and applied data analysis that will allow them to critically assess education programs and policies and engage in data-driven decision-making. The certificate consists of five courses in which students will analyze data from real-world settings, including their own schools or organizations.

This certificate program will allow students to:

  • glean insights from data that will help them make effective decisions in classrooms, schools, districts and other organizations
  • present reliable and pertinent data to their colleagues and administrators
  • develop analyses that can help them identify instructional changes aimed at improving student achievement

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Institutional Research and Policy Analysis (Grad Certificate)


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