Online educational evaluation degrees are ideal for educators who would like to assess and evaluate education curriculum, structure, policy, or quality, or evaluate institutions as a whole. Jobs in educational evaluation could exist at the school, district, college system, state, or federal level.
Students in educational evaluation degree programs will take courses in education management strategies, evaluation in organizations, professional development and training, curriculum models, education policy ethics, resource management, leading and evaluating change, and human performance. Students will be able to specialize in a particular area, such as curriculum or technology, and will learn both qualitative and quantitative research and evaluation methods.
Depending on the specific career field one might want to pursue, it may be necessary to gain state certification, particularly if one is pursuing a classroom-based degree.
Students who hold degrees in educational evaluation fields may be interested in making schools or school districts more effective or efficient by maximizing education resources, such as technology, supplies, and human capital, measuring different curriculum and staffing initiatives to see how students, teachers, and the community have fared. In higher education settings, graduates may want to work in enrollment management, admissions, or academic positions to assess institutional effectiveness. Graduates could also pursue careers working for education think-tanks or non-profit organizations, evaluating education policies in general or at specific campuses.