Evaluation & Organizational Learning Concentration (M.S. in Instructional Technology)

The Evaluation & Organizational Learning Concentration (M.S. in Instructional Technology) will prepare you to work as an evaluation professional. Individuals with a bachelor’s degree in any field are eligible to apply. Candidates for the program will complete 36 credit hours of courses and collaborative applied learning experiences culminating in an evaluation capstone project.

“Evaluation is a growing and evolving field. There is demand both nationally and internationally for professionals with the knowledge, skills, and dispositions to effectively evaluate programs, policies, and organizations to improve their effectiveness.” - Tamara M. Walser, Professor and Program Coordinator

Program of Study >

Student Learning Outcomes

  • Apply the fundamental norms and values underlying evaluation practice, including the standards, guidelines, and competencies of the discipline.
  • Demonstrate awareness of self as an evaluator (knowledge, skills, and dispositions) and reflect on personal evaluation practice (competencies and areas for growth).
  • Act and interact ethically through evaluation practice that demonstrates integrity and respect for all people.
  • Apply evaluation theory, approaches, and methodologies.
  • Address evaluation context, including the unique circumstances, multiple perspectives, and changing settings of evaluations and their users/stakeholders.
  • Facilitate evaluation use and capacity building.
  • Manage the evaluation, including developing proposals and contracts, resource allocation and coordination, and monitoring progress.
  • Apply effective interpersonal skills, including communication, facilitation, collaboration, negotiation, and conflict resolution skills.
  • Engage in culturally responsive evaluation practice, including addressing issues of privilege and power, and facilitating constructive and culturally responsive interactions throughout the evaluation.

Admission Requirements

  1. Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university completed before graduate study begins.
  2. Three recommendations by individuals in relevant professional fields.
  3. Official copies of transcripts of all college work (undergraduate and graduate). Undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or better is recommended.
  4. A letter of interest describing your educational and professional experiences, reasons for pursuing this degree and contributions you plan to make upon degree completion.
  5. Application and supplemental documents must be submitted by July 1.