Professional Development Certificates

Boost Your Educational Career Path with a Professional Development Certificate

Whether you're seeking to gain experience in research, survey design, or program evaluation in the educational arena, University of Houston-Clear Lake's College of Education offers a certificate to meet your needs. Learn how to assess the effectiveness of the components of successful academic strategies with the program evaluation certificate, or acquire effective research skills that will help you make data-driven decisions as an administrator. After completing the coursework, you'll be equipped to play a vital role in delivering a high-quality education to students using qualitative and quantitative techniques. These certificates are designed to accompany your doctoral program, and your professional career.

Program Evaluation Professional Development Certificate

With this certificate, you'll learn to determine which educational opportunities deliver the optimal outcomes for students and teachers. The required coursework will provide you with the critical tools needed to conduct program evaluations not only for a school district, but for state and federal grants as well. Methodologies and practices taught in the courses include quantitative and qualitative research approaches, data analysis, and report writing.

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Research for Administrators Professional Development Certificate

This intensive, 15-credit hours certificate for administrators will enable you to be a more effective overseer of research and program evaluations. Learn the ins and outs of data collection and analysis, program evaluation, and survey design, whether you work in a K-12 school setting, higher education, or any other educational environment.

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Teaching Research and Statistics Professional Development Certificate

The teaching research and statistics certificate will teach you how to conduct research most efficiently through the gathering and analyzing of data using various statistical techniques. This 18-hour course sequence encompasses various research procedures and approaches as well as advanced statistical analysis techniques. Your certificate will ensure that you've acquired the essential processes and strategies you will need to teach college-level statistics and research courses.

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Professional Development Certificate Faculty

Michelle Peters
Michelle Peters

Michelle Peters

Professor of Research and Applied Statistics-Program Coordinator, Educational Foundations/Research,
Education

Contact number: 202-321-3752
Email: petersm@uhcl.edu
Office: B1111-10

Faculty Bio

Carol Carman
Carol Carman

Carol Carman

Associate Professor of Educational Research ,
Education

Contact number: 281-283-3606
Email: Carman@uhcl.edu
Office: 1125-6

Faculty Bio

Rene Lastrapes
Renée  E. Lastrapes

Renée E. Lastrapes

Assistant Professor of Education Research and Assessment,
Education

Contact number: 281-283-3566
Email: Lastrapes@uhcl.edu
Office: 1111-5

Faculty Bio

Amy Orange

Amy Orange

Assistant Professor of Qualitative Research,
Education

Contact number: 281-283-3512
Email: Orange@uhcl.edu
Office: B1111-13

Faculty Bio

Contact
  • Department of Educational Leadership & Policy Analysis

    Phone: 281-283-3521
    Email: petersm@uhcl.edu

    Bayou Building 1111
    2700 Bay Area Blvd
    Houston, TX 77058-1002