We’ll Teach You How to Secure Project Funds & Approvals

To meet new standards, organizations demand higher accountability for development-project funds and transparency regarding a program’s results. It’s understood now that you’re more likely to receive future funding if you can demonstrate how a program performs. That’s why employees who have specialized Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) skills are in demand. This key knowledge helps to assess a project or program’s performance and its lasting impact.

IN JUST 9 MONTHS, YOU CAN PROVE PROGRAM PERFORMANCE

It takes just four courses and nine to 15 months to gain the skills necessary to advance your career in project monitoring and evaluation. Project managers and program evaluators are needed in nearly every professional industry and sector, including the corporate world, government, global development, and the nonprofit sector. The online Graduate Certificate in Project Monitoring and Evaluation from American University provides you with the critical skillset necessary to design and implement program-based Monitoring and Evaluation to make a difference within leading sectors.

GREENLIGHT YOUR PROJECTS AND YOUR CAREER

You’ll utilize specialized, in-demand skills to optimize current projects, recommend new programs with confidence, and advance your career either domestically or abroad.

  • Comprehend and create a Logical Framework (Logframe or Results Framework) for improving the planning, implementation, management, monitoring, and evaluation of projects.
  • Assess monitoring plans, performance evaluation designs, impact evaluation designs, and Evaluation Statements of Work (SOW).
  • Examine and demonstrate the use of qualitative and quantitative tools used to collect data for formative and summative evaluations.
  • Appreciate the role of governance, both of self and others, in data and project evaluation.

AMERICAN SUPPORTS YOUR QUALITY OF EDUCATION

When you earn your Graduate Certificate in Project Monitoring and Evaluation from American University, you will master the nuances of the most current M&E methodologies taught by the industry’s top experts, as well as gain access to:

  • Evaluation practitioners with more than 20 years of experience
  • Guest speakers from all over the world
  • Real-world donor experiences
  • Experience with practical application of impact testing and program evaluation
  • An emerging trends perspective on M&E
  • A course environment that encourages practice under the supervision of practitioner faculty
  • Opportunities to design a LogFrame, Evaluation SOW, and a monitoring and evaluation plan

PREPARE FOR UPPER MANAGEMENT ROLES WITH A MASTER’S DEGREE OPTION

American University offers a Master of Science in Measurement and Evaluation so you’re prepared to step into analytically demanding roles in upper management. The program consists of just 6 additional courses. Learn more about it here.

Through this program, you will:

  • Comprehend and create a Logical Framework (Logframe or Results Framework) for improving the planning, implementation, management, monitoring, and evaluation of projects.
  • Assess monitoring plans, performance evaluation designs, impact evaluation designs, and Evaluation Statements of Work (SOW).
  • Examine and demonstrate the use of qualitative and quantitative tools used to collect data for formative and summative evaluations.
  • Appreciate the role of governance, both of self and others, in data and project evaluation.

Help Your Organization Fulfill its Mission

To meet new standards, organizations demand higher accountability for development-project funds and transparency regarding a program’s results. It’s understood now that you’re more likely to receive future funding if you can demonstrate how a program performs. That’s why employees who have specialized Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) skills are in demand. This key knowledge helps to assess a project or program’s performance and its lasting impact.

Now more than ever, organizations seek more accountability for the funds they provide to development projects. Organizations understand they are more likely to receive future funding if they can deliver and show results. That’s why employees who have specialized Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) skills are in demand. This specialized knowledge helps to assess a project’s performance and its lasting impact.

Project managers and program evaluators are needed in nearly every professional industry and sector, including the corporate world, government, global development, and the nonprofit sector. The online Graduate Certificate in Project Monitoring and Evaluation from American University provides you with the critical skillset necessary to design and implement program-based Monitoring and Evaluation to make a difference within leading sectors. In 9 to 15 months you will gain the skills necessary to advance your career in project monitoring and evaluation.

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Project and Program Evaluation is on the Rise

The growth rate of program evaluation jobs reflects the relatively new status quo of transparency and accountability in spending that’s taken hold in government, nonprofit, and commercial organizations across the globe. In the D.C. area, social science positions will see a 29 percent growth rate from 2010-2020. Nationwide, that number is still more than double the average growth rate at 19 percent.1

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Make a difference through M&E – Your Career

The skills acquired within American University’s online Graduate Certificate in Project Monitoring and Evaluation are applicable toward a wide variety of fields, across many industries and sectors. From humanitarian aid, nonprofit work, and disaster relief projects to community development and project management, M&E assesses a project’s performance as well as its lasting impact. Whether you’re backstopping a project or conceptualizing a program, you’ll need targeted M&E knowledge to help make your efforts a success.

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A Faculty of Active Professionals

American University's Graduate Certificate in Project Monitoring & Evaluation is taught by professionals that are active in the field. Students benefit from their industry insights and connections, providing them with relevant skills that employers are seeking and potential employment opportunities.

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