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[MUSIC PLAYING] JILL KLEIN: Hello. My name is Jill Klein and I want to welcome you to American University's School of Professional and Extended Studies. If you are like me, you recognize the value of staying relevant in an ever-changing workplace, and you probably seek new opportunities. Earning a graduate degree or a field driven certificate can give you an edge in an increasingly competitive marketplace.
American University's online graduate programs provide you, the working professional, with a path to success. Our programs balance academic theory with practice. Our faculty bring vital professional experience to your learning. You will also collaborate with students from across our programs, gaining a diversity of thought and experience to better prepare you for the workplace today, and the one that we can only imagine for tomorrow.
Learning online allows you to juggle work, family, and school, and all of our courses deliver term-based project assignments, which become resume worthy as you pursue your next career. All students have the option, and are strongly encouraged, to attend a two-day immersive learning experience, one that is tied to our foundational core courses in digital innovation, intercultural communications, or data-driven decision-making, along with the capstone classes. You will meet professors and classmates face-to-face. You will visit DC-based businesses, and gain career planning insights. And most importantly, we love showing off our beautiful campus. I hope you will choose to explore our wide range of offerings and apply today to be a member of the professional learning community at American University.
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.
Get the Details of the 9-Month Graduate Certificate
To learn more about American University’s online Graduate Certificate in Project Monitoring and Evaluation, request more information or call us toll free at 855-725-7614.