In this course, we will be learning about program development and evaluation. Throughout the course, we will use trauma theory, specifically emotional processing theory of Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), as an example.
The course is divided into three general sections:
- Learn theory and how to conceptualize theory using path modelling;
- Learn how to develop programs, particularly attending to the role of theory and program goals;
- Conceptualize program evaluation based on the theory and goals used to develop the program as well as considering contemporary best-practices of program evaluation.
Stakeholder consultation will be integrated throughout the program development and evaluation process.
To be eligible to enroll in this course a student must have completed at least one graduate-level research methods course (e.g., EDUC 500, EPSE 481, EPSE 595).