(1) Access to courses not offered through any universities in a concentrated instructional format
(2) Instruction from internationally and nationally recognized faculty who are noted for their expertise in evaluation theory and practice. TEI faculty receive outstanding ratings from participants taking their courses.
(3) Opportunities to interact and network with evaluators and those overseeing and managing evaluation projects from many different organizations in the U.S., Canada and abroad (Europe, Africa, Asia, Australia) Past and present TEI learners represent more than 80 countries.
The Master Evaluator Certificate (MEC) requires the completion of the Certificate in Evaluation Practice (CEP) and the Certificate in Advanced Evaluation Practices (CAEP), plus development of a portfolio of experience targeted to key knowledge and skills used in evaluation practice. An individual can complete the first MEC requirement, the CEP, after 30 days of TEI classes, and the CAEP after an additional 30 days of class time. There is no overlap of coursework across the CEP and CAEP.
The actual amount of time required to complete a certificate depends upon:
- whether one is just beginning or has previously taken courses through TEI
- how many courses are taken each time one attends a TEI program
- how many programs per year are attended
- whether university credit is substituted for some of the TEI courses
Courses taken as part of college/university degree programs may be substituted for TEI courses. Course substitutions may not exceed more than 10 units per Certificate (CEP, CAEP, CAEM).
The CAEP is intended to provide opportunities for advanced learning, and therefore the same course does not count toward both the CEP and the CAEP. However, some courses taken to complete the CEP or CAEP Certificates can count toward the completion of the CAEM. For example, Applied Measurement is an elective for both the CEP and the CAEP, and it is also a course option for the CAEM. If one completes this course and has not already satisfied the elective course requirement for the CEP, this course will count for the CEP. If the CEP has already been awarded, this course could be rolled in to the elective requirement for the CAEP. In either case, it will also count for the CAEM. So while there is no overlap between the CEP and CAEP, there is overlap between the CEP/CAEP and the CAEM Certificates.
Note, too, that all the courses will count toward the Master Evaluator Certificate, given that both the CEP and CAEP are requirements for the MEC.
1. Identify the TEI course for which you request a substitution
2. Provide an unofficial university transcript showing the course, and describe the course you have completed and want to substitute for a TEI course (title, semester hours completed and grade, year completed, institution at which completed, name of instructor), along with a description of this course (description from a university catalog or website OR syllabus from the completed course, with reference to where the description came from.)
3. Provide a rationale for why the course taken at university is sufficiently similar to the TEl course.
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