Educational Research, Measurement, and Evaluation

The program will provide diversified research methods, measurement, and evaluation education for those seeking research and evaluation positions in K-12 school systems, institutional research offices at colleges and universities, and as survey researchers and program evaluators. The overarching outcome of the Master of Science (M.S.) degree program in Educational Research Measurement and Evaluation will be for students to develop foundational competencies necessary to engage in applied research and evaluation in educational and community organizations.The program is focused on developing professionals, equipped with skills in research and evaluation methods that can be applied to school and community settings.

The non-thesis Masters' program will require the completion of 36 credit hours. 

1- Eighteen (18) of these credit hours will consist of required coursework in quantitative and qualitative research methods, survey research methods, and program evaluation. These courses are:

ERMA 7200/7206 - Basic methods in Educational Research (3)

ERMA 7210/7216 - Theory and Methodology of Qualitative Research (3)

ERMA 7300/7306 - Design and Analysis 1 (3)

ERMA 8100/8106 - Program Evaluation (3)

ERMA 8200/8206 - Survey Research Methods (3)

*ERMA 7910/7916 - Practicum in Educational Research, Measurement, and Evaluation (3)

*being proposed concurrently with this program proposal

2- Nine (9) credit hours will be completed in advanced research methods and analysis as approved by the advisor. These nine credits hours will be taken from the following list of existing courses.

ERMA 7100 – Educational Measurement (3)

ERMA 7320/7326 – Applied Quantitative Methods (3)

ERMA7310/7316 – Design and Analysis 2 (3)

ERMA 7400 – Mixed Methods Research (3)

ERMA 8120 – Teacher Evaluation (3)

ERMA 8210/8216 – Preparing Research for Publication (3)

ERMA 8320 – Design and Analysis 3 (3)

ERMA 8330 – Non Parametric Analysis (3)

ERMA 8340 – Structural Equation Modeling (3)

ERMA 8350 – Advanced Measurement Theory (3)

3- Nine (9) credit hours will be completed in an applied area as approved by the advisor, such as higher education, institutional research, educational psychology, educational leadership and administration, instructional technology, or intensive research methods.