May 22, 2022  
Graduate Catalog 2018 - 2019 
Graduate Catalog 2018 - 2019 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Educational Research and Assessment, M.Ed.

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Specialization leading to a Master of Education degree.

(30 credits)

The Educational Research and Assessment Master’s degree is designed to ground students in applied research methodology in education, as well as in data-based decision-making for school evaluation and improvement. Unlike other programs that specialize in particular content areas, the Educational Research and Assessment program provides students with research skills that can be applied in any field of education. A student may choose to focus on research methods and statistics courses (especially valuable for those interested in conducting research, entering psychology/sociology fields, or pursuing doctoral studies), or courses that align with the Advanced Certificate in Data-Based Decision Making, which are useful for expertise in school and student performance data, and school evaluation and improvement.

Degree Requirements

College / Program Core (9 credits)

Curriculum and Instruction Core (3 credits)

Choose one of the following:

Specialization (9-10 credits)

Required courses for the Data-Based Decision Making, Advanced Certificate  are marked with an asterisk.

At least two of the following four courses:

Note that if EDB 574  is chosen to fulfill the Curriculum core requirement, it cannot also be used as one of the two specialization courses for the Master’s degree, but it CAN be applied to the Data-Based Decision Making, Advanced Certificate .


Choose additional courses and/or thesis for 8-9 credits to reach 30 credits total.

Culminating Experience

Select one of three options:

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