The mission of the M.Ed. in Evaluation, Assessment, Research, and Learning is to provide students with professional research knowledge and skills needed to engage in data-informed decision making for the successful delivery of human services in a variety of settings including, for example, public schools and school districts, higher education institutions, private research and assessment firms, non-profit organizations, and government positions.
The M.Ed. in Evaluation, Assessment, Research, and Learning supports the mission of the University and College of Education by providing an opportunity for both individuals transitioning from undergraduate to graduate studies and working professionals to develop and/or further enhance their research skills and knowledge in order to meet their career goals. Offered through a fully online, flexible delivery model, this degree program emphasizes activities that are designed to promote 21st-century skills including critical thinking and problem-solving; collaboration and teamwork, especially in virtual workspaces; and information and communication technology literacy.
Specifically, graduates of this program will be able to:
- Interpret and critically evaluate published research.
- Examine various contexts, environments, and factors that influence learning.
- Develop and implement qualitative and quantitative designs and analyze data to answer research questions.
- Develop a program evaluation plan.
- Report and communicate research findings.
- And use their applied research skills as a way of improving educational environments and other related settings.
Regular Admission Requirements
- Complete requirements for a Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution.
- Present a cumulative 3.0 (4.0 scale) grade point average or higher on all undergraduate and graduate work combined.
- Present official report of scores on the verbal, quantitative and analytical writing sections of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE).
- Submit a personal statement of purpose, between 500 and 1000 words, which identifies the applicant’s reasons for pursuing graduate study and how admission into the program relates to the applicant’s professional aspirations.
- Submit three letters of recommendation.
*International transcripts must be evaluated by a NACES accredited evaluation service and must be a course by course evaluation and include a GPA.
Degree Requirements: 36 Credit Hours
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M.Ed. Student Learning Outcomes
- Students will be able to formulate research questions, collect relevant data, perform data analyses, and interpret/report research results.
- Students will demonstrate the ability to integrate the knowledge of the major approaches to learning and learning processes into the development and design of assessments, research projects, and evaluations.
- Students will demonstrate relevant and current professional knowledge and skills in assessment and evaluation to determine the overall effectiveness of organizational programs and products.