The Graduate Certificate in Quantitative Educational Research places an emphasis on acquiring the skills necessary to not only complete statistical calculations, but to know how and when to apply and use appropriate calculations. This 15 credit-hour certificate prepares students from various disciplines to conduct research that documents the effects of educational programs and school outcomes. The courses required for this certificate are advanced educational research/statistics courses and provide those completing the certificate with significant and valuable knowledge and skills beyond what is required for typical degree requirements.
The primary mission of the Educational Research Program is to offer a quality graduate program that prepares scholars to critically engage with educational research and evaluation, develop appropriate and innovative research design and contribute conceptually sound analyses to the overlapping fields of education, the social science and the health sciences.
The program in educational research offers the PhD in educational research and post-Masters certificate in qualitative or quantitative research. There is an EdS offered in conjunction with Educational Psychology. There are also two MA options offered in collaboration with educational psychology. These options are: Learning and Evaluation (thesis and nonthesis options) and program evaluation (nonthesis only). The degrees require coursework in educational statistics, assessment/measurement, program evaluation and qualitative research. A student may choose to specialize in educational statistics, program evaluation, assessment/measurement, research methodology or qualitative research at the PhD level. Field experiences are required as part of the program.
Requirements for the Graduate School (Degree Requirements) and the College of Education (Master’s, Professional Certification, EdS, Doctoral) are detailed in earlier sections of this catalog. For specific program requirements visit the College of Education Programs website or for a student handbook and additional information, email or call: Chairperson, School Psychology, The University of Alabama, College of Education, Box 870231, Tuscaloosa, AL 35487-0231; phone (205) 348-7575; fax (205) 348-0683; program office, 306 Carmichael Hall, email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Graduate Certificate in Quantitative Educational Research
|BER 641 or||Multivariate Statistics||3|
|BER 642||Advanced Regression Methods|
|BER 645||Advanced Experimental Design||3|
|BER 658||Psychometric Theory Prac||3|
|Select two of the following:||6|
|Survey Research In Educ|
|Structural Equation Modl|
|Eval I:Theory & Practice|
|Spec Top in Ed Research|
How to Apply:
- Apply through the Graduate School’s On-line Application Center.
- Select the Quantitative Educational Research Certificate Program when applying.
Application Materials include:
- Statement of Purpose focusing on the student’s goals in pursuing a Quantitative Research certificate;
- Evidence of prerequisite research/statistics courses comparable to BER 640 Quantitative Research II, must have achieved a grade of B or better in prerequisite research courses.
- Students must have a Masters degree in education (or a related field) and be accepted to the Quantitative Research non-degree certificate program by the Graduate School and departmental faculty.
- Applications will consist of evidence of having a Masters degree, a statement of purpose and evidence of prerequisite courses.
- Students must have a minimum of 15 required hours.
- Certificate completion will be monitored by certificate program administrators.
Certificate Completion Requirements: All courses listed above
Time Limit: 6 Years.
You may contact Dr. Jamie Mills about enrolling in this certificate: email@example.com