Charles Stegman
Program Co-Chair
246 Graduate Education Building
479-575-5757
E-mail: cstegman@uark.edu

Wen-juo Lo
Program Co-Chair
236 Graduate Education Building
479-575-6321
E-mail:  wlo@uark.edu

http://esrm.uark.edu

Graduate Certificate Offered:

Educational Measurement (non-degree) (EDME)

Program Description:  The Educational Statistics and Research Methods program develops professionals in the areas of educational research methods and policy studies, both through courses and Independent research. Graduates can obtain employment with school districts, educational agencies, and industries with internal data analysis needs.

Admission to the Graduate Certificate Programs: In addition to meeting University requirements for admission to the Graduate School, applicants must have earned a master’s degree with a 3.25 cumulative GPA and minimum scores on the Graduate Record Examinations at the 48th percentile Verbal, the 56th percentile Quantitative and the 29th percentile on Analytic Writing OR be currently enrolled in a doctoral program at the University of Arkansas.

Certificate Requirements: 18 semester hours from the list of courses for a certificate with a grade-point average of 3.50.

Graduate Certificate in Educational Measurement: The graduate certificate develops professionals in the areas of measurement, testing, and assessment, through courses in the area of instrument development and research design. Graduates can obtain employment with educational agencies and industries with assessment and research analysis needs.

Program Of Study
ESRM 5653Educational Assessment (Irregular)3
ESRM 6403Educational Statistics and Data Processing (Sp, Su, Fa)3
ESRM 6653Measurement and Evaluation (Fa)3
ESRM 6753Item Response Theory (Odd years, Sp)3
Select one of the following:3
Evaluation of Policies, Programs, and Projects (Fa)
Survey Research Methods (Even years, Sp)
Select one of the following:3
Experimental Design in Education (Sp)
Multiple Regression Techniques for Education (Fa)
Total Hours18