Charles Stegman
Program Co-Chair
246 Graduate Education Building

Wen-juo Lo
Program Co-Chair
236 Graduate Education Building

Graduate Certificate Offered:

Educational Program Evaluation (non-degree) (EDEV)

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 Program Evaluation: The graduate certificate in Educational Program Evaluation recognizes students who take a concentrated core of courses focused on systematic and rigorous evaluation of educational programs and policies. Students who earn this certificate have a working knowledge of qualitative and quantitative evaluation procedures and can use these to plan, conduct, and report on evaluations.

Program Of Study
ESRM 6403Educational Statistics and Data Processing (Sp, Su, Fa)3
ESRM 6413Experimental Design in Education (Sp)3
ESRM 6613Evaluation of Policies, Programs, and Projects (Fa)3
ESRM 6533Qualitative Research (Sp, Fa)3
ESRM 6633Survey Research Methods (Even years, Sp)3
Select one of the following:3
Multiple Regression Techniques for Education (Fa)
Applied Multivariate Statistics (Sp)
Advanced Qualitative Research (Sp)
Measurement and Evaluation (Fa)
Seminar (Irregular)
Total Hours18