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Evaluation and Measurement - M.Ed. and Ph.D.

COLLEGE:    College of Education, Health and Human Services

DEPARTMENT:    School of Foundations, Leadership and Administration
Web: www.kent.edu/ehhs/fla/index.cfm

For more information contact:
Dr. Tricia Niesz
316B White Hall
330-672-0591
tniesz@kent.edu

DESCRIPTION:    The highlight of the Master of Education in Evaluation and Measurement, designed for teachers, is the contemporary and relevant nature of the coursework. Coursework focuses on topics related to understanding and using value-added assessment, evidence-based research and data-driven decision making to improve instruction and student learning (all coursework is highly related to what teachers do on a daily basis, yet receive very little training in undergraduate teacher preparation programs). Cohorts have start dates in the fall and spring each year and are done in a 15-month period (both traditional classroom and online courses are utilized in this program).

The Ph.D. in Evaluation and Measurement seeks to develop professionals who have the theoretical knowledge base and application skills to teach courses at the college level in research design, statistics, measurement and evaluation; conceptualize, design and evaluate a wide variety of research methodologies; choose appropriate analyses for questions and designs that have been  proposed; communicate effectively with educators and other professionals in the development and application of research and psychometric materials; and develop and evaluate programs and follow through with written reports. Course offerings encompass the broad range of expertise required of those who will assume leadership roles in the conduct and teaching of research, measurement, statistics and evaluation.

ADMISSION
REQUIREMENTS:
Official transcript(s), goal statement and two letters of recommendation. Admission into the Ph.D. program also requires GRE and résumé or vita.   
GRADUATION
REQUIREMENTS:

M.Ed.: This degree requires a minimum of 32 semester hours of graduate coursework including at least 16 semester hours at the 60000 level or above. A major consisting of 18 or more semester hours in the College of Education, Health, and Human Services is required. M.Ed. students have six years from the term of first enrollment to complete the degree.

Ph.D.: After admission to the Ph.D. degree program, students plan a program of study with their respective faculty advisory committee headed by their advisor. Students’ programs may include at least one appropriate graduate-level minor or cognate as well as the major.

PROGRAM FEE:    None   
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