MEd Educational Psychology: Measurement, Statistics, and Evaluation (MSE)

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The Measurement, Statistics, and Evaluation Strand (MSE) is a 30-credit Master's level program intended to prepare students for job positions in applied research settings in educational agencies, testing organizations, and profit/non-profit institutions. Successful students will be able to identify and evaluate evidence-based practices in education and relevant fields.

In addition to knowledge in introductory psychometrics, basic research methodology and introductory statistics, this program will provide coursework in more advanced topics such as item response theory, general linear modeling, and multivariate and multilevel methods.  In addition, students may have opportunities to participate in educational projects within the Hawai‘i Department of Education, the Curriculum Research and Development Group (CRDG) and the Center on Disability Studies (CDS) in the College of Education, University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa.

Delivery Options

Evening courses, UH Mānoa campus.

Coursework

 

Plan A

A minimum of 30 credits including the following courses:

  • EDEP 601 Introduction to Quantitative Methods
  • EDEP 604 Applied Regression and Analysis of Variance
  • EDEP 608 Introduction to Educational Research
  • EDEP 611 Introduction to Educational Psychology
  • EDEP 616 Measurement in Education and Social Sciences
  • EDEP 661 Development and Learning
  • A graduate seminar (EDEP 768 series  - content varies)
  • Two courses from the following advanced measurement, statistics or evaluation elective courses:
    • EDEP 602 Survey Research Design
    • EDEP 606 Multivariate Methods
    • EDEP 612 Multilevel Modeling
    • EDEP 618 Categorical Data Analysis
    • EDEP 625 Structural Equation Modeling
    • EDEP 626 Advanced Psychometrics
    • EDEP 657 Introduction to Progam Evaluation
    • EDEP 768D EDEP 768E or 768G Seminar in Educational Psychology
  • 6 credits of EDEP 700 (At the discretion of the thesis chair, up to five credits of EDEP 699, previously completed, may be substituted for five of the six required EDEP 700 credits.)

18 credits must be earned in courses numbered 600-798 (excluding 699 and 700).

A minimum residency of two semesters of full-time study or the equivalent in credits at UH Mānoa is required.

The culminating requirement is a Plan A paper, an original educational inquiry resulting in a product that informs educational practice. The development of a Plan A paper is done in consultation with a Plan A advisor. The Plan A thesis presents research conducted by the student under the supervision of the thesis committee chair.

Students will present their final papers to the faculty, peers, and other interested professional parties.

Plan B

A minimum of 30 credits including the following courses:

  • EDEP 601 Introduction to Quantitative Methods
  • EDEP 604 Applied Regression and Analysis of Variance
  • EDEP 608 Introduction to Educational Research
  • EDEP 611 Introduction to Educational Psychology
  • EDEP 616 Measurement in Education and Social Sciences
  • EDEP 661 Development and Learning
  • A graduate seminar (EDEP 768 - content varies)
  • Two courses from the following advanced measurement, statistics or evaluation elective courses:
    • EDEP 602 Survey Research Design
    • EDEP 606 Multivariate Methods
    • EDEP 612 Multilevel Modeling, 
    • EDEP 618 Categorical Data Analysis
    • EDEP 625 Structural Equation Modeling
    • EDEP 626 Advanced Psychometrics
    • EDEP 657 Introduction to Progam Evaluation
    • EDEP 768D EDEP 768E or 768G Seminar in Educational Psychology

18 credits must be earned in courses numbered 600-798 (excluding 699 and 700).

A minimum residency of two semesters of full-time study or the equivalent in credits at UH Mānoa is required.

The culminating requirement is a Plan B project/paper, an original educational inquiry resulting in a product that informs educational practice.  The Plan B  is more flexible than the thesis. The development of a Plan B project is concurrent with the selection of a Plan B advisor.

Students will present their final projects to the faculty, peers, and other interested professional parties.

Completing the MEd Degree

For more information regarding degree requirements and completion of the degree please see the EDEP Student Handbook in the Forms and Documents tab.

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Quick Facts

Credits:
30
Teacher Licensure:
No
Online Classes:
No
Evening Classes:
Yes
Admissions:
Fall/Spring
Typical Length (Months):
24

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