Research Methods - Certificate of Advanced Study


Department of Curriculum and Instruction

Certificate of Advanced Study - Research Methods
Susan Tracz, Coordinator
Education Building, Room 447

The Certificate of Advanced Study in Educational Technology is a postbaccalaureate program designed to empower professionals in all areas of education and other disciplines to learn about advanced methodologies in quantitative, qualitative, and mixed methods research and to develop the skills to make ethical, sound, and supportable decisions to advance the education of all persons.

Students completing this program will be able to do the following:

  • Understand the theories underpinning quantitative research, statistical methodologies, qualitative research, and mixed methods research.
  • Understand the ethics of research; describe the principals of protecting human subjects; respect individuals of diverse ethnicities, races, religions, and genders; and utilize accepted and ethical procedures for conducting research.
  • Develop exemplary skills in designing research studies, measuring constructs, and collecting information.
  • Demonstrate exemplary skills in analyzing data, interpreting results accurately, and making sound decisions based on those results.
  • Demonstrate skills as informed consumers, qualified producers of research, and leaders in disseminating research results.

Up to 6 units of coursework taken while working on this certificate may be counted as units toward a master’s degree in the KSOEHD.

Admission Requirements. ln addition to the admission requirements listed in the Graduate Education Program section of this catalog, admission to the Certificate of Advanced Study in Research Methods requires a minimum 2.75 GPA, a statement of purpose, and two letters of rccommendation. 

Program Requirements. Under the direction of the program adviser, each student takes five of the following six courses. Note: Per university policy regarding the double counting of coursework, only 2 courses may be used towards a master's degree.

Course Requirements
ERE 153, ERE 220, ERE 243, ERE 287, ERE 288, ERE 289
Total (15 units)



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