Master of Education (M.Ed.)

The Master of Education (M.Ed.) in Educational Evaluation and Research is appropriate for applicants who want to understand or conduct research and program evaluations. It is ideal preparation for careers in educational research, evaluation, testing, or leadership.

Prerequisites

See Wayne State University Graduate School website for information about admission. An undergraduate GPA of 3.0 is required for admission. All undergraduate majors are acceptable.

Course Requirements

The M.Ed. requires a minimum of 32 credits. This includes 12 credits in quantitative and/or qualitative methodology. EER master's students are expected to conduct research and write a master's thesis (eight credits). Students take six credits in General Professional courses and six credits in electives.

Degree Requirements

Plan A (Thesis) A minimum of 32 credits is required, including six credits in General Professional courses, six credits in electives chosen in consultation with the advisor, and eight credits in ED 8999 (thesis). The 12 credits in the major may include:

Courses Cr. Hrs.
EER 7610 Evaluation and Measurement 3
EER 7630 Fundamentals of Statistics 3
EER 7640 Fundamentals of Quantitative Research 3
EER 7870 Qualitative Research I: Introduction 3
EER 7650 Computer Use in Research 3
EER 7910 Qualitative Methods for Diversity and Inclusion 3
EER 7920 Qualitative Methods for Community and Classroom Research 3

Curriculum

Quantitative Track

Fall Semester I

Courses Cr. Hrs.
Total 6
EER 7610 Evaluation and Measurement 3
EER 7630 Fundamentals of Statistics 3

Winter Semester II

Courses Cr. Hrs.
Total 6
EER 7640 Fundamentals of Quantitative Research 3
EER 7650 Computer Use in Research 3

Fall Semester III

Courses Cr. Hrs.
Total 8
EER 8999 Thesis 8

 

Qualitative Track

Fall Semester I

Courses Cr. Hrs.
Total 6
EER 7870 Qualitative Research I: Introduction 3
EER 7610 Evaluation and Measurement 3

Winter Semester II

Courses Cr. Hrs.
Total 6
EER 7910 Qualitative Methods for Diversity and Inclusion 3
EER 7920 Qualitative Methods for Community and Classroom Research 3

Fall Semester III

Courses Cr. Hrs.
Total 8
EER 8999 Thesis 8

 

Mixed Methods Track

Fall Semester I

Courses Cr. Hrs.
Total 6
EER 7630 Fundamentals of Statistics 3
EER 7870 Qualitative Research I: Introduction 3

Winter Semester II

Courses Cr. Hrs.
Total 6
EER 7650 Computer Use in Research 3
EER 7920 Qualitative Methods for Community and Classroom Research 3

Fall Semester III

Courses Cr. Hrs.
Total 8
EER 8999 Thesis 8

Plan of Work

A Plan of Work must be completed in consultation with the student's advisor and submitted to the College of Education Graduate Office, Room 489 Education, prior to completing six credits. The student attains the status of candidacy after completing nine credits. For more information, see the EER student's handbook.

Contact

Quantitative:
Shlomo Sawilowsky, Ph.D.
Distinguished faculty fellow and professor 
313-577-5244
shlomo@wayne.edu

Qualitative:
Jasmine Ulmer, Ph.D.
Assistant professor
313-577-1427
jasmine.ulmer@wayne.edu

Or

Katharine Johnson
Office support administrator
313-577-1805
ac6657@wayne.edu

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