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M.S.Ed. Educational Studies Program Evaluation Courses

The faculty of the School of Education take pride in the curriculum they teach. Whether just beginning in the field of education as an undergraduate student or pursuing a graduate or doctoral degree, the coursework will prepare students to confidently and effectively make a difference in classrooms, school districts, and communities.

Course NumberCourse TitleCredits
GREV 501

Program Planning and Evaluation

An overview of evaluation models, theory, and techniques for conducting program evaluations. Content includes: measuring variables; reporting evaluation findings; using the results; and relationships among policy, planning, and evaluation.

GREV 502

Proposal and Grant Writing

Students are provided an overview of the process of identifying funding sources, receiving, and responding to Requests for Proposals. Content includes: resources for locating funding sources, including electronic resources; requests for proposals, parts of a grant proposal, writing and submitting proposals, budget planning and justification.

GREV 510

Statistics I

This course is an introduction to descriptive and inferential statistics. Topics addressed include: basic statistical and research concepts, graphical displays of data, measures of central tendency and variability, standardized scores, normal distribution, probability, hypothesis testing, confidence intervals, sampling distributions, correlation, simple linear regression, t-tests, one-factor analysis of variance, and chi-square test. The SPSS for Windows computer software package will be used.

GREV 550

Instrument Design

This course is designed to introduce the principles and procedures of questionnaire design. The course examines topics including: data collection (e.g., mail, telephone, online, in-person), mode of administration, questionnaire design, selection of respondents, data analysis, and presentation of results. Students will be expected to develop a questionnaire on a research topic of their choice.

GREV 603

Capstone I

Course designed for individual students seeking advanced understanding and skill development in program evaluation. Students participate in field site program evaluations under the supervision of an approved faculty member.

GREV 610

Educational Statistics II

This course is the second in a sequence of three statistics courses. The major topics focused upon are analysis of variance and multiple regression. Specific areas include: one-way ANOVA, factorial ANOVA, post-hoc analysis, evaluation of model assumptions, repeated measures analysis, analysis of covariance, and bivariate and multiple regression procedures.

GREV 611

Statistics III

This course is the third in a sequence of three statistics courses. Students are introduced to the multivariate normal distribution. Topics include multiple regression analysis, multivariate analysis of variance and covariance, factor analysis, canonical correlation, discriminant function analysis and logistic regression. Class sessions will consist of direct instruction and whole- class discussion of the statistical concepts and underlying foundations, in- class team work to solve problems and interpret results, and a lab component designed to illustrate and practice the use of statistical software to conduct analyses.

GREV 650

Capstone II

Students work under supervision on a project approved by the advisor. The research paper/ evaluation report must demonstrate ability to do independent work and show evidence of professional writing ability.

GREV 701

Research Methods & Design

This course provides an introduction to qualitative and quantitative approaches to research design and methodology. Through the use of specific research cases, students will analyze the practical problems faced by a researcher and the solution he or she selected. Students will also learn to evaluate the researcher's solutions and consider alternatives.

GREV 721

Theoretical Foundations of Qualitative Research

This course is designed to explore the use of qualitative research techniques in educational and clinical applications. Course content will cover the historical, philosophical and cultural issues involved in qualitative research as well as strategies and tactics for fieldwork, types of ethnographic approaches, ethical concerns, types and nature of interpretative research and participatory approaches to research.