Certificate of Advanced Study in Educational Research

Program Requirements

Students develop a program (of 60 credits minimum) planned with their divisional advisor that satisfies the following requirements:

  1. A foundational core of 6 courses (18 credits) at the 500/600 level must be completed by all students. At least 3 of these courses must be completed within the division. This core includes one course in each of the following six areas:
    • Development
    • Learning
    • Individual differences and special education
    • Research methods
    • Measurement and evaluation
    • Statistics
  2. An additional six courses (18 credits) in evaluation, measurement, research, or statistics (600 level and above). At least three of these courses must be taken within the division.
  3. Four courses (12 credits) in a selected field of practice (e.g. learning/development, instruction, evaluation, educational leadership, reading, statistics etc.), including theoretical or methodological coursework approved by prior written permission of the student's advisor.
  4. 12 credits of Practicum, Field Experience, or Internship in Educational Research, as approved by the advisor. Requirements for Section D must be satisfied after admission to the CAS program. Note that within the 60 credits, the student is required to complete a culminating project. Ordinarily this would be completed as part of the experience associated with Section D, above.