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University Catalog 2011-2014 (PRINTED) 
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Education: Option in Research and Evaluation, M.A. (suspended program)

The Option in Research and Evaluation offers candidates the opportunity to examine theory and practice in educational research and evaluation; to participate in research or evaluation projects in school districts, non-profit organizations or at the university, and to assume leadership roles in research and evaluation. This program incorporates a specialization in research and evaluation into an existing Master’s Degree program. The program of study requires the completion of a minimum of 45-quarter units. The four quarter program consists of courses in program evaluation, evaluation of federal and state programs, assessment, and quantitative and qualitative research methods, as well as a practicum. A concentration in evaluating mathematics and science programs is available to students who majored or minored in mathematics or science.

Admission to the Program

In addition to university requirements for admission to graduate study. Applicants must meet the conditions for classified graduate standing and satisfy the following criteria;

  • Have a 3.0 GPA in their last 90 quarter units
  • Have a bachelors degree
  • Submit 2 letters of reference
  • Attend a screening interview with a faculty member

Requirements for the Degree (45 units)

A total of 45 or more units is required, with at least 23 units in 500-level courses. A comprehensive examination or a thesis or project is required. There is a limit on credit that may be earned in variable-unit courses. See restriction on credit earned in variable unit courses earlier in this chapter.

Electives (5-13 units)

Select 5-13 units from the following lists (electives also include the math and science concentration as part of the selection), depending on the choice of thesis, project, or comprehensive examination-total units in program must be a minimum of 45 units with 23 units or more at 500-level.

Comprehensive Exam or Thesis/Project (0, 7 units):

Students should expect to take the comprehensive exam (EDFN 596) during the fall or spring quarter and must comply with college and division requirements.