Educational Psychology and Research, M.Ed.
The M.Ed. in Educational Research requires the completion of 36 graduate hours. The coursework is designed to provide students with a set of research skills applicable to a variety of areas within education. Specifically, these skills include the critical reading of research, the use of statistical techniques, and the construction, selection, and interpretation of cognitive tests. Course work in this degree includes core requirements that are part of the Ph.D. degree in educational research. Students with a baccalaureate degree who are interested in pursuing doctoral work in educational research are encouraged to enroll in the M.Ed. in Educational Research.
- Students will be able to produce research (e.g., journal articles, evaluation reports) that is relevant to and advances the knowledge base in their field of study.
- Students will be able to use skills in a wide variety of entry level positions in educational administration.
- Students will be able to apply educational research and educational psychology systems to address problems of practice.
- Students will demonstrate a general knowledge of Research Principles and Design Issues in Educational Research.
- Students will demonstrate a general knowledge of Measurement and Assessment Issues in Theory and in Practice.
- Students will demonstrate general knowledge of Statistical Procedures and the Interpretation of Results of Various Designs.
- Students will demonstrate an expertise in the Development and Presentation of Research that Includes Purpose, Methods, Results, and Conclusions
- Students will demonstrate knowledge of Ethics, Fairness, and Professionalism as Related to the Field of Educational Research.
To be considered for admission, all of The Graduate School’s application requirements, curriculum vitae, and a letter of intent that delineates the applicant’s professional goals and specific interest in the degree, and two letters of recommendation must be on file in:
The Graduate School
University of South Carolina
Columbia, SC 29208
Review of applications takes place in October and February.
The comprehensive examination for the M.Ed. in Educational Research consists of developing a proposal for a specific research problem.
Degree Requirements (36 Hours)
EDPY/EDRM Foundation Courses (18 Hours)
|EDPY 704||The Field of Educational Psychology||3|
|EDRM 700||Introduction to Research in Education||3|
|EDRM 710||Educational Statistics I||3|
|EDRM 711||Educational Statistics II||3|
|EDRM 720||Educational Measurement||3|
|or EDRM 721||Constructing Cognitive Instruments|
|EDFI 731||Qualitative Inquiry||3|
|Total Credit Hours||18|
Educational Psychology Courses (9 Hours)
|Select three of the following:||9|
|Human Growth and Development|
|Basic Processes: Cognition|
|Learning and Instruction|
|Motivation and School Learning|
|Total Credit Hours||9|
Research and Measurement Courses (6 Hours)
|Select two of the following:||6|
|Research and the Statistical Packages|
|Design and Analysis of Educational Surveys|
|Total Credit Hours||6|
EDPY/EDRM Elective Courses (3 Hours)
Elective course is selected with assistance from the student’s advisor.