This certificate program prepares students to conduct educational research. Teachers and administrators often possess rich knowledge of curriculum and instruction but may not have sufficient methodological and statistical knowledge to perform or interpret educational research. This certificate addresses the development of these abilities and affords students in the social and behavioral sciences with an opportunity to develop some intermediate-level skills for conducting research/program evaluation.
Graduate programs in the Department of Educational Psychology prepare students for productive roles in research, teaching, and many other areas in which educational psychology is applied.
The department offers master of arts in educational psychology and doctor of philosophy with a major in educational psychology.
Student programs in each area are individualized with a wide range of courses, internships, and research offerings.
College of Education
University of Arizona - Main - Tucson
Must be a current University of Arizona Graduate student.
May contact department to apply.
International applicants will not be considered for conditional admission by this program.
Proper Certificate Name: Graduate Certificate in Educational Research Methodology
Managing Department: Dept. of Educational Psychology, College of Education
Point of Contact:
Name: Karen Sesler, Graduate Coordinator, Ed. Psych
Address: Education 602, PO Box 210069
Phone: 621-7828, Fax 621-2909
Minimum number of units allowed: 12
Transfer units allowed: None allowed UA NDS allowed: 3
Students who may use the Change of Program form: MA, EDS or PhD Educ. Psychology (EDP
How many units may transfer to a degree program? 12 at the discretion of the major department
Required Courses: Number of units 12
EDP 541 (4), Statistical Methods in Education
EDP 558 (3), Educational Tests and Measurements
EDP 560 (3), Intro to Educational Research
EDP 641 (4), Selected Applications of Statistical Methods
Are substitutions allowed for coursework? Yes
Notes: If allowed by the department head, a maximum of 3 units (25% of required units) may be substituted with the advisor's approval without prior Dean's approval.
Please refer to the Graduate Student Handbook for students who are pursuing this program of study.