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Measurement, Evaluation, and Statistics
Teachers College, Columbia University
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Measurement, Evaluation, and Statistics

In the Department of Human Development

Degrees > Master of Education (Ed.M.) in Measurement and Evaluation

Master of Education (Ed.M.) in Measurement and Evaluation

The Ed.M. in Measurement and Evaluation provides training for a number of positions in educational research bureaus and testing organizations.  It requires two years of coursework.  In addition to the satisfactory completion of course work, an integrative project is required for the master's degree.


Program Requirements

Master of Education – 60 points

Measurement and Evaluation Core (12 points):
  • HUDM 5059 Psychological measurement (3)
  • HUDM 6051-6052 Psychometric theory I and II (3)
  • HUDM 6055 Latent structure analysis (3)
And at least 6 points selected from the following:
  • T6416 Program evaluation in social services (3) at School of Social Work
  • P8582 Program evaluation design for health policy and management (3) at Mailman School of Public Health
  • P8640 Methods in program evaluation (3) at Mailman School of Public Health
  • P8705 Evaluation of health programs (3) at Mailman School of Public Health
Quantitative Methods (15 points):
  • HUDM 4122 Probability and statistical inference (3)
  • HUDM 5122 Applied regression analysis (3)
  • HUDM 5123 Linear models and experimental design (3)
  • HUDM 6030 Multilevel and longitudinal data analysis (3)
  • HUDM 6122 Multivariate analysis I (3)
Psychology (12 points):

Courses are taken in one or more of the following areas: Developmental psychology, cognitive studies, counseling psychology, organizational psychology, or social psychology.

Research Methods (6 points):
  • HUD 4120 Methods of empirical research (3)
  • HUDM 5250 Research practicum in measurement and evaluation (0-4)
Other Aspects in Education (6-9 points):

One course in foundations of education; and 2 courses in curriculum and teaching and/or educational leadership.

Electives:

Chosen in consultation with an advisor and designed to strengthen and broaden the student's professional preparation.

Culminating Experience:

A special project is conducted in consultation with an advisor.

Transfer Credit

For the Ed.M. degree, 30 points must be completed under the auspices of Teachers College, including 18 points in Teachers College courses.  A maximum of 30 points of graduate credit may be transferred from other recognized institutions.  Candidates who have completed MA or MS degrees through Teachers College must offer a minimum of 45 points of the required 60 points under Teachers College registration.

Only completed graduate courses with earned grades of B or higher that appear on the student's transcript from a regionally accredited institution may be considered for transfer credit.

The student files a "Request for an Allocation of Graduate Credit" with the Office of Admission.  Once the Admission Office determines the eligibility of courses for transfer, final determination of transfer credit is awarded at the discretion of the faculty advisor after evaluation of the courses for content and relevance to program requirements.  The Office of Admission notifies the student of the results.

Satisfactory Progress

Students are expected to make satisfactory progress toward the completion of degree requirements.  If satisfactory progress is not maintained, a student may be dismissed from the program.  Program faculty annually review each student's progress.  Where there are concerns about satisfactory progress, students will be informed by the program faculty.  If a student is performing below expectations, remedial work within an appropriate timeline may be required. If satisfactory progress is not maintained, a student may be dismissed from the program.