The Ed.M. in Measurement and Evaluation is a two-year master's degree. It provides training for a number of positions in colleges and universities, state and federal agencies, testing companies, and research and evaluation centers. Coursework includes psychometric theory, program evaluation in the social sciences and public health, quantitative methods, research methods, and psychology. In addition to the satisfactory completion of coursework, an integrative project is required.
Satisfactory progress for the Ed.M. is a B or above.
Measurement and Evaluation Core Courses (12 points):
HUDM 5059 Psychological measurement (3)
HUDM 6051-6052 Psychometric theory I and II (3 each)
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 (3)
*HUDM 4125 may be substituted for HUDM 4122 and HUDM 5126 may be substituted for HUDM 5122.
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 two courses in curriculum and teaching and/or educational leadership, chosen in consultation with an advisor.
Chosen in consultation with an advisor and designed to strengthen and broaden the student’s professional preparation.
A project that is conducted in consultation with an advisor.
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 institutions. Only completed graduate courses with earned grades of B or higher will be considered for transfer credit. For more information, please speak with the Transfer Credit Coordinator in the Office of the Registrar.
The student files a “Request for an Allocation of Graduate Credit” with the Office of the Registrar. Once the Registrar’s Office determines the eligibility of courses for transfer, final determination of transfer credit is awarded at the discretion of the program director after evaluation of the courses for content and relevance to program requirements. The Office of the Registrar notifies the student of the results.
Students are expected to make satisfactory progress towards the completion of degree requirements. If satisfactory progress is not maintained, a student may be dismissed from the program. Where there are concerns about satisfactory progress, students will be informed by the program faculty.