Education Sciences Certificate Requirements

The following requirements are in addition to, or further elaborate upon, those requirements outlined in The Graduate School Policy Guide.

To obtain the Education Sciences certificate, students must complete 14 graduate courses in the areas of quantitative methods (four courses), qualitative methods (one course), education policy (two courses), evaluation (two courses), cognition and student learning (two courses), human development (one course), design (one course), and reading and mathematics learning (one course). Specific coursework is outlined below.

Quantitative Methods

Take one of the following general survey courses:

  • HDSP/LS 410 Probability & Statistics, TBD
  • STAT 330 Applied Statistics, Tanner
  • SOC 401 Analysis of Social Data, Quillian
  • PSYCH 451 Statistics in Experimental Design, Smith

Take three of the following specialized courses:

  • STAT 356 Hierarchal Linear Modeling, Hedges
  • STAT 330 Applied Statistics for Research II, Jiang
  • SOC 401 Data Analysis, Quillian
  • HDSP/LS 411 Regression Analysis, Guryan
  • PSYCH 453 Linear Models: Correlation & Regression, Bailey
  • LS 451 Introduction to Agent-Based Modeling, Wilensky
  • HDSP/LS 412 Empirical Tools for Causal Quant Analysis, Figlio

Qualitative Methods

Take one of the following courses:

  • ANTHRO 389 Ethnographic Analysis, Bledsoe
  • HDSP 432 Qualitative Research Methods, Ispa-Landa
  • SOC 403 Field Methods, Fine
  • HDSP 451 Advance Qualitative Methods, Spillane

Education Policy

Take one of the following courses:

  • HDSP 440 The Politics of Public Policy
  • HDSP/LS 451 Social Policymaking and Implementation, Mulroy

Take one of the following courses:

  • HDSP/LS 451 Analyzing Educational Policy, TBD
  • HDSP 430 Economics of Social Policy, Jackson
  • HDSP 427 Sociology of Education, Rosenbaum
  • SOCPOL 330 Economics of Education Policy, Figlio
  • ECON 341 Economics of Education, Schapiro
  • HDSP/LS 451 Social Policymaking and Implementation, Mulroy

Evaluation

The following course is required:

  • SOC 404 Design for Causal Research in Field Settings, TBD

Take one of the following courses:

  • HDSP/LS 412 Empirical Tools for Causal Quant Analysis, Figlio
  • PSYCH 405 Psychometric Theory, Revelle
  • STAT 439 Meta-analysis, Hedges
  • STAT 461 Cluster Randomized Experiments, Hedges
  • SOC 476, Practice Evaluation, Cook

Cognition and Student Learning

Take two of the following courses:

  • LS 401 Cognition and Learning, Sherin
  • LS 403 Cognitive Science Foundations of the Learning Sciences, Sherin & Stevens
  • PSYCH 462 Cognitive Development, Uttal or Waxman
  • Psych 467 Culture and Cognition, Medin and Waxman
  • Psych 466 Analogy and Similarity, Gentner
  • Psych 358 The Psychology of Technology and Instructional Design, Rapp

Human Development

Take one of the following courses:

  • HDSP 402 Child Development, Chase-Lansdale
  • HDSP 403 Adolescent Development, Hirsch
  • HDSP 404 Adult Development and Aging, McAdams

Design

Take one of the following courses:

  • LS 429 Design of Learning Environments, Easterday
  • LS 425 Introduction to Design for Learning Sciences, Horn
  • LS 426 Design of Technological Tools for Thinking and Learning, Wilensky
  • Psych 358 The Psychology of Technology and Instructional Design, Rapp

Reading and Mathematics Learning

Take one of the following courses:

  • LS 436 Research in Training & Learning Mathematics, Uttal or Sherin, Miriam
  • LS 451 Discourse Analysis and the Socioculture Study of Language and Literacy, Lam
  • MSED 422 Content Area Reading and Writing
  • MSED 423 Elementary Literacy Methods and Content
  • MSED 426 Elementary Math Methods and Content