The REM program prepares M.A.E. students to become experts in educational research methodology and analysis of educational data.The M.A.E. program requires the completion of coursework in educational research methodology, educational statistics, and program evaluation, engaging students in collaborative projects with faculty, and providing opportunities for students to present methodological research. The M.A.E. program also requires students to write a master’s thesis. The M.A.E is well-suited for students who plan to continue on to a Ph.D. in REM or another field.
The M.A.E. students in Research and Evaluation Methodology are expected to produce methodological research in collaboration with the program faculty, to present methodological research in state, regional, national or internal conferences, and to collaborate in the preparation of research papers for publication.
REM students meet with their advisers to develop a written program of work that includes required research methodology classes and electives. Most intermediate and advanced classes in the REM program required the completion of a research proposal. Under the supervision of the academic adviser and/or course instructor, REM M.A.E. students submit these research proposals to major conferences, such as the annual meetings of the American Educational Research Association, Florida Educational Research Association, and National Council on Measurement in Education.
REM faculty serve on journal editorial boards and reviewers for both methodologically oriented and substantively oriented journals. Most of these journals permit students to write co-reviews of submitted manuscripts. REM faculty announce to all REM students opportunities to co-review papers with REM faculty. Every student completes an annual evaluation form identifying the student’s research productivity.
More information about this degree program can be obtained by emailing the program coordinator.