School of Education and Human Development
Contemporary teachers design their students’ learning experiences based upon knowing each and every learner in their classroom through formative and summative assessments. CU Denver’s online Master of Arts in Research and Evaluation Methods with a concentration in Assessment provides an opportunity for anyone in schools to develop expertise and skills to conduct an assessment to better inform educational practice.
This program concentration provides opportunities for you to develop an in-depth understanding of educational psychology as it relates to learning-related assessment. You’ll address issues in both classroom and large-scale assessment and focus on other forms of assessment, such as portfolios and performance assessments. You also may specialize in assessment in a content area like literacy or mathematics.
As a student in this program, you’ll be encouraged to focus your creativity, imagination, and intelligence on real-world challenges impacting learning environments, basing your recommendations and decisions on research findings and assessments. You’ll develop an in-depth understanding about assessment practices including development, evaluation, administration, and analysis. You'll address issues in both classroom and large-scale assessment and focus on varied forms of assessment, such as portfolios and formative assessments. You also may specialize in a content area like literacy or mathematics.
You’ll learn to solve important assessment questions by:
Keeping with the school’s mission, your assessment courses will incorporate multiple perspectives, themes of equity and social justice, a focus on the needs and experiences of diverse children and youth, and implications for leadership around assessment themes in today's schools.
Our faculty and alumni provide leadership and consultation to school districts, the State of Colorado, the nation and the international community by helping institutions solve important assessment questions that inform teaching-learning processes, student
achievement and educational policy.
Investing in your future is a big decision. However, becoming a fully online student at CU Denver is an affordable option with discounted tuition rates for non resident, fully online students. And of course, you will save money not having to drive to campus!
Tuition and fees are based largely on the class that you enroll in. Tuition amount assessed is determined based on which school/college is offering your class, as well as if it is an undergrad or graduate level, and finally your resident status.
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Financial aid and scholarships are available for those who qualify.
The MA in Research and Evaluation Methods with a concentration in Assessment requires 30 credits. All students will take the same courses in the first year. In the second year, courses vary depending on the chosen track.
Admission requirements and deadlines vary based on the program. In addition, you will have different requirements depending on if you are a first-time student, a transfer student or an international student.
Learn more about the admissions process by filling out the form above or contacting an Enrollment Navigator today.
Students acquire skills necessary for a variety of roles that involve data-driven decisions. Students are prepared to facilitate decision-making based on evidence. Some students pursue the degree to enhance their skills as classroom teachers. Others work in environments where information and data from different sources are used to make informed decisions.
Courses at CU Denver are offered three times a year — fall, spring and summer. Not all courses are available every semester. For most programs, courses last 15 weeks, plus one week for finals. This is a big commitment, but we believe the extra time you spend dedicated to your studies pays off!
RSEM 5120 - Introduction to Research Methods
RSEM 6100 - Methods of Qualitative Inquiry
RSEM 7050 - Methods of Survey Research