Education, M.A.
(Educational Psychology, Measurement and Evaluation)

Program Description

With the new PhD in Education beginning Fall 2013, we are now in the process of making decisions about our MA in Education. To allow for information gathering and potential development of any new MA, we are suspending admission for the MA in Education for Fall 2013. For applicants interested in seeking admission into an MA in Education program for Fall 2014, please check this website for new details later this Spring.

If you have questions, please contact Anne Bryan, (919) 962-8693 or abryan2@email.unc.edu.

Overview

The Master of Arts (M.A.) degree in Education is designed for individuals interested in developing the skills necessary for conducting educational research in organizations or institutions focused on the study of education. The degree is not intended for those planning to teach, but the degree does presume that prospective students have an interest in schooling and education. Students typically enter M.A. study with varied backgrounds. Some are teachers interested in new career goals; others have liberal arts preparation and are especially interested in the study of education. The M.A. in Education is a 30-hour program and requires the completion of a thesis.

The M.A. in Education is offered with three research specialization: Culture, Curriculum and Change; Early Childhood, Intervention and Literacy; and Educational Psychology, Measurement and Evaluation.

Required courses and electives vary depending on the chosen research emphasis area. However, in all cases, the student and his or her advisor develop a program of studies that is tailored to the student’s substantive and research interests.

Educational Psychology, Measurement and Evaluation

The Educational Psychology, Measurement, and Evaluation (EPME) research specialization focuses on the study of individuals interacting within educational contexts. After completing foundational courses in learning, development, research methods, measurement and statistics, students complete advanced course work in these areas and chosen electives. The specialty prepares students for positions as researchers in research organizations, public school systems, social service agencies, state departments of instruction and other settings. The program is structured so that graduates, if continuing in the Ph.D. in Education program, may be admitted with advanced standing. Assistant Professor Jeff Greene is the Coordinator of the EPME program.

Program Contact

General program inquires:
Sharon Powell, Human Development and Psychological Studies Assistant
laumich@email.unc.edu
(919) 962-2511