Education and Social Sciences Advanced Research Methods - Certificate

Offered by the College of Education and Human Development (CEHD), a Graduate Certificate in Education and Social Sciences Advanced Research Methods allows students in the College of Education and Human Development to add to their degree’s minimum requirements for training in research methodology. The Certificate testifies to a student’s successful mastery of advanced competencies in education and social sciences research methods, with emphasis on quantitative or qualitative approaches. The Certificate requires 12 hours of advanced research methods courses, identified as such by the CEHD’s Research Certificate Committee. Enrollment in these advanced courses will require the completion of established prerequisites (designated in the Texas A&M University Graduate and Professional Catalog) and/or the approval of the course instructor and the student’s dissertation committee chair/faculty advisor. As part of the certificate completion requirements, students will provide evidence of submission of a manuscript for publication as the main author, or as a co-author. As a first step in applying for the Certificate, graduate students should contact their dissertation or program Chair(s).

 Certificate Requirements

Select 4 advanced Quantitative or Qualitative (or mixed methods) Research Methods Courses12
Required for Completion: Evidence of submission of an article, for publication in a peer-reviewed journal, as main author or co-author

Current Research Methods Requirements by Departmental Programs for Ph.D. Degrees

Department/Program Minimum Research Methods Requirement in credit hours
Teaching, Learning and Culture15 hours
Educational Administration and Human Resource Development18 hours
Educational Psychology15 hours
Health and Kinesiology9-18 hours

CEHD Courses Approved for Certificate

Educational Administration & Human Resource Development

EDAD 623Advanced Fieldwork Methods3
EHRD 656Narrative Analysis3
EHRD 657Life History Research3
EHRD 690Theory of Educational Human Resource Development Research3

Educational Psychology

EPSY 625Advanced Psychometric Theory3
EPSY 637Qualitative Grounded Theory Methodologies3
EPSY 642Meta-Analysis of Behavioral Research3
EPSY 643Applied Multivariate Methods3
EPSY 650Multiple Regression and Other Linear Models in Education Research3
EPSY 651Theory of Structural Equation Modeling3
EPSY 652Theory of Hierarchical Linear Models3
EPSY 653Advanced Structural Equation Modeling3
EPSY 654Longitudinal Data Analysis3
EPSY 655Item Response Theory3

Health and Kinesiology

HLTH 689Special Topics in...3

Teaching, Learning and Culture

EDCI 627Teaching and Learning Data Analysis and Uncertainty Concepts3
EDCI 628Analyzing and Reporting Field Based Research3
EDCI 661Mixed Methods Research in Curriculum and Instruction3
EDCI 688Research Methods in EDCI III3