EALR launches new Measurement, Evaluation, and Research certificate

This year WKU’s Department of Educational Administration, Leadership, and Research has launched a new, 18-credit hour graduate program leading to a certificate in Measurement, Evaluation, and Research (MER). The MER program is geared toward graduate students, including those in education, who may eventually be interested in doctoral studies or who want to become better qualified to conduct applied research and carry out data analysis and evaluation in industry or educational settings.

According to EALR professor┬áDr. Kimberlee Everson, who coordinates the program, “The MER coursework can focus entirely on quantitative methods or focus jointly on quantitative and qualitative approaches.” Program requirements “intentionally overlap with the Education Doctoral program at WKU so that it can serve either as a beginning point for future EDD students, or a s means of adding qualifications for current of former students.”

While not appropriate for students in the hard sciences, the MER certificate may be of interest to graduate students in the social sciences, business, organizational leadership, or similar fields.

Contact Dr. Everson at kimberlee.everson@wku.edu or visit the MER website for additional information.