Master of Science in Educational Research
Current information appears on Castleton University pages for students entering in and prior to the 2022-2023 academic year.
Let Data Drive Your Decisions
Castleton’s Master of Science in Educational Research prepares you to use action research to inform classroom practice and activate change in public education. As a student in the Educational Research program, you will gain hands-on, real-world experience that will help you to establish effective ways of teaching students from different backgrounds.
This program is specifically designed for professionals who hold initial licensure and have at least three years of experience teaching in grades pre-k through 12. Candidates who are not planning to obtain a teaching license will also benefit from this program.
Why Pursue a Degree in Educational Research at Castleton?
- Influence and shape educational outcomes: Courses and experiences will help you to examine learning processes, preparing you to find solutions to problems arising in your classroom or school
- Become a better leader: You will be empowered to use data to help you become a more strategic and effective teacher or administrator
- Discover new ways of teaching and learning: Gain a broader understanding and knowledge, discovering new ideas, viewpoints, theories, and practices
- A variety of applications: While this program is designed for educators, those working in government, healthcare, public health, and other industries would also benefit from this program
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What You’ll Learn
Castleton’s Educational Research program prepares you to conduct meaningful research, evaluate programs and policies, and apply your findings in impactful ways. In addition to the core research courses, you will be able to take seven elective courses that will allow you to explore topics relevant to your classroom and school.
- Introduction to Graduate Education and Research
- Qualitative and Quantitative Methods
- Research Design in Education
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What Careers Can I Pursue with a Degree in Educational Research?
Graduates of the Educational Research program will be prepared for successful careers in a variety of industries. It can position you for further studies, such as a doctorate, which can lead to even more advanced positions or careers in research. During your time in the program, you will network with your peers and professionals in the industry, creating valuable connections.
Educational Research Career Paths
- Prek-12 Educator in a public school setting
- Educational researcher at a university, non-profit, or government agency
- Data analyst
- Research coordinator
- Director of student assessment
- Education counselor/advisor
Affordability & Value
Castleton’s Educational Research program has an affordable per-credit tuition rate. And because Castleton Center for Schools courses are considered transfer courses for all students wishing to matriculate into a Castleton graduate program in Education, you could save both time and money while earning your degree. You may also be eligible for graduate financial aid.
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Meet our Educational Research Faculty
You will have direct access to professors who bring decades of experience in the field of education into the classroom and care about your growth and success. Faculty will provide dedicated support as you complete your master’s thesis.
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To apply to the Master of Science in Educational Research, you must complete the following:
- A completed application and application fee
- Candidate’s statement
- Two letters of recommendation
- Official transcripts
- A copy of your teaching license (if applicable)
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