Evidence Based Decision Making 

Students in this track will earn their credential in: Educational Psychology with a concentration in Evidence Based Decision Making.

Typical Plan of Study

Courses Hours

Elective - Select one COE online course (400 or 500 level)

4

EPS - Educational Policy Studies Foundations Course 

4

EPSY - Educational Psychology Foundations Course

4

EPSY 480 Educational Statistics

4

EPSY 486 Principles of Measurement

4

EPSY 501 Evaluation in Society

4

EPSY 505 Data, Evidence & Decisions

4

EPSY 507 Economic Analysis & Educational Policy

4
Total32

Program Notes

Master's Degree Note: All graduate students must complete a minimum of 12 credit hours at the 500 course-level.

Foundations Note: Foundations courses are taught in the summer months only for online and off-campus students. Please choose from either EPS 405 or EPS 415 to complete the EPS requirement. Please select EPSY 408 to complete the EPSY requirement. 

Students should discuss their individual plan of study with their advisor.

Current Courses for your Program

Course Availability Subject to Change. Note: All online courses require your online attendance at the specified date/time

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Online Learning Expectations

  • Students must login within the first 48 hours of a course start and at least once every 72 hours after that to maintain "active" status. Furthermore, students must log in on at least 4 of the 7 days per week.
  • Time commitment varies by program. Expect to spend at least 20 hours per week in our graduate level courses. If you're like many students, you might find it hard to get started when there are no hard deadlines. So, doing well in an online course isn't just about intelligence, but also about being organized and self-motivated. Learning to control time instead of letting time control you is key! You might also find it a little strange communicating with faculty that you have never met in person. This type of work requires a whole different set of skills than learning in a traditional classroom.
  • Communication and conduct in your online course will be held to the same standards and be governed by the same policies as any on-campus course. Student should know how to: contribute to the course in a meaningful way; to compose course assignments, email messages and discussion board postings using appropriate tone, language, grammar and spelling; to avoid cheating, plagiarism, giving or receiving unauthorized assistance on tests or assignments; to know your student rights and responsibilities. 

Technology Requirements

Software Requirements PC Mac
Document Processing Software Use word processing programs to submit your work. However, if you are using Microsoft Word 20017, please save work as ".doc" not ".docx."
Document Processing Software Microsoft PowerPoint (Purchase) or compatible viewer (Freeware)
Document Processing Software Adobe Acrobat Reader (Freeware)
Players and Plug-Ins RealPlayer of QuickTime Player (Freeware)
Players and Plug-Ins
Java (Freeware)
  • Java(Check to make sure you have the most up-to-date version)
  • Java(Check through the Apple Menu "Software Update" that you have the most up-to-date version)
Security Anti-Virus Software (Freeware)
Web Browser (Freeware)

Chrome, Firefox or Safari with: 

  1. Cookies enabled
  2. JavaScript enabled
  3. Pop-up blocker disabled
Hardware Minimum Requirements Recommended PC Recommended Mac
Operating System
  • Windows: 2000/XP/Vista
  • Mac: OS X
  • Windows: 7
  • Yosemite
Processor
  • Windows: Intel Core i3
  • Mac: Intel Core i5
  • Intel Core i5
  • Intel Core i5
RAM
  • 4 GB
  • 8 GB
  • 8 GB
Disk Space
  • 1 GB
  • 2 GB
  • 2 GB
Monitor Resolution
  • 1024 X 768
  • 1024 X 768
  • 1024 X 768
Video Card
  • 16 MB of memory
  • 32 MB graphics memory
  • 32 MB ofmemory
  • 128 MB graphics memory
  • 32 MB ofmemory
  • 128 MB graphics memory
Sound Card
  • Required with speaker/headphone and microphone jack
  • Required with speaker/headphone and microphone jack
  • Required with speaker/headphone and microphone jack
Speakers
  • External or headset
  • Headset with microphone
  • Headset with microphone
Recommended Headset Mic
Internet Connection
  • Cable
  • DSL
  • T1 Broadband
  • Cable
  • DSL
  • T1 Broadband
  • Cable
  • DSL
  • T1 Broadband

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