Motion Introduced by: Curriculum and Academic Programs Committee,
Date of First Reading: September 21, 2020
Date of Second Reading: October 26, 2020
Title of Motion: Request from the Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College – Division of Educational Leadership and Innovation – for the establishment of a graduate degree – MS in Educational Sciences
Action Requested: This curricular proposal has received all college, school, unit and university administrative approvals, and is being presented to the Senate for review and voting decision.
Rationale: The purpose of the MS in Education Sciences program is to provide students with necessary theoretical knowledge and practical skills to conduct and consume quantitative research in education or related fields focused on education or education policy research. Knowledge and skills domains are contextualized within PreK-16 education issues and setting and include scientifically valid research designs, measurement, data management, data mining, quantitative data analysis at intermediate to advanced levels, and practical research. There is interdisciplinary depth in data science faculty throughout the university, and students will have the opportunity to work with faculty in other units as they fulfil their research and/or applied project requirements. This program does not lead to initial teacher certification.