Educational Research and Evaluation
Relevant, Research-Based Offerings
The Educational Research and Evaluation Program at Virginia Tech provides students with courses in the areas of evaluation/assessment, qualitative methods, and quantitative methods (i.e., applied statistics and measurement), as they are applied in education, the behavioral sciences, and the social sciences in general. Supporting all programs in the School of Education, students are prepared for academic positions as research methodologists, corporate positions in research and testing agencies, or government and nonprofit positions as researchers, evaluators, or administrators in research programs in education and the social sciences in general.
Educational Research and Evaluation courses are available on the Blacksburg campus; the introductory course sequence may be taken at the Northern Virginia campus. Two 5000-level EDRE courses are offered on-line.
RIGOROUS, RESEARCH-BASED PROGRAM
Central to the mission of the Educational Research and Evaluation Program is a commitment to achieving excellence in teaching, research, and service to various communities. The Educational Research and Evaluation Program emphasizes high-quality teaching and learning and is aimed at preparing students to achieve success in their professional lives and to be active contributors to the academic community. The program is also committed to fostering the highest quality research and scholarly practice in its faculty and students. It also strives to provide research expertise and other forms of service that effectively meet the needs of the School of Education, other parts of the university community, and the broader community. In each facet of its mission, the Educational Research and Evaluation Program embraces respect for, and a commitment to, diversity in its various forms.
Our Ph.D. program in Educational Research and Evaluation is not accepting applications at this time. Current students can find their relevant program information here on the School of Education website.
The Education Lab is located in the CRC, on the second floor of 1750 Kraft Drive, and provides methodological consulting services and computing resources to students and faculty members in the School of Education. The lab is staffed by graduate students in the Educational Research and Evaluation Program who are supervised by Educational Research and Evaluation Program faculty.
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NATIONALLY RECOGNIZED FACULTY
Our Educational Research and Evaluation program faculty include widely published, nationally recognized authors and researchers.