Research Methods - Certificate of Advanced Study


Department of Curriculum and Instruction

Roy M. Bohlin, Chair

Coordinator for the Certificate of Advanced Study in Educational Technology (CASET)
Education Building, Room 250

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Carol Fry Bohlin, Coordinator for M.A. in Education - Curriculum & Instruction Option
Education Building, Room 234

M.A. in Education and CASET Website:

Nancy Akhavan, Coordinator for M.A. in Teaching (MAT)
Education Building, Room 443

MAT Website:


Multiple Subject Credential Program

The Multiple Subject Credential Program is housed in both the Department of Curriculum and Instruction and the Department of Literacy Early Bilingual and Special Education (LEBSE). 

Dr. Lisa Bennett, Coordinator for Multiple Subject Program
Education Building, Room 265

Degrees and Programs Offered

CERT in Educational Technology - Advanced Certificate
CERT in Research Methods - Certificate of Advanced Study
CRED in Elementary School Teaching Credential (Multiple Subject Credential Program)
CRED in Multiple Subject - Preliminary BAP Emphasis: Hmong, Credential
CRED in Multiple Subject - Preliminary ECE BAP Emphasis: Hmong, Credential
CRED in Multiple Subject - Preliminary BAP Emphasis: Spanish, Credential
CRED in Multiple Subject - Preliminary ECE BAP Emphasis: Spanish
MA in Education - Curriculum & Instruction Option, M.A.
MA in Education - Teaching, M.A.T.

Courses Offered

The mission of the Department of Curriculum and Instruction is the preparation and continuing education of K-12 educators, particularly teachers. Coursework and field experiences are designed to prepare teachers who are reflective thinkers, problem solvers, and decision makers to meet the challenges of teaching in a rapidly changing world characterized by social, economic, and cultural/linguistic diversity.

Supervised field experiences along with instructional planning and evaluation techniques provide the foundation for productive and responsive teaching.

CalStateTEACH. See Teaching Elementary School CalStateTEACH for program description.


Certificate of Advanced Study - Research Methods
Susan Tracz, Coordinator
Education Building, Room 447

The Certificate of Advanced Study in Educational Technology is a postbaccalaureate program designed to empower professionals in all areas of education and other disciplines to learn about advanced methodologies in quantitative, qualitative, and mixed methods research and to develop the skills to make ethical, sound, and supportable decisions to advance the education of all persons.

Students completing this program will be able to do the following:

  • Understand the theories underpinning quantitative research, statistical methodologies, qualitative research, and mixed methods research.
  • Understand the ethics of research; describe the principals of protecting human subjects; respect individuals of diverse ethnicities, races, religions, and genders; and utilize accepted and ethical procedures for conducting research.
  • Develop exemplary skills in designing research studies, measuring constructs, and collecting information.
  • Demonstrate exemplary skills in analyzing data, interpreting results accurately, and making sound decisions based on those results.
  • Demonstrate skills as informed consumers, qualified producers of research, and leaders in disseminating research results.

Up to 6 units of coursework taken while working on this certificate may be counted as units toward a master’s degree in the KSOEHD.

Admission Requirements. See the admission requirements listed in the Graduate Education Program section of this catalog.

Program Requirements. Under the direction of the program adviser, each student takes the following courses.

Course Requirements
ERE 153, 220, 260, 287, 288, 289
Total (15 units)



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