A Certificate in Education Informatics is available from the College of Education & Human Development to eligible students enrolled in a master’s, specialist or doctoral program at Georgia State. To earn this certificate, students must complete a minimum of four 3-credit-hour graduate research methods courses with a collective GPA of 3.5 or higher in these courses, with no grade lower than a B- in any course counted toward the certificate. The certificate program must be completed within four years from the term when the first course in the program was taken, not including prerequisite courses.
The three required courses in this certificate are the following:*
- EPRS 8600 Computer Use in Educational Research (3)
- EPRS 8710 Text Mining in Education and Human Development (3)
- EPRS 8610 Advanced Computer Methods for Educational Research (3)
Select one course from the following list:*
- EPRS 8840 Meta-Analysis (3)
- EPRS 8660 Bayesian Statistics (3)
- EPRS 9350 Introduction to Item Response Theory (3)
- EPS 8780 Social Network Analysis (3)
- EPRS 8830 Survey Research, Sampling Principles, and Questionnaire Design (3)
- EPRS 8800 Independent Study (3)
*Other courses as recommended by the certificate coordinator and approved by the department chairperson.
Prerequisites. The prerequisite courses for the certificate are the following: EPRS 8530 (Quantitative Methods and Analysis in Education I), EPRS 8540 (Quantitative Methods and Analysis in Education II), and EPRS 8550 (Quantitative Methods and Analysis in Education III), or equivalent.
To be eligible to earn the certificate, students must:
- be enrolled in a graduate program at Georgia State
- have a minimum GPA of 3.3 to apply
Normal Time to Complete Program
The certificate program requires 4 courses which are 3 credit hours each. Students must also have 3 prerequisite courses which total 9 credit hours. An estimated time-frame to complete the certificate program is two years, excluding the prerequisite courses. Students may be able to apply the coursework in the certificate program to their degree programs.