May 10, 2021  
In Progress 2021-2022 Graduate Catalog 
    
In Progress 2021-2022 Graduate Catalog

Qualitative Research



This 18-credit hour graduate certificate is offered by the Department of Educational Leadership in collaboration with other departments within the College of Education. This certificate was created in response to the demand for trained qualitative researchers at the national and international
levels. The need for trained qualitative researchers reflect an interdisciplinary demand, such as those who can work in academia, public health, non-profit sector, business and marketing, amongst others.

This program is suitable for anyone who wants to use qualitative inquiry in their professional spaces. This would include people who want to conduct qualitative inquiry in their scholarly, or scholarly practitioner projects. Students will be introduced to learning qualitative methods from a broad social
science perspective so they understand how qualitative research has been taken up in education and other fields. This experience will allow students to make connection between different parts of the inquiry process, thereby developing a stronger understanding of how to conceptualize, execute, and report projects conducted through qualitative inquiry.

Electives- (6-9)


Applied Project (0-3)


Applied project could constitute a completion of a dissertation using qualitative methods. Students who wish to use their completed dissertation using qualitative methods could use a maximum of 3 credit hours to complete this requirement. Certificates will be granted only after the completion of a dissertation.

Students who wish to submit a publishable paper to a refereed journal based on an empirical study, could use 3 credit hours earned from EDLEA 988 – Advanced Seminar/Differentiated Research (Offered every Fall, first offering Fall 2015. Pre-requisite EDLEA 838). Instructor: Kakali Bhattacharya.

Other ways of submitting a publishable paper to a refereed journal could include, but not limited to, preparing the manuscript as a result of specific coursework, or preparing the manuscript as an independent study with a faculty member, or preparing the manuscript, outside of coursework through the student’s own initiative.