The Master’s in Education with a concentration in Educational Evaluation and Data Analysis (EEDA) prepares you to work in K-12 school districts, universities, and non-profit organizations performing institutional research, data analysis, and program evaluation.

K-20 educational systems and established non-profits are awash in data from students, faculty, classrooms, and campuses. The EEDA concentration prepares you to formulate and answer questions about program trends, academic achievement, and institutional effectiveness by overseeing data systems and applying analysis processes in specific contexts. Upon graduation, you will understand theory and methods, as well as possess practical experience and ethical awareness to meet the demands and challenges of working with data and evaluation in real-world educational and non-profit settings.

Program Highlights
  • Designed for individuals and working professionals who want to make a difference in K-12 school districts, higher education institutions, and non-profit organizations.
  • You will be prepared for a career in which data and analytics are used to inform leadership about critical school and university topics, in roles such as K-12 assessment professionals, institutional researchers, data analysts, data managers, and education evaluators.


Program At a Glance

32 units

15 months (full time) 
2-3 years (part time)

Fall | Spring | Summer

MA in Education

Featured Courses

EDUC 445
Introduction to Educational Evaluation, Assessment & Effectiveness

Introduces the concepts of educational evaluation, assessment, and effectiveness. Provides an overview and formative experience in these planning practices.

EDUC 446
Leveraging Data in Your Context

Explores the concepts of data storytelling using conceptual design and technology tools. Provides practical experience crafting and polishing effective data presentations.

EDUC 478
Introduction to Quantitative Research Methods

Provides a solid foundation for conducting quantitative research in education, including the statistical literacy needed to understand much of the published research in journals.

EDUC 447
Design and Life Cycle of a Survey Project

Explores the fundamentals of good questionnaire design with managing the entire life-cycle of a survey project. Provides practical experience completing a pilot project that includes ethical review, analysis and reports, and developing lessons learned for next time.

EDUC 448
Introduction to Data System Management & Governance

Explores the aspects to strengthen and enhance educational system data in short- and long-term topics through leading data management and governance efforts in security, compliance, data storage, and technologies.

EDUC 449
Clinical Practicum Project for EEDA Students

Involves the creation and completion of a quantitative or mixed methods project that displays the EEDA student’s skills, knowledge, and experience in education evaluation and data analysis.

Faculty & Research

  • Gwen Garrison profile image

    Gwen Garrison

    Clinical Associate Professor of Education
    Director of Educational Evaluation and Data Analysis

    Research Interests

    Organizational effectiveness; diversity & inclusion; research & evaluation process; data systems; data management; data visualization and storytelling

  • David Drew profile image

    David Drew

    Professor of Education
    Joseph B. Platt Chair in the Management of Technology

    Research Interests

    STEM education, data science, model building, technology development and management

  • Frances Marie Gipson profile image

    Frances Marie Gipson

    Clinical Associate Professor of Education
    Director, Urban Leadership Program

    Research Interests

    Urban schooling; distributed leadership; social-emotional learning; culturally relevant and linguistically responsive education; systems theory; learning and achievement; talent and leadership development; P-20 school policy

  • Anna K. Gonzalez profile image

    Anna K. Gonzalez

    Director, Student Affairs & Educational Justice

    Research Interests

    First-generation students; immigrant students; equity and diversity; higher education policy and governance; student affairs administration; higher education finance

  • Eligio Martinez profile image

    Eligio Martinez

    Senior Research Fellow

    Research Interests

    P-20 education pipeline; college access and retention; community colleges; boys and men of color; middle school education; Chicana/o and Latina/o Students

  • Dina C. Maramba profile image

    Dina C. Maramba

    Associate Professor of Education

    Research Interests

    Equity and diversity issues in higher education; theory and practice in student affairs; college student development; access and retention; first-generation college students; Asian American and Pacific Islander populations; minority serving institutions

  • Mary Simpson Poplin profile image

    Mary Simpson Poplin

    Professor of Education

    Research Interests

    Highly effective teachers in Los Angeles area; effective teaching methods; students, schools and poverty; differences between Judeo Christian and secular thought; Mother Teresa (worked with her in 1996)

  • Guan K. Saw profile image

    Guan K. Saw

    Associate Professor of Education

    Research Interests

    Educational inequality; diversity and inclusion; STEM education and workforce; college access and success; sociology of education; educational psychology; educational evaluation and policy analysis; quantitative, qualitative, and mixed methods; health disparities

  • Torie Weiston-Serdan profile image

    Torie Weiston-Serdan

    Clinical Assistant Professor
    Director, MA in Community Engaged Education & Social Change

    Research Interests

    Critical mentoring; critical youth work; non-profits and social enterprises; diversity and equity; non-profits and philanthropy; youth-serving non-profits; culturally sustaining pedagogy; abolitionist teaching; Black Feminism in education; learning and teaching

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Aliana Guzman

Assistant Director of Admissions
T: 909-607-0769 (Direct)
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