Meet Dr. Jason Schenker, Associate Professor and Program Coordinator for the 100% Online Master’s in Research, Measurement, and Statistics

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Meet Dr. Schenker!

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He is an Associate Professor in the Evaluation and Measurement program within the College of Education, Health and Human Services at Kent State University. He is also the program coordinator for the online Master of Education degree in Research, Measurement, and Statistics.

He currently teaches Quantitative Research, Advanced Quantitative Research, ANOVA and Non-parametric tests, Multivariate Statistics, and Research in Education courses, as well as occasionally special topics courses (e.g., Value-Added Assessment, Evidence-Based Practice, Meta-Analysis). He received his Ph.D. from Kent State in 2007, while employed by the university in the Research Center for Educational Technology (RCET). He spent 4 years at RCET where he was involved in a variety of research projects and educational evaluations. Prior to his time at RCET, he was a graduate assistant at the Bureau of Research Training and Services (now the Research & Evaluation Bureau). Dr. Schenker received his Master’s degree in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from the University of Akron, and his Bachelor’s degree from Heidelberg College.

Read on for a short interview with Dr. Schenker.

What sets Kent State’s online M.Ed. in Research, Measurement, and Statistics degree apart from other universities?

I think the one thing that sets us apart is that we offer a fully online program as well as a hybrid program. So, we allow a great deal of flexibility for students.

Are there research requirements associated with this degree?

There is no strict research requirement, but we do have a “capstone” course where M.Ed. students complete their own project based on relevancy to their current career or career goals.

What can I expect to learn in this program?

Our classes fall into three categories:

  1. Statistics
  2. Research Methods and Program Evaluation
  3. Measurement Theory

Our M.Ed. program would cover: introductory and intermediate statistics, quantitative, qualitative, and mixed-methods research, program evaluation, measurement theory, classroom assessment. However, students have some flexibility in choice of courses, based on their goals and background. Some may want to take some of the more advanced statistics courses, while others may choose to focus on those classes that are most beneficial for teachers or school districts.

On average, how long does it take to complete this program?

Students can complete the program in one calendar year if they take summer courses. Otherwise, 4 semesters or 2 academic years.

I am not a research expert, but want to become one...can this program help me?

Yes, you’ll be taking an introductory research course, as well as more in-depth quantitative and qualitative research courses. You’ll also have the option of taking additional advanced and specialized quantitative, qualitative, and mixed-methods research courses.

Kent State University’s Online Master of Education in Research, Measurement, and Statistics

The Online Master of Education degree in Research, Measurement, and Statistics develops educators and specialists in the areas of assessment, measurement, research design, and program evaluation. The program serves teachers and administrators seeking applied measurement, research, and evaluation skills for use in schools (pre-kindergarten to grade 12) and in higher education. The program also serves professionals seeking careers in the areas of evaluation, research, and psychometrics.

Our program seeks to develop specialists who can apply their knowledge about research and measurement in a variety of settings. Emphasis on theory and application prepares students to use a variety of research approaches and techniques with a mature understanding of their rationale.

For more information on Kent State’s Online Master of Education degree in Research, Measurement, and Statistics, visit

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