Statistics Education - Online and Distance Education

Statistics Education

 

Courses

In the Graduate Certificate in Statistics Education program, students learn statistical concepts, methods, and pedagogical techniques for teaching these statistical topics at the college (or high school) level. The emphasis of the program is on the effective use of modern technology for teaching statistics. The courses required for this graduate certificate are listed below.

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ST 511 - Statistical Methods For Researchers I

Units: 3

Basic concepts of statistical models and use of samples; variation, statistical measures, distributions, tests of significance, analysis of variance and elementary experimental design, regression and correlation, chi-square.

Offered in Fall Spring Summer

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2021 Fall Term 2022 Summer Term 1

ST 513 - Statistics for Management I

Units: 3

Analysis of data to represent facts, guide decisions and test opinions in managing systems and processes. Graphical and numerical data analysis for descriptive and predictive decisions. Scatter plot smoothing and regression analysis. Basic statistical inference. Integrated use of computer.

Offered in Fall and Spring

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2021 Fall Term 2022 Spring Term

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ST 512 - Statistical Methods For Researchers II

Units: 3

Covariance, multiple regression, curvilinear regression, concepts of experimental design, factorial experiments, confounded factorials, individual degrees of freedom and split-plot experiments. Computing laboratory addressing computational issues and use of statistical software.

Offered in Fall Spring Summer

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2021 Fall Term 2022 Summer Term 2

ST 514 - Statistics For Management and Social Sciences II

Units: 3

Linear regression, multiple regression and concepts of designed experiments in an integrated approach, principles of the design and analysis of sample surveys, use of computer for analysis of data.

Offered in Spring and Summer

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2022 Spring Term 2022 Summer Term 1

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ST 519 - Teaching and Learning of Statistical Thinking

Units: 3

This course is designed to bridge theory and practice on how students develop understandings of key concepts in data analysis, statistics, and probability. Discussion of students' understandings, teaching strategies and the use of manipulatives and technology tools. Topics include distribution, measures of center and spread, sampling, sampling distribution, randomness, and law of large numbers. Must complete a first level graduate statistics course [ ST 507, ST 511, or equivalent] before enrolling.

Offered in Spring Only

YEAR: Offered Alternate Even Years

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2022 Spring Term

ST 557 - Using Technology to Teach Statistics

Units: 3

This course will provide statistics educators with an in-depth introduction to applying technology for teaching college statistics. In this course, students will explore a variety of available statistical packages, demonstration applets, and other technologies for teaching statistics. Students will learn pedagogy t help them structure learning activities around these technologies. Students will also learn to identify key elements in technologies that support pedagogical goals.

Offered in Fall Only