Student Testimonials

See what our students say about the MESA Online programs.

MESA Quantitative Research Student Testimonial

The program gave me a solid foundation. I’m not just shooting from the hip. I know the theory, best practices, and what I’m doing.

Cynthia Johnson  |  MEd in MESA, UIC Class of 2010

MESA Quantitative Research Student Testimonial

My learning in the program has helped me identify learning targets for programs I manage so that I can plan assessment and content to meet those targets. I’ve learned how to collect, organize, analyze, and represent data to tell a story about my programs and the participants.

Denise Ching  |  MEd in MESA, UIC Class of 2016

MESA Quantitative Research Student Testimonial

The program is a great introduction to educational research in all its forms – pure educational research, classroom assessments, and educational program evaluation. If you want a good, solid background in these areas, the UIC MESA MEd is a great way to get it.

R. Jerome Anderson  |  MEd in MESA, UIC Class of 2015

MESA Quantitative Research Student Testimonial

UIC’s MESA is the program for you if you love challenges and apply expertise you learn via this program right away to your work projects.

Nousheen Islam  |  MEd in MESA, UIC Class of 2015

MESA Quantitative Research Student Testimonial

I’ve used practically everything I’ve learned in all my classes on a day-to-day basis in my role in the department. My peers definitely recognize that I’m an important resource for the design and analysis of exams.

Peter Ohotnicky  |  MEd in MESA, UIC Class of 2016

MESA Quantitative Research Student Testimonial

From this program, I have many more statistical tools to draw upon in my daily work, and I have a better understanding of the underlying assumptions of each analysis and how to interpret the results.

Robert Sweatman  |  MEd in MESA, UIC Class of 2017

MESA Quantitative Research Student Testimonial

I use the skills and knowledge taught to perform my job, which includes conducting higher-order evaluations of our training programs as well as mentoring my direct reports in the evalution field.

Scott Frasard  |  MEd in MESA, UIC Class of 2016

I have also gained more confidence in specialized institutional research and ad-hoc reporting.

Donna Weglarz  |  ERM Certificate Awarded December 2015

The biggest benefit has been a depth of knowledge which has contributed greatly to my professional confidence.

Sarah Curry  |  MEd in MESA, UIC Class of 2014

If you’re willing to put in the work, it is worth everything else you invest into it. All of the classes were really well-designed and I wish I could have taken more.

Tiffany Johnson  |  MEd in MESA, UIC Class of 2015

I use the learning from my degree all the time. Working in assessment, I now have the knowledge and the vocabulary to discuss very technical issues with our psychometric research and test development teams.

Victoria Driver  |  MEd in MESA, UIC Class of 2016