Educational Psychology, Master of Education

The Educational Psychology Program is open to those who have a sufficient number of credits in undergraduate professional education to be admitted to a M.Ed. program in the department or who have an undergraduate major in related social sciences. Applicants who do not meet these requirements should consult with the Program Coordinator regarding prerequisites for admission to this program. The M.Ed. in Educational Psychology focuses on learning theories, human development, research methods, assessment, and measurements, which could be utilized in a variety of settings and fields. The program includes a core set of courses, as well as electives to allow for specialization. The Educational Psychology program can help prepare graduates for the environment of assessment and outcomes-based practice that is prevalent today in many fields. The program is a good fit for teachers or those from social science backgrounds who want to pursue a master’s degree to further their career. The program can also help prepare graduates to apply for doctoral programs in Educational Psychology or related fields. The Educational Psychology Program is 30 semester hours.

Course of Study

Required Courses

ED 519THE EXCEPTIONAL LEARNER

3

ED 502RESEARCH METHODS

3

CG 509RESRCH METH MNTL HLTH PROF

3

 

ED 532DEVELOPMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY

3

or

CG 505HUMAN GROWTH & DEVELOPMENT

3

 

ED 534LEARNING-TEACHING

3

ED 530TESTS & MEASUREMENTS

3

ED 533INTRODUCTORY STATISTICS

3

 

ED 554MULTICULTURAL EDUCATION

3

or

ED 500FOUNDATIONS OF EDUCATION

3

Total Credit Hours:21

Electives: Choose 9 hours from the following courses:

ED 578LITERACY ASSESS & INTERV MODEL

3

CG 500ORIENTATION TO COUNSELING

3

CG 561COUNSELING THEORIES

3

CG 563DIVERSITY ISSUES IN COUNSELING

3

CG 531CAREER DEV & VOCATNL APPRASL

3

CG 572CLINIC DIAGNOS & PSYCHOPATHOL

3

Total Credit Hours:9

Note: Other courses from student’s professional content area with approval of the program coordinator.

The Master of Education degree is conferred at the satisfactory completion of the above courses and comprehensive examination. The Educational Psychology M.Ed. candidate is also eligible for the Certificate of Advanced Studies:  Assessment, Research and Measurement