Dec 06, 2022  

Educational Psychology, Instructional Psychology Emphasis MA

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Educational psychologists are involved in the following settings: classroom teaching at the elementary, secondary, and higher education levels; research related to schools, learning and human growth and development; the construction, administration, and evaluation of tests; early childhood education programs; training programs in business and industry; and residence-hall directors.

Each student in the Educational Psychology program will select one of the following emphases: Instructional, Developmental, Research or General.

The student and advisor plan a provisional sequence of experiences in accordance with the student’s professional objectives, the general requirements of the MA degree and the chosen emphasis.

Continuation in the Educational Psychology program is based upon a periodic review, by the department, of the student’s academic performance and personal qualifications as they pertain to an educational psychologist.

Educational Psychology: Instructional Psychology Emphasis

This emphasis is specifically designed for teachers who wish to expand their understanding of the teaching and learning process. It is also recommended for those students who plan to continue in the EdS in School Psychology program or obtain qualification as psychological associates. The courses are designed to assist the teacher and others who wish to broaden their understanding of the learner and learning environments. This emphasis is of interest to teachers who wish to renew their certification or move up on the salary scale and at the same time improve their understanding of children and how they learn.

Prerequisites - 3

GDPC514 Psychology of Learning, or an undergraduate or graduate-level learning course. 



  • Three credits to be chosen in consultation with an advisor.

It is presumed that this course will assist in the understanding of the learner and/or the learning environment.

Total Credits: 30


The 30–33 credit MA Educational Psychology programs may be completed in one year of full-time study.

Students planning further graduate work are encouraged to include GDPC699 Thesis. Those who do not plan further graduate study may substitute course work for the thesis in their program.

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