Nov 29, 2022  

Educational Psychology: Developmental 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: Developmental, Instructional, 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: Developmental Psychology Emphasis

This emphasis is aimed at those who wish to specialize in the area of human development. It is of interest to people who wish to work in children or adult facilities or community colleges, and desire a strong psychological understanding of development. Graduates from this program may also go on to do a doctorate in Educational Psychology, Developmental Psychology, or School Psychology.

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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