Sep 20, 2019
This emphasis prepares individuals for educational psychology positions. It prepares college and university instructors, generally in the areas of human development, personality and learning and instruction. Educational psychologists also work in schools, businesses, industries and various human-development settings.
MA Educational Psychology – Developmental, Instructional and General Emphases students who have previously completed GDPC 634 Cognitive and Biological Psychology and wish to complete the Educational Psychology EdD or PhD degree may choose to replace GDPC 625 Biological Psychology with an additional 3 credits of GDPC 736 Fieldwork in Educational and School Psychology.
Educational Psychology Student Learning Outcomes
- Demonstrate the ability to integrate a spiritual perspective into educational psychological practice and theory.
- Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of human development, and human learning across the life span.
- Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the major theories of learning and motivation.
- Competency in the planning and prescribing of teaching and curriculum strategies for students.
- Knowledge of human behavior and behavior management techniques, and capacity to plan and implement classroom management procedures pertaining to the behavior of students.
- The acquisition and mastery of a broad understanding of learning, and learning impairments.
- Knowledge of federal and state special education laws and other legal aspects of the role of the educational psychologist.
- Skills in the ability to consult, counsel, and collaborate with students, parents, school personnel, and appropriate outside personnel regarding mental health, behavior, and educational concerns utilizing psychologist principles.
- Knowledge of human growth and development in pupils with or without handicaps.
- Knowledge of the organization and administration of local and state agencies and their services for pupils.
- Demonstrate the ability to use current technology for supervision, assessment, and professional record keeping and consultation.
- Understand and interpret statistical data from research studies.
- Integrate data from tests and other measurement sources. Understand dynamics of research.
- Communicate research findings to parents, students and other professionals in a meaningful way.
- Demonstrate ability to provide psychological services to special populations including ethnic minorities, female students, learning disabled students, mentally challenged students, emotionally handicapped students, physically disabled students, and gifted students.
- Conduct evaluations and research in the area of educational and school psychology.
- Understand ethical standards for the profession of educational psychology.
- Demonstrate ethical behaviors.