Apr 20, 2024  
2023-2024 Graduate Catalog 
    
2023-2024 Graduate Catalog

Educational Psychology, MEd

Location(s): Online


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The M.Ed. Educational Psychology program has been designed to give the interested student a broad understanding of theory in the areas of education and psychology. The student will understand the application of education and psychology to help children, adolescents, teachers, and families. The program may be of interest to those planning to pursue certification in school psychology after the master’s degree, those wishing to broaden their understanding of human development and learning, and those wishing to learn more about empirically based approaches or evidence based practices. Respect for diversity among individuals, groups, and communities is emphasized throughout the curriculum. The goal of the program is to help each student to identify and apply his/her unique talents and understand how to utilize a problem-solving, data based approach for working with P-12 students, teachers, and families. The application of empirically supported approaches to assist all children in achieving academic success, social competence, and emotional and physical health is valued by the program.

Student Learning Outcomes


  • Students will explain and apply theory and best practices in the areas of education and psychology.
  • Students will apply principles of education and psychology to help children, adolescents, teachers, and families.
  • Students will utilize empirically supported approaches to assist all P-12 students, teachers, and families.
  • Students will explain applied research methodologies for education and psychology.
  • Student will demonstrate a problem-solving, data -based approach for working with students, teachers, and families.
  • Students will explain how diversity among individuals, groups, and communities is important for intervention planning and implementation.
  • Students will explain trauma-informed practices and interventions for students with social, emotional, and behavioral difficulties.

Admission Requirements


  • Complete the online application (including essay) and pay the application fee
  • Must have a bachelor’s degree in related field (e.g., psychology, social work, education, etc.)
  • Provide official transcript verifying an earned degree from a regionally accredited institution of higher education with a GPA of 3.00 or higher (students with a GPA below 3.00 may apply for conditional admission)

Required Advanced Credits Required: 24


Total Related Electives: 6


Total Number of Credits to Complete the Program: 30


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