The Educational Psychology program offers a Master of Science degree in Educational Psychology. The program is designed to offer professionals and students the opportunity to: (a) apply principles of learning, cognition and motivation to vital problems in the area of education; (b) develop a solid understanding of research, assessment, and evaluation methodologies; and (c) develop an analytical and scholarly approach to critically assessing theoretical perspectives, research, and practice within and across content domains. By creating a supportive and collegial environment with faculty from numerous educational disciplines and expertise, prospective students are expected to develop skills to meet the needs of diverse populations and design and implement effective educational programs appropriate for a broad range of cultural contexts.
The Program offers three concentrations: (1) Learning, Cognition, and Motivation; (2) Assessment, Evaluation, and Testing; and (3) Teacher Preparation. The program prepares educational leaders:
- to conduct basic and applied research and program evaluation in government agencies and private and public educational and organizational settings;
- to provide classroom instruction, instructional support and/or supervision to K-12 schools or community colleges;
- to engage in curriculum and educational program development and policy development;
- to serve as consultants in business and industry settings; and
- to enroll in doctoral-level programs in educational psychology.