Educational Psychology and Methodology
The Division of Educational Psychology and Methodology has had a long history of preparing excellent scholars, teachers, and researchers to advance human learning and development in a variety of settings, with approaches accommodated to the range of human diversity. In its 2007 national rankings, Academic Analytics ranked the Division of Educational Psychology in the top ten nationally for the scholarly productivity of doctoral faculty. Rankings consider faculty publications, citations, and financial and honorary awards. These findings were released in the November 16 issue of the Chronicle of Higher Education.
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The MS degree program in Educational Psychology and Methodology is intended for students who desire a broad foundation in graduate study in educational psychology. The program focus is on the research base of educational psychology. This prepares students for further advanced graduate work in psychology or education.
This is a research-based program of study where students are trained to conceptualize research problems, design research strategies, and conduct studies within the broad framework of educational psychology. This training is accomplished through a course of study that provides a foundation in psychological theories of learning, human development, statistics, measurement and evaluation, individual differences and special education, and research methods.
Professional training in educational psychology relates human behavior, cognition, and development to the educational process as it occurs in the home, in peer groups, in schools, and in the workplace.
The graduate program is designed for students seeking professional level skills in inquiry (i.e., evaluation, measurement, research, and statistics). This degree qualifies graduates for responsible positions in federal, state, and local agencies, regional laboratories, and public and private schools as policy development and evaluation specialists or researchers. This program requires at least 60 credits of graduate coursework.