Educational Psychology

Master of Arts (M.A.) in Educational Psychology  

Educational psychologists attempt to understand the basic aspects of human learning and to develop materials and strategies for enhancing the learning process and development of children and young people, primarily through working with parents, teachers and educational institutions.  For example, an educational psychologist might study reading and then develop a new technique for teaching reading. Educational psychologists are typically trained in departments of education (vs. departments of psychology) and employed in colleges and universities.    

The Master of Arts degree in Educational Psychology requires a full-time, two-year period including time for the dissertation. The program provides trainees of Educational Psychology with opportunities to develop and implement conceptual frameworks which allow them to work effectively in their field with young people, teachers, and parents.  The overall goal is to prepare Educational Psychologists to be able to teach, counsel, and research.  

As a result of completing this program, graduates will be able to: 

  • Resolve students' learning and behavior-related problems
  • Evaluate the effectiveness of academic programs, behavior management procedures, and other services provided in schools
  • Assist people to accommodate to dramatic change in their lives
  • Use techniques such as interviewing and testing to advise people how to deal with problems of everyday living
  • Advance to further graduate-level studies   
Educational psychologists work mostly in elementary and secondary school classrooms. They also may work in other settings such as colleges, consulting organizations, corporations, industry, the military, and religious institutions.  Other career tracks include being a school psychologist or a school counselor.

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