Students in the Educational Psychology and Learning Sciences program study topics such as intelligence, learning styles, child development, classroom learning, learning and technology, and motivation in educational settings.

Although the program’s ultimate concern is with real problems in education, the approach is more abstract and theoretically oriented than that of educational scholars who are more immediately concerned with practical questions of curriculum design.

The Educational Psychology and Learning Sciences program is designed to help students master the core content and methods of educational psychology, and provides opportunities for engaging with research in learning, the design and implementation of learning innovations, and learning technologies.

 

Programs

Overview

The Ph.D. in Educational Psychology requires a minimum of 72 semester hours of graduate credit, and students work closely with an advisor to define a program of study that matches their goals and interests. Coursework includes areas within educational psychology and the learning sciences, including courses in cognition, development, learning theory, instructional design, learning environments, and learning technologies. Other learning opportunities include a research practicum, a minor focus area, and a dissertation in the student’s area of interest.

Visit the degree homepage for more information on admissions requirements, application instructions, and program requirements.

Application Deadlines

  • January 15 (Fall semester)

Late applications may not be considered.

 

Overview

The 30-semester-hour M.A. in Learning Sciences emphasizes the ways theory and research inform our understanding of learners, learning, instruction, and the technology and environments in which learning and instruction occur. Elective opportunities allow students to develop a multidisciplinary specialization, including technology and media, human development and motivation, and measurement and evaluation. The capstone experience is an internship/practicum that allows the student to apply knowledge of the Learning Sciences.

Visit the degree homepage for more information on admissions requirements, application instructions, and program requirements.

Application Deadlines

  • January 15 (Fall semester)
  • October 1 (Spring semester)

Late applications may not be considered.

The Certificate in Online Teaching requires 12 s.h. of graduate credit and is offered completely online. This post-baccalaureate certificate program develops students' skills in using technology to enhance learning environments, and also solve instructional problems associated with distance and time. The online format of this program incorporates and models the techniques and approaches that will be taught in the certificate courses themselves.

The Certificate in Online Teaching is an online program designed to prepare degree­ and non­degree seeking graduate students for the realities of online teaching and to help them expand their career options.

The undergraduate minor in Educational Psychology provides an enriched background in educational psychology, education testing, and research methods in education. It does not lead to certification for public school teaching.

The 15-semester-hour undergraduate minor in Educational Psychology is open to all College of Liberal Arts and Sciences students enrolled in an undergraduate degree program. Students earning the minor select a department advisor, who helps them choose appropriate course work.

Contact the Office of Student Services for more information about the minor.

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