MA in EPSY

The Educational Psychology and Learning Sciences Master's program focuses on research, theory, and professional knowledge with an emphasis on learning and teaching in K-12 educational settings.  The program is structured in accordance with a scientist-practitioner model with primary emphasis given to academic study and research.  All students develop an academic foundation in educational psychology that prepares them for further study at the PhD level, work in K-12 education, or employment in the private sector.

Within the Educational Psychology and Learning Sciences Program, faculty and students collaborate to facilitate the development of research, theory, and professional knowledge with an emphasis on learning and teaching in K-12 educational settings.

The Educational Psychology and Learning Sciences Program is structured in accordance with a scientist-practitioner model with primary emphasis given to academic study and research. Whether students are preparing for university research and teaching, work in K-12 education, or employment in the private sector, all develop an academic foundation in educational psychology. Onto that base, students and faculty advisors build programs of study that meet both the program goals and the student's interests. (Please note the School of Education does not offer programs in school psychology or counseling.)

The Educational Psychology and Learning Sciences (EPSY) PhD program addresses basic psychological processes related to learning, development, and instruction. For example, course topics include the social and cultural contexts of learning and development, achievement motivation, cognitive processes in learning, gender and learning, and the role of social interaction and communication. Courses also address theories of human development, with a particular focus on young children and adolescents. The experiences of culturally and linguistically diverse youth are a central focus of our research and teaching. EPSY faculty members and students study learning inside of K-12 settings as well as in community centers and after-school clubs. Programs are structured in accordance with a scientist-practitioner model with primary emphasis given to academic study and research. All students develop an academic foundation in educational psychology that prepares them for university faculty positions, work in K-12 education, or employment in the private sector. We encourage you to review the web pages of individual EPSY faculty members to get a sense of our interests and expertise. 

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