Master of Education (M.Ed.)

The program area of educational psychology offers a 30 semester-hour program leading to a master of education (M.Ed.) degree in educational psychology. The goal of the program is to provide students with a breadth of knowledge regarding the application of psychology to education, which can be used in a variety of settings, such as schools and businesses. Students will acquire a foundation of psychological knowledge regarding human development, learning processes and testing procedures. This program is particularly well suited for educators who wish to enhance their teaching skills by expanding their knowledge of how psychology concepts apply within educational contexts.

This program does NOT lead to certification as a school psychologist or licensing as a Limited Licensed Psychologist. Those interested in obtaining certification or licensure would be better suited for the Applied Behavior Analysis; Counseling Psychology; Clinical Mental Health, School or Rehabilitation Counseling; or School and Community Psychology programs.

Important dates

  • Feb. 1, 2021

    February 1: Application for spring/summer semester due

  • June 1: Application for fall semester due

  • October 1: Application for winter semester due

Course Requirements

The minimum requirement for a master of education is 30 credits. Each student must complete a Plan of Work in consultation with their advisor no later than during the semester in which they complete 12 credits. However, it is strongly recommended that you meet with your assigned advisor before starting course work so that you can plan your curriculum purposefully and efficiently. This Plan of Work lists all of the courses needed to complete the requirements for graduation. The coursework for the master of education is divided into core courses (six credits), major requirements (18 credits) and electives (six credits).


Educational Psychology (core courses recommended for program)

Courses Cr. Hrs. Offered
CED 6700 The Role of Teacher in Guidance 2 F/W/S
EHP 7600 Philosophy of Education or EDA 7600 - Structure of American Education 2 F/W/S
EER 7610 Evaluation and Measurement 2 F/W/S

Major Requirements

The major requirements include ED 7999 and a combination of courses from the list below, to total a minimum of 18 credit hours. It is suggested that EDP 6210 - Foundations of Educational Psychology be taken in the first semester of the program, with the other classes to be taken determined in consultation with the student's advisor. Again, it is strongly recommended that students meet with their advisors before or no later than during the first semester to plan an individual course of study.

Educational Psychology (Major Requirements)

Courses Cr. Hrs. Offered
EDP 6210 Foundations of Educational Psychology 3 F/W/S
EDP 5450 Child Psychology 3 F/W/S
EDP 5480 Adolescent Psychology 3 F/W/S
EDP 7410 Human Development Psychology (note: may take 5450/5480 or 7410) 4 F/W/S
EDP 7350 The Learning Process (note: may take EDP 7420 or EDP 7350, but not both EDP 7610 Child & Adolescent Psychopathology 3 F/S) 3 F/W/S
EDP 7370 Adult Psychopathology 3 F/W/S
EDP 7400 Foundations of Social Psychology 3 W
EDP 7420 Introduction to Behavioral Psychology 4 F
EDP 7430 Applications I: Behavioral Psychology & Social Learning 4 W
ED 7999 Terminal Masters Project (Optional) 3 F/W/S
EDP 5430 School Violence & Conflict Resolution (if/when available) 3 TBD

* F = Fall, W = Winter, S = Spring

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Krista Clancy, Ph.D.
313-577 7948

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