Master of Education (M.Ed.)
The program area of educational psychology offers a 30-credit 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 cognition, development, learning, behavioral theories, evaluation and measurement, research design, and statistics. This program is particularly well suited for teachers who wish to enhance their teaching skills by expanding their knowledge of how psychology concepts apply within educational contexts. However, people in other fields have found this program to benefit their chosen career paths as well, including those in leadership positions, government youth agencies, youth counselors and ministers, business, public health administration, and those looking to prepare for educational psychology doctoral programs. Students typically complete this program in 18-24 mos.
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; or School and Community Psychology programs.
June 1: Application for fall semester due
Program Brochure and Application
The Master of Education (ME.d.) in Educational Psychology has a separate program application that must be completed along with the application to the Wayne State University Graduate School.
The coursework for the Master of Education Degree is divided into major requirements (22 credits), and electives (8 plus credits).
The major requirements include all of courses from the list below to total a minimum of 22-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.
The elective requirements can be any graduate level course you choose that will enhance your learning in your specialty area. Please review the program brochure for a list of recommended courses from Psychology, Education Evaluation and Research, Sociology, Education Administration, and Learning, Design and Technology.
It is strongly recommended that students meet with your assigned advisor before starting course work or no later than during the first semester to plan an individual course of study that is purposefully and efficient.
|Required Courses||Cr. Hrs.||Offered|
|EDP 6210 Foundations of Educational Psychology||3||F/W|
|EDP 7410 Human Developmental Psychology 3/4||3||F/W|
|EDP 7350 The Learning Process||2||F/W/S|
|EDP 7420 Introduction of Behavioral Psychology||4||F|
|EDP 7610 Child & Adolescent Psychopath||3||W|
|EDP 7400 Foundations of Social Psychology||3||yearly|
|EER 7610 Evaluation and Measurement||2||yearly|
|EHP 7600 Philosophy of Education||2||F/W/S|
|Total required courses||22|
|Electives (choose 2-3 courses from track below||8 plus|
|Total program credits (min. 30 credits)||30 plus|
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)
|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
Krista Clancy, Ph.D.
Lecturer and program coordinator
Theoretical & Behavioral Foundations
This tool provides a broad overview of how major selection can lead to careers and is provided without any implied promise of employment. Some careers will require further education, skills, or competencies. Actual salaries may vary significantly between similar employers and could change by graduation, as could employment opportunities and job titles.