Master of Science in Education, M.S.Ed.
Director: Janet Bagby
The department offers both terminal and non-terminal M.S.Ed. and M.A. degrees in educational psychology.
Terminal M.S.Ed. in Educational Psychology
The terminal Master of Science in Educational Psychology is designed for students who are interested in individual differences. It is particularly suited for those students who will work with children or adults in educational settings. Students who complete this program will be able to describe
- the foundations of educational psychology,
- individual differences in learning and development,
- research methodologies in education,
- issues and trends in educational psychology, and
- relationships between measurement, exceptionalities, and multicultural issues.
Terminal M.S.Ed. in Educational Psychology with a Concentration in Applied Behavior Analysis
The terminal Master of Science in Educational Psychology with a concentration in Applied Behavior Analysis is designed for students who are interested in the application of behavior analysis with children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Students who complete this program will be able to
- describe the principles and concepts of applied behavior analysis,
- implement behavioral assessments and interventions,
- experimentally evaluate behavioral interventions, and
- describe and abide by ethical expectations of the profession.
Graduation requirements include successful completion of a comprehensive exam.
Non-Terminal M.S.Ed. in Educational Psychology
Students admitted to the Ph.D. program are encouraged to earn, with the approval of the faculty, a non-terminal M.S.Ed. degree. The non-terminal M.S.Ed. option is available only to students who are initially admitted to the Ph.D. degree program. Students may earn a non-terminal M.S.Ed. degree in educational psychology by:
- Completing 36 hours of core and specialization courses, and
- Successfully completing a written comprehensive exam
M.S.Ed. requirements are usually completed by the second or third year of study.
Terminal M.S.Ed. in Educational Psychology Requirements
Twenty-one of the required 36 hours consist of a core curriculum in educational psychology that includes one course in each of the following areas:
|EDP 5333||Psychology of Learning, Cognition, and Affect||3|
|EDP 5332||Human Growth and Development||3|
|EDP 5340||Measurement and Evaluation||3|
|EDP 5334||Statistical Methods||3|
|EDP 5366||Psychology of Exceptional Children||3|
|EDP 5393||Cultural Issues with Children and Families||3|
|EDP 5335||Research in Education||3|
|One additional EDP 5000-level course of the student’s choosing||3|
|The remaining hours may include graduate level courses from specializations, gifted and talented, applied behavior analysis, or courses that match student interests and career goals||12|
Graduation requirements include successful completion of a written comprehensive exam.
Terminal M.S.Ed. in Educational Psychology with a Concentration in Applied Behavior Analysis Requirements
Eighteen of the required 36 hours consist of the following applied behavior analysis courses:
|EDP 5302||Concepts and Principles of Applied Behavior Analysis||3|
|EDP 5354||Ethics in Applied Behavior Analysis||3|
|EDP 5357||Single-Subject Research Design||3|
|EDP 5358||Teaching Individuals with Autism and Developmental Disabilities||3|
|EDP 5301||Philosophy in Applied Behavior Analysis||3|
|EDP 5361||Challenging Behavior and Developmental Disabilities||3|
|EDP 5374||Managing Behavior Change Programs||3|
|The remaining fifteen hours may include 5000-level, or above, Educational Psychology courses||15|