Master of Science in Educational Psychology
Description and Outcomes
The Master of Science in Educational Psychology program is designed to prepare you to pursue professions in educational, instructional, and governmental institutions. You will focus on developing the knowledge and skills to guide improvement of educational programs and practices.
Many educational, instructional, and governmental institutions are becoming increasingly dependent on educational psychologists who are equipped with the knowledge and expertise to develop, implement, and evaluate instructional programs. In order to keep programs competitive, maintain educational quality, and improve learning, these organizations may also seek professionals trained in new and improved instructional techniques, technologies, educational trends, and learning behaviors. The Master of Science in Educational Psychology is not focused on the clinical practice of school psychologists and does not lead to licensure or certification. The goal of the program is to help you develop competencies to evaluate and recommend improvements in educational programs, student learning, and instruction. If you are interested in pursuing a career as a psychometrician, program evaluator, or school consultant, this degree could be an asset.
Note: the Master of Science in Educational Psychology is not available in all states. Refer to the State Approvals section for details.
The Master of Science in Educational Psychology program consists of a minimum of 52 quarter credit hours. Upon successful completion of the program, you will be awarded a master of science degree.
- Select research design and methodologies that effectively address needs, processes, and outcomes in program evaluation.
- Apply knowledge and skills to the creation of educational and psychological interventions that promote academic performance and social-emotional behavior.
- Integrate reasonable adaptations to educational policies, practices, and accommodations to create equivalent learning environments and experiences for diverse populations.
- Design effective educational programs and interventions by integrating learning theory and psychological principles.
- Demonstrate basic knowledge of the interaction between educational technology and academic outcomes.
In addition to the discipline-specific outcomes, professional competencies are integrated throughout your academic program. You can review the professional competencies associated with your academic program in the graduate School of General Education section of this Catalog.
Certification, State Board, and National Board Exams
Certain state certification and licensure boards have specific educational requirements for programs to lead to a license or nongovernmental certification that is a precondition for employment in a recognized occupation.
Unless otherwise specified, Purdue Global's programs are not designed to meet any specific state’s licensure or certification requirements. If certain licensed occupations, vocations, or professions are not explicitly listed, Purdue Global has not made a determination with respect to the licensure or certification requirements of those occupations, vocations, or professions. Licensure-track programs may limit enrollment to students in certain states; please see Purdue Global’s Program Availability Grid to determine enrollment eligibility.
You are responsible for understanding the requirements of optional certification exams. Such requirements may change during the course of your program. You are not automatically certified in any way upon program completion. Although certain programs are designed to prepare you to take various optional certification exams, Purdue Global cannot guarantee you will be eligible to take these exams or become certified. Your eligibility may depend on your work experience, completion of education and/or degree requirements, not having a criminal record, meeting other certification requirements, or the program or the University itself having appropriate accreditation or licensure.
The Master of Science in Educational Psychology is not focused on the clinical practice of school psychologists and does not lead to licensure or certification in any state.
|ED533||Perspectives on Diversity||4|
|HE559||Quantitative Methods and Instruments for Assessment||5|
|IX540||Research Methods for Education and Instructional Technology||5|
|PS506||Life Span Development||5|
|PS515||Learning and Behavior||5|
|Total Core Requirements||38|
|Open Elective Requirements|
|Concentration Courses (see below)||14|
|Total Open Elective Requirements||14|
Students enrolled in the Master of Science in Educational Psychology must change to the 10-week calendar track upon completion of all 6-week track education coursework.
Concentration courses are completed within the open electives requirement of the degree plan.
Master of Science in Educational Psychology
|ED553||History and Philosophy of Education||4|
|PS505||Testing, Measurement, and Assessment||5|