The Master of Arts in Education, Educational Psychology is a research-oriented program designed for students and educators to develop their understanding of learning and development, testing and assessment, research, and program evaluation in education. Upon completion of the program, candidates will be able to conduct qualitative and quantitative research, make data-based decisions, develop instruments that are psychometrically sound, and perform formative and summative evaluation of educational programs.
Students will be able to:
- Identify and apply appropriate statistical techniques
- Employ measurement theories to critique educational assessment
- Apply quantitative/qualitative research methodology in educational research and evaluation
- Apply theories of motivation, learning, and development to facilitate child and adolescent learning
- Critically analyze research in educational psychology
After completing the program, graduates have a variety of career choices, not only in the educational realm but also in the private sector conducting or using research to inform practice. The program also serves as an ideal foundation for further academic study at the doctoral level.