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Course of Study

The program requires 32 graduate-level credits for the completion of the degree. This includes a set of core courses, a set of concentration area courses from which 8 credits must be selected, electives, and a culminating Master’s thesis or seminar with a qualifying paper.

Course No.
Title Credits    Fieldwork

Core Courses


All students in the Master’s Program are
required to take 3 core courses and a Proseminar.


EDPS 700
Proseminar in Educational Psychology
0

EDPS 701
Statistics and Statistics Computing in Education I
4

EDPS 702
Educational Research Methods
4

EDPS 703 Learning and Behavior Theories
4






Concentration Area Courses



Students are required to select 8 credits
in their concentration area.



Concentration I: General Educational Psychology


EDPS 711
Metacognitive and Cognitive Processes in Education
4

EDPS 712
Multicultural Issues in Learning and Instruction 
4

EDPS 713
Cognition and Educational Technology
4


or



Concentration II: Assessment, Research, and Evaluation


EDPS 721
Statistics and Statistics Computing in Education II
4

EDPS 722
Tests and Measurement
4

EDPS 723
Educational Program Evaluation
4


Elective Courses in Educational Psychology



Students select 8 additional credits either from a concentration
area or from the following electives:


EDPS 711
Metacognitive and Cognitive Processes in Education*
4

EDPS 712
Multicultural Issues in Learning and Instruction*
4

EDPS 713
Cognition and Educational Technology*
4

EDPS 721
Statistics and Statiscis Computing in Education II*
4

EDPS 722
Tests and Measurement*
4

EDPS 723
Educational Program Evaluation*
4

CEDF 712
Child and Adolescent Development
4

CEDF 717
Independent Study in Educational Foundations
1

CEDF 718
Independent Study in Educational Foundations
2

CEDF 719
Independent Study in Educational Foundations
3

EDPS 741 Mediating Factors in Achievement
 4
EDPS 742 Special Topics in Educational Research Methods
4
EDPS 743 Special Topics in Educational Psychology
 4

*For students not using these courses to fulfill the concentration area requirement




Culminating courses 


Students elect a thesis or a non-thesis option.

EDPS 790 Educational Psychology Seminar
 4

OR


EDPS 795.01 Thesis Research 1
 2

AND


EDPS 795.02
Thesis Research 2 2

Culminating Experience

As a culminating experience, students elect either a thesis or a non-thesis option. Students electing Thesis Research (EDPS 795.01 or EDPS 795.02) will prepare a report of a research investigation in which they design and execute an empirical study under the supervision of a faculty advisor. Students electing the non-thesis option will enroll in a seminar course (EDPS 790) in which they prepare a scholarly publishable-quality review of the research literature on a topic approved by the faculty.

Note: Students who qualify for waivers may take ECC 719.51, .52, .53 (Special Topics in Early Childhood Education), 1, 2 and 3 credits, or a course in another program with permission of the Early Childhood Program coordinator. Students may be exempted from up to 5 credits based on prior equivalent course work.

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