Educational Psychology - MA

The Educational Develomental Psychology program at Andrews University is housed in the Department of Educational & Counseling Psychology. Educational and developmental psychologists are involved in the following settings: community programs for young children, adolescents or the elderly; family life education; training programs in business and industry; early childhood education programs; special education centers; research related to schools and to human growth and development; the construction, administration and evaluation of tests; student residence hall directors; and classroom teaching at elementary, secondary, and higher education levels.

Each student in the Educational and Developmental Psychology program selects an emphasis in either educational or developmental psychology.

MA - Educational Psychology - Instructional Psychology Emphasis

This emphasis is specifically designed for teachers who wish to expand their understanding of the teaching and learning process.  It is also recommended for those students who plan to continue in an EdS in School Psychology program.  The courses are designed to assist the teacher and others who wish to broaden their understanding of the learner and learning environments.  This emphasis is of interest to teachers who wish to renew their certification or move up on the salary scale and at the same time improve their understanding of children and how they learn.

Prerequisites - 3 Credits

GDPC514 Psychology of Learning, or an undergraduate or graduate-level learning course

Course # Concentration        Credits
GDPC525 Psychology and Educ of Exceptional Children                       3
GDPC540 Behavioral and Emotional Problems of Children 3
GDPC615 Advanced Human Development 3
GDPC626 Cognitive Psychology 3
GDPC635 Theories and Techniques of Counseling 3
GDPC644 Psychological Testing 3
SPED645 Reading Assessment & Intervention 3

 

Course# Foundations/Research/Statistics Credits
EDFN500 Philosophical Foundations of Education and Psychology 3
EDRM505 Research Methods 3

 

Electives Credits
3 credits to be chosen in consultation with an advisor. It is presumed that these courses will assist in the understanding of the learner and/or the learning environment. 3
TOTAL 3
Total Credits for Instructional Psychology Emphasis 30

Disclaimer: The course information on these pages is not intended to replace official Andrews University bulletin copy.

 
MA -Educational Psychology - Research Emphasis

The MA program in Educational Psychology with an emphasis in Research is designed for those interested in applying research and statistical principles for solving problems in educational, psychological and social settings. Graduates of the program may be consultants in research agencies, instructors in colleges and universities, and/or pursue doctoral degrees in research, statistics, measurement and evaluation.

EDRM605

Course# Concentration Credits
EDRM604 Design and Analysis of Educational and Psychological Surveys 3
EDRM605 Qualitative Research Methods in Educ & Psych 3
EDRM612 Applied Statistical Methods II 3
EDRM613 Applied Statistical Methods III 3
GDPC699 Thesis 3

Course# Foundations/Research/Statistics Credits
EDFN500 Philosophical Foundations of Education and Psychology 3
EDRM505 Research Methods 3
EDRM611 Applied Statistical Methods I 3

Course# Educational Psychology Core Credits
GDPC514 Psychology of Learning 3
GDPC615 Advanced Human Development 3
GDPC644 Psychological Testing 3
  TOTAL 9
  Total Credits for Research Emphasis 3

Disclaimer: The course information on these pages is not intended to replace official Andrews University bulletin copy.

 

MA - Educational Psychology - Developmental Psychology Emphasis

This emphasis is aimed at those who wish to specialize in the area of human development. It is of interest to people who wish to work in children or adult facilities or community colleges and desire a strong psychological understanding of development. Graduates from this program also go on to do a doctorate in Educational Psychology, Developmental Psychology or School Psychology.
 

Course# Concentration Credits
GDPC514 Psychology of Learning 3
GDPC615 Advanced Human Development 3
GDPC625 Biopsychology

3

GDPC626 Cognitive Psychology 3
GDPC676 Theories of Personality 3
  TOTAL 15

 

Course# Foundations/Research/Statistics Credits
EDFN500 Philosophical Foundations of Education and Psychology                  3
EDRM505 Research Methods 3
EDRM611 Applied Statistical Methods I 3
  TOTAL 9

 

Electives Credits
Students, choose two courses from the following GDPC525, GDPC540, GDPC554 OR choose one and write a thesis. 6
Total MA Degree Credits 30

Disclaimer: The course information on these pages is not intended to replace official Andrews University bulletin copy.
 

 

MA - Educational Psychology - General Emphasis

This program provides a broad perspective of this field with emphasis on learning, development, testing and research. The General Emphasis allows one to choose the areas in which they wish to develop individual strengths. These areas are presented in depth through varied instructional modes. This program is designed to train graduate students to become college instructors, educational consultants, or researchers in the field of Educational Psychology. 

 

Course# Educational Psychology Core Credits
GDPC514 Psychology of Learning 3
GDPC520 Life Span Development 3
GDPC644 Psychological Testing 3
  TOTAL 9

 

Course# Foundations/Research/Statistics Credits
EDFN500 Philosophical Foundations of Education and Psychology 3
EDRM505 Research Methods 3
EDRM611 Applied Statistical Methods I 3
  TOTAL 9

 

Electives Credits
12 credits by advisement, limited to GDPC courses, or courses in instruction from the School of Eduation.  Three credits may be fulfilled by writing a thesis. 12
Total MA Degree Credits 30

Disclaimer: The course information on these pages is not intended to replace official Andrews University bulletin copy.

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