About the Department
The Department of Educational Psychology promotes inquiry in human learning and development, research methods, and program evaluation within the context of a diverse society. Educators pursuing careers as professors, researchers, program evaluators, specialists, administrators, or other types of leadership positions may want to consider a Masters degree, a PhD, or a graduate certificate in the field of Educational Psychology.
Specifically, the major areas of study include human learning, human development, research methodology, statistics, measurement, and assessment and program evaluation. Master’s and Doctoral degree and two graduate certificate programs are offered in this department.
Approximately 50 students are enrolled in graduate programs of study in educational psychology. Although the Department makes significant contributions to undergraduate programs in teacher education, there is no undergraduate major in educational psychology. In collaboration with the Department of Psychology, the Department of Educational Psychology offers a 4+1 BAM program for students who are dual enrolled in the BA program in Psychology and MEd in Educational Psychology.
Graduate students in Educational Psychology can look forward to a plethora of career opportunities. These include occupations as
Depending on areas of expertise, graduates could be hired in a variety of community college or university departments such as Education, Second Language Studies, Curriculum Studies, Teacher Education, Nursing, Disability Studies, Educational Technology, Computer Science & Information, and Business.
Researchers or Specialists:
Graduates could be hired as researchers or specialists in departments of education, K-12 schools, research institutes, or testing companies. Graduates could work as program evaluators or educational consultants.
Previous graduates have also worked in administration at universities, K-12 schools, testing companies, testing & evaluation sections in departments of education, directors of research institutes, and non-profit institutes.
Graduates who are teachers in K-12 schools have been appointed to leadership roles in areas of assessment & learning.