MEd in Educational Psychology Student and UH Women’s Beach Volleyball Player

Lea Kruse

“I have always loved coaching and teaching as well as psychology, so EDEP was the perfect mix of both.”


Kiel, Germany


Educational Psychology

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  • BAM! - Combined BA in Psychology and MEd in Educational Psychology

How did you become interested in the field of education? The Educational Psychology BAM Program?
I heard about the field of educational psychology for the first time during my undergraduate studies and was immediately intrigued. I have always loved coaching and teaching as well as psychology, so EDEP was the perfect mix of both.

How do you balance your schedule as a college student-athlete?
The most important thing is being organized, having good time management, and communicating well with your professors. All of my instructors have been extremely helpful and accommodating when I am traveling and have helped me stay on track with my class work.

How has the COE program impacted or benefited your career path?
Before I started in the COE program, I was unsure of what I wanted to do after college. EDEP helped me strengthen my passion for teaching.

Is there anyone in particular who inspired you to pursue a career in education?
I come from a family of teachers. My dad was a math and PE teacher and my mom is a French and English teacher. Both of my sisters are also teachers in PE, English, and French.

What are your future plans after your degree?
I am currently applying for the PhD program in Educational Psychology, so I hope to continue my studies in this field. Afterwards, I want to teach and apply everything I have learned about teaching, development, and learning in an educational setting.

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