The Educational Psychology program consists of a minimum of 70 credit hours and requires 8 semesters to complete. Students in the Educational Psychology program participate in a mentorship model and become part of a faculty member’s research team. Every student has the opportunity to engage in both teaching and research experiences.
Core Requirement (3 credit hours)
- EEX 7743: Philosophies of Inquiry (3 credit hours)
Educational Psychology Concentration Requirements (30 hours minimum)
- EDF 7357: Applications of Developmental Theories (4 credit hours)
- EDF 7138: Adolescent Development (4 credit hours)
- EDF 7145: Cognitive Issues in Instruction (4 credit hours)
- EDF 7265: Psychology of Oral and Written Language Development (4 credit hours)
- EDF 7359: Resilience in Human Development (4 credit hours)
- EDF 7947: Research Practicum (1 credit hour each, taken four times)
- EDF 7930: Professional Seminar (1 credit hour each, taken four times)
- EDF 7946: Supervised Experience in College Teaching (1 credit hour)
Cognate Area (12 hours minimum)
A cognate provides specialized knowledge in another discipline. The intention is to provide students with a broad but closely related understanding of a topical interest, so they can use information from one field to combine the points of view into new knowledge and engage in interdisciplinary scholarship and research. Students typically choose a cognate during their first year in the program.
To complete a cognate in Educational Psychology, doctoral students need to complete a minimum of 12 semester hours of coursework at the 7000 level. Possible cognates for students to participate in include: Reading, Special Education, Elementary Education, Early Childhood Education, Educational Leadership, Measurement/Evaluation, or various Secondary Education subject areas (e.g., English, Science, Social Studies).
Access the Educational Psychology Graduate Handbook
For additional information, please contact:
Dr. Sarah Kiefer,
Associate Professor and Coordinator
Educational Psychology Program Area