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Overview | Curriculum | Careers

The Master’s degree in Educational Psychology prepares you to apply psychology in educational settings and conduct research in education. It is a versatile, degree for all educators, including teachers, administrators or educational researchers.  The degree does not lead to certification in any area but allows students to specialize in the application of psychology in educational settings by examining theoretical and applied aspects of learning and cognition, human development, motivation, human personality, and other psychological principles.

Curriculum

Core Courses:
Department of Teaching and Learning: 21 credits
Take all of the following courses (all are availale online):

Course # Course Title Credits
EDF 6229 Educational Psychology 3
EDF 6142 Thinking Processes and Styles in the Classroom 3
EDF 6113 Human Development: Applications for Education 3
EDF 6339 Concepts of Self 3
EDP 6944 Field Project in Educational Psychology 3
EDF 6126 Child Development in Educational Psychology 3
EDF 6138 Adolescence and Young Adulthood in Educational Psychology 3

 

Department of Educational Leadership: 6 credits
Take both of the following courses (both are availale online):

STA 6113 Educational Statistics (should be taken prior to or concurrently with EDF 6481) 3
EDF 6138 Educational Research (prerequisite or co-reuisite: STA 6113) 3

 

Elective Courses: 9 credits

Choose three of the following pre-approved 3-credit courses or other electives as approved by student’s assigned faculty advisor. Most of the electives listed below are not available in an online format, but many other appropriate graduate courses in the College of Education are available online.  Students should consult with their academic advisor before selecting any electives.

Pre-approved electives.

Course # Course Title Credits
DEP 6098 Seminar in Personality and Social Development 3
EDA 6415 Introduction to Qualitative Inquiry 3
EDE 6205 Curriculum: Elementary School 3
EDM 6235 Middle School Curriculum 3
ESE 6215 Senior High School Curriculum 3
EXE 6609 Seminar in Cognition 3
EDF 6905 Directed Independent Study 3
EDF 6971 Master’s Thesis 3

Sample Careers:                                               

  • University Settings: Professor (Requires a Doctoral Degree)
  • State/Community Colleges: Instruction
  • Consulting/Research & Evaluation: School Districts, Research Agencies, Industry, Military
  • Teaching (Requires certification separate from this degree)
  • Business: Training & Staff Development

Suggested Plan of Study:

MEd Ed Psych Suggested Course of Study PDF

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Degree Details
College College of Education
Degree type M. Ed.
*Cost per credit
- In State (FL) $369.82
- Out of State (FL) $1,024.81
Credits needed to graduate 36
* cost per credit and total cost are calculated using tuition per credit and associated fees for the current academic year. It does not include course materials, textbook expenses, and other potential expenses related to individual courses. See academic calendar for our quarter term schedule.
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Contact email address: fauonline@fauelearning.com

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