Frequently Asked Questions
Since teachers are challenged with engaging a diverse group of students, educational psychology helps to break down the learning process and identify effective strategies for conductive learning.
It allows teachers to guide students on an individual level using lesson plans and learning media that fits the needs of the students.
The main difference between school psychology and educational psychology is school psychologists often work one-on-one with students with learning or behavioral challenges.
Educational psychologists will focus on studying the overall learning processes in a classroom and may be consultants or researchers.
The certification requirements for school psychology and educational psychology are different, although theses certification pathways can overlap.
If you are looking to become a school psychologist, you should find a program specifically designed for this certification pathway, such as the M.S. in School Psychology Program at Saint Rose.
Educational Psychology Handbook
Available as a PDF, read the guide for important information about the mission of our program, course requirements, online degree and other general information.
- MSEd, Educational Psychology, 2016—The College of Saint Rose
- High school English Teacher and Head Teacher, China
A Chinese native, Yan’s interest went beyond simply teaching English, to building real cross-cultural understanding—not only how to read, write and speak in another language, but how to listen. Thanks to a generous scholarship and the hands-on education she got at Saint Rose—in particular the applied independent research she did with her faculty advisor—Yan now teaches communication skills and acts as advisor to her own students, in and outside the classroom.