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Educational Psychology

Why Choose Saint Rose for a Masters in Educational Psychology?

If you aspire to motivate students in your classroom, promote cultural understanding, or research educational theories and practices, a Masters in Educational Psychology from Saint Rose can open these opportunities for you. Individuals from varied backgrounds and with diverse career plans enter our program. Our flexible program may lead to professional teacher certification but is also appropriate for non-education backgrounds.

Program Highlights

The Masters in Educational Psychology program, which leads to a Master of Science in Education degree, provides a solid foundation in the psychology of cognitive processes and human behavior as they affect individuals across the life span within a variety of learning and educational contexts.

Graduates leave our program with skills that allow them to critique any instructional situation and develop strategies, based on theory, that will help to create the optimal learning environment for the given learners. Students are challenged to become independent thinkers, to value their roles as professionals and to become contributing members of the larger community.

Students choose from one of three schemes that lead to the degree:

  1. General Scheme: designed for students who seek a broad understanding of educational psychology and its application to diverse contexts
  2. Research Scheme: preferred by students – often aiming for their Ph.D. in Educational Psychology – who will be conducting empirical research in their careers
  3. School Psychology Scheme: open only to those who have been admitted into the Certificate of Advanced Study in School Psychology

Requirements and Course Descriptions

Degree Learning Objectives

Learning Objectives

The Master in Education Psychology degree program offers three schemes that students can choose from: General, Research, and School Psychology. A general set of program goals guides the experience of all students enrolled in the program. These general objectives are aligned with the Thelma P. Lally School of Education Professional Education Candidate Learning Outcomes as follow:

  • To instill knowledge of major theories of human development, learning, and motivation, as well as opportunities to apply this knowledge
  • To further awareness and appreciation of individual and cultural differences and how the knowledge of these differences can be used to optimize learning and development
  • To develop understanding of proper and ethical use of measurement and assessment to guide decision-making and practice
  • To provide knowledge and skills to access, critique, conduct, and report educational and psychological research in an ethical manner in order to enhance professional practices
  • To develop critical thinking skills by providing opportunities to articulate, both orally and in writing, how theories and principles can be applied to practice