Educational Psychology- Master of Education, Certificates

For information, contact:
Department Chair
Department of Educational Psychology
201 McGuffey, 513-529-6621
www.MiamiOH.edu/edp

This master’s program has two foci: an educational focus and a psychological focus. The educational focus is for students who already have certification/licensure in a teaching area and who wish to obtain greater depth of understanding of educational issues and teaching practice. The psychological focus does not require previous licensure.

The educational focus is for persons who already possess an educational certificate/license in any content or special field and who desire to deepen and broaden their understanding and performance in areas related to education and learning methodology. They will take a sequence of courses in educational psychology and in curriculum and teaching practice. The total program requires 30 semester hours (15 hours in the core requirements and 15 in the emphasis area). The 15 credit hour educational focus sequence will be designed with advisor approval.

The psychological focus includes two options: a human development, learning, and family studies option and a general option. The option in human development, learning, and family studies allows students to focus in-depth on interdisciplinary study related to applied human development, learning, and family issues. This program requires 30 semester hours (15 hours in the core requirements and 15 in the emphasis area). In the general option, students may focus on educational measurement and research or other relevant areas. This program requires 30 semester hours (15 hours in the core requirements and 15 hours in the option electives).

Admission Requirements

Admission to the educational psychology master’s degree program requires:

  1. acceptance by the Graduate School,
  2. acceptable score on the Graduate Record Examination (GRE),
  3. three letters of recommendation, and
  4. a brief essay on a topic pertinent to your professional reasons for pursuing the degree.

To apply for the Master of Education, Educational Psychology degree program, go to the graduate school application portal found on the graduate school page via the link below http://miamiOH.edu/graduate-studies/admission/index.html.

Complete the application, then upload the required program materials listed here. Once you are admitted, you will be required to mail an official transcript to the graduate school at:

Graduate School
Miami University
501 E. High Street
Room 102 Roudebush Hall
Oxford, OH 45056

Program Requirements

This program requires 30 semester hours (15 hours in core requirements and 15 hours in electives). A culminating research project is completed with each option.

Educational Psychology Core (for all options)

(15 semester hours)

Educational Psychology Core
EDP 601Advanced Educational Psychology3
EDP 651Educational Research3
EDP 652Educational Research Practicum3
EHS 667Behavior Statistics3
or EHS 668 Behavior Statistics II
Select one of the following:3
Foundations of Multi-Cultural Education
Theories of Human Learning
Educational Measurement and Evaluation
Instructional Design Theory and Models
Theories of Human Development
Education of Individuals with Exceptionalities
Family Policy and Law
Advanced Survey of Family Science
Focus
Select a focus15
Total Credit Hours30

Educational Focus

This focus is for persons who already possess an educational certificate/license in any field and who desire to deepen and broaden their understanding and performance in areas related to education. They will take a 15 credit sequence of courses that may include the following:

EDP 603Theories of Human Learning3
Curriculum and Teaching Practice Courses from EDL, EDT, EDP or other educationally focused departments. Planned with your advisor.12
Total Credit Hours15

Psychological Focus

The psychological focus includes two options: a human development, learning, and family studies option and a general option.   

Human Development, Learning, and Family Studies Option of the Psychological Focus

The option in human development, learning, and family studies allows students to focus in-depth on interdisciplinary study related to applied human development, learning, and family issues. This program requires 30 semester hours (15 hours in the core requirements and 15 in the emphasis area).

EDP 603Theories of Human Learning3
or FSW/GTY 566 Interpersonal Perspectives on Adulthood and Aging
or FSW 562 Family Policy and Law
EDP 635Theories of Human Development3
FSW 595Advanced Survey of Family Science3
or FSW 575 Family Theories
Select six hours of the following:6
Family-Community-School Partnerships
Social, Emotional, and Behavioral Assessment
Qualitative Research in Educational Psychology
Seminar in Educational Psychology
The Family Life Education Process
Family Violence
Adolescent Development in Diverse Families: Ages 13-25
Qualitative Methods in Family Research
Total Credit Hours15
Undergraduate/Graduate Program Option (4 + 1)

The Human Development, Learning, and Family Studies Option is also available as a 4+1 program. For Information on the details of that program, contact the Department of Family Studies and Social Work. 

General Option of the Psychological Focus

A focus area, such as educational measurement and evaluation, applied statistics, human brain and learning, dynamics of group processes, or early childhood education, may be selected. You may also take a wide range of course work rather than concentrating in an area. This program requires 30 semester hours (15 hours in core requirements and 15 hours in electives). It is planned with your advisor.

EPIC Program Option

For students from China, there is also an option to take course work to transfer into the master’s program. For further information about this program, contact the Department of Educational Psychology.

Graduate Certificate in Assessment and Evaluation

The Graduate Certificate for Professional Development: Assessment and Evaluation is built using a unique sequence of three courses to develop in-depth expertise in real-world application of evaluation in education, health sciences, market research, and psychology. Students will develop skills in Program Evaluation as well in the computation and interpretation of outcome measures. The certificate provides a coherent set of three graduate-level courses as well as a way for participants to earn formal recognition for their expertise.

EDP 607Educational Measurement and Evaluation3
EDP 655Theory and Problems in Educational Measurement3
EDP 690Seminar in Educational Psychology3
Total Credit Hours9

Graduate Certificate in Human Brain and Learning

This certificate program is available to masters and doctoral candidates in any field of study across the university. Its purpose is to enhance a disciplinary graduate degree with specialization in human neuroscience, learning, and development. The program provides intensive study of a variety of neuroscientific, development, and learning theories and research methodologies with a focus on EEG. Courses stress interaction between theory and practice through research with connections to human learning and development. It is offered in collaboration with the Dept. of Psychology.

Select the following:
EDP 603Theories of Human Learning3
PSY 620Seminar in Experimental Psychology3
Select one of the following:3
Cognitive Neuroscience
Neurobiology of Learning
Advanced Cognitive Processes
Seminar in Social Psychology
Select one of the following:3
Theories of Human Development
Advanced Educational Psychology
Seminar in Educational Psychology
Total Credit Hours12

Graduate Certificate in Quantitative Data Analysis in Education and Social Sciences

The Quantitative Data Analysis in Social Science Certificate is intended to provide knowledge in statistics and practical skills to conduct both simple and sophisticated statistical analyses in the fields of education, social sciences, and business. Students will be able to identify and utilize appropriate statistical procedures for problems in education, social sciences and business, and to correctly interpret and report the findings from the results of the statistical analyses.

Select the following:
EDP/EHS 667Behavioral Statistics I3
or EHS 668 Behavior Statistics II
EDP 688SPSS Series I3
EDP 689SPSS Series II3
Total Credit Hours9