MEd In Educational Psychology

 

Program Objective

This program aims at studying the learning process and how they are affected by age, gender, social and environmental factors. The program will train students to be professionals in research, data collection, developing new tests, and observing teachers. It’s essential for educational psychologists to understand statistics and possess excellent analytical skills.

 

Career Prospects

Educational psychologists mainly work in school settings, but their work extends beyond the realm of education to include corporations, religious organizations and governmental institutions. Graduates of an educational psychology program may become educational psychologists who evaluate teaching methods and student behavior to help students who are struggling with the learning process or dealing with a mental disorder. In addition, they may work in academia, teaching and researching, or they may take administration or other leadership positions. Depending on the job, licensure or certification may be required. The career options listed below are some of the more common opportunities available to educational psychology graduates.

 

Course Description

EPY 650: Theories and Issues in Child Psychology

EPY 655: Human Development & Learning

EPY 660: Educational, Social & Career Guidance

EPY 665: Abnormal Psychology & Special Needs Education

 

 

 

EPY 650: Theories and Issues in Child Psychology

This course deals with the theoretical underpinnings of Child Psychology and its impact on later stages of life (adolescence and adulthood). The course highlights important issues that arise from childhood and how these affect the education of the child.

 

EPY 655: Human Development and Learning

A survey of human development from conception to old age emphasizing physical, intellectual, emotional, social and personality changes which occur during these periods. The course looks at these stages of development in relation to the various learning task and process.

 

EPY 660: Educational, Social & Career Guidance

An introduction of the general field of guidance and counseling, the relationship between guidance and counseling and an overview of counseling services that are offered in educational institutions.

 

EPY 665: Abnormal Psychology or Special Needs Education  

Study of the classification, etiology and description of behavior and psychological disorders, including the psychoneurosis, psychosis and psychosomatic conditions, various therapeutic approaches including surgical and convulsive drug and learning theory approaches as well as psychotherapy are also considered. The equally examines how pupils and students with special needs can best be educated, within the context of inclusive education.

 

In addition to the concentration courses, students are expected to do the following courses

EPY 693: Practicum

EPY 698: Research Thesis

 

EPY 693: Practicum 

An experimental skill building practicum with the intention of improving the candidates’ exposure to practical experiences in the field of his specialization will be supervised by a mentor.

 

EPY 698: Research Thesis 

An empirical or historical study of some educational problems in planning and administration with a well-documented report showing clearly how the problem has been defined, studies and concluded.

 

 

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