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2012-2013 CU Denver Catalog 
    
2012-2013 CU Denver Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Educational Psychology MA


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Office: Lawrence Street Center, 701
Telephone: 303-315-6300
Fax: 303-315-6311
E-mail: education@ucdenver.edu
Website: www.ucdenver.edu/education

Faculty

Information about educational psychology faculty is available online at www.ucdenver.edu/education.

Master’s Degree

The MA program in educational psychology prepares students to facilitate the teaching/learning process. Thus, many students pursue the degree to enhance their skills as professional classroom teachers. The degree also provides skills necessary for a variety of roles where knowledge of learning, development, motivation, and research is essential; examples would include teaching at the community college level, teaching adults and conducting program evaluation. Other students seek the MA as preparation for advanced study in educational psychology.

Note, too, that many students in the school’s initial professional teacher education program—as well as interns in the alternative teacher licensure programs conducted by the Stanley British Primary School, the Boulder Journey School and Friends’ School—also seek the MA degree in the Division of Educational Psychology.

Areas of Study

Four major areas of concentration are available—human learning, human development, research and evaluation and assessment. Regardless of the concentration area selected, all students must:

  • take 9 semester hours of core courses required by the School of Education & Human Development
  • demonstrate competence in educational psychology by successfully completing a minimum of 36 semester hours of relevant course work (9 of which are the core)
  • complete either a master’s thesis (4 semester hours, MA Plan I) or an independent study project (3 to 4 semester hours, MA Plan II), the latter involving the collection of data bearing on a given problem and its analysis and interpretation in writing
  • perform satisfactorily on a written comprehensive examination (typically during the last term enrolled in regular courses)
  • complete the degree on a timely basis, usually within three years

To stay current with the needs of a changing industry, faculty in the educational psychology program may choose to change curriculum requirements at semester for incoming students to the program.

Research and Evaluation Methodology

Office: Lawrence Street Center, 701
Telephone: 303-315-6300
Fax:303-315-6311
E-mail: education@ucdenver.edu
Web site: www.ucdenver.edu/education

Faculty

To find information about faculty in this program visit www.ucdenver.edu/education.

Emphasis Track

There is a REM emphasis track within the educational psychology master’s degree program; students can select either an evaluation/data analysis focus or an assessment focus. This area also provides classes to all education graduate programs, offering courses in research methods, evaluation, statistics, analysis, assessment and measurement.

To stay current with the needs of a changing industry, faculty in the educational psychology program may choose to change curriculum requirements at semester for incoming students to the program.

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