Catalog 2010-2012

Educational Psychology

This major is designed for 1) students planning further graduate studies in educational or school psychology; 2) persons with work experience as teachers, instructors or trainers in schools, business, or human service agencies who are seeking further professional development.

Students interested in this program must submit a completed Application for Admission to Graduate Study and should contact the Department of Educational Psychology and Foundations for any other admission requirements.  Graduate information and application for graduate admission can be found at

The Graduate Record Examination (General Test) is required for admission to the program.

This major is available on the thesis and non-thesis options. A minimum of 36 semester hours is required for the thesis option and a minimum of 33 semester hours for the non-thesis option. A minimum of 15 hours 200/6000-level course work is required for the thesis option. A minimum of 12 hours 200/6000-level course work is required for the non-thesis option.


Required professional core:

  Educational Psychology: 200:214.....3 hours

  Measurement and Research: 250:205.....3 hours

  Educational Psychology: 200:140 or Social Foundations: 260:234 (as approved by advisor).....3 hours

Educational Psychology emphasis: completion of at least 15 hours (advisor approved) in one of the three emphases listed below.....15 hours

Professional studies.....3 or 6 hours

  Thesis option: 6 hrs. of 200:299.

  Non-thesis option: 3 hrs. from 200:285, 200:290, 200:299.

Electives: a minimum of 6 hours......6 hours

  Electives will be selected in consultation with advisor and require approval of the graduate coordinator.

Thesis option.....36 hours

Non-thesis option.....33 hours


Development and Learning Emphasis:

Educational Psychology: 200:235 or (200:116 and 200:285, 1 hr.); 200:224; and 6 hours approved by department.

Measurement and Research: 250:180.


Research and Evaluation Emphasis:

Measurement and Research: 250:180; 250:181; 250:281; 3 hours in Development and Learning Emphasis; and one course from the following: 190:305, 250:270, 250:300, 250:301.


Context and Techniques of Assessment Emphasis:

Choose 15 hours from the following courses:

  Educational Psychology: 200:240, 200:280, 200:286, 200:289.

  Special Education: 220:260.

  Measurement and Research: 250:281, 250:282, 250:283, 250:284.