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Kaplan University’s Master of Science in Educational Psychology teaches you how to build, implement, and evaluate instructional regimens that are both competitive and educationally effective. You’ll receive training in the latest instructional techniques, technologies, educational trends, and learning behaviors.
Whether you are interested in pursuing a new career or an advanced position, a master’s degree from Kaplan University could help you keep pace with the fascinating field of educational psychology.*
Note: This program is closed to students residing in Arkansas, Illinois, Kentucky, Missouri, and Wisconsin due to state department of education regulations.
The Master of Science in Educational Psychology is designed to help you develop competencies to evaluate and recommend improvements in educational programs, student learning, and instruction in many settings from K-12 to universities to corporate and government environments. It is not focused on the clinical practice of school psychologists and does not lead to licensure or certification.
Our graduates have the potential to seek careers in all types of environments that hire program evaluators, educational program administrators, or operations research analysts. Students are exposed to, and collaborate with, diverse faculty from the School of Graduate Education – Teacher Education and Higher Education Divisions and the School of Arts and Sciences - Graduate Psychology Department.
Faculty members who are practicing professionals in the field will guide you as you:
Earning a Master of Science in Educational Psychology could be an asset to anyone interested in pursuing a career as an educational administrator, program evaluator, or operations research analyst in educational, instructional, or governmental institutions.*
Kaplan University offers multiple start dates, giving you greater flexibility with your education, life, and work schedules.
Online Start Date
Feb 26, 2014
Online Start Date
May 14, 2014
Online Start Date
Jul 30, 2014
course introduces students to prominent research-based theories of learning and
examines the impact of these theories on students, learning and motivation,
teaching, and assessment. Students critically evaluate opposing sides of
current issues in educational psychology and articulate and defend personal positions
on these issues.
Total Program Credits: 52
Students enrolled in the Master of Science in Educational Psychology must change to the 6-week calendar track upon completion of all 10-week track psychology coursework.
This course explores the various issues of student diversity and challenges students to examine and define their own educational experiences with regard to culture and ethnicity, socioeconomic class, race, gender, religion, language, learning style, and exceptionality. Particular emphasis will be placed on the practical implications of diversity issues in classroom practice.
This course presents an in-depth overview of typical quantitative research designs, methods, data collection tools, and data analysis and reporting used in assessment and evaluation. It focuses on the research process related to assessment and evaluation and the basic skills required to plan, conduct, analyze, report, and evaluate research with a quantitative design. Detailed procedures associated with quantitative research, including experimental, quasi-experimental, survey, and correlational designs, are examined. Practical limitations of quantitative designs in assessment and evaluation and the role of quantitative research in mixed-method approaches are considered.
This practitioner-oriented course is designed for students to explore different methodologies, designs, and tools used in educational research. Students will examine ethical standards for conducting research and write an applied research proposal on an approved topic in the field of education or instructional design and technology. Other learning activities include examining data analysis techniques, completing the institutional review board certification, and critically analyzing readings and examples of research related to K–12, higher education, military, corporate, and nonprofit organizations.
This course examines human development through
the life span from birth to adulthood, concluding with issues
surrounding death and dying. The student will use case studies to
examine biological, social, and cognitive changes at each stage
of life and their relevance to clinical, educational, and social
problems. Students also evaluate the major psychosocial issues
and conflicts that arise, and identify individual and social
needs at each stage of development.
This course provides an overview of some of
the major concepts and issues in learning theory. Students will
examine the scientific study of how learning is acquired,
maintained, and adapted. Emphasis is placed on behavioral,
social, cognitive, affective, and motivational factors in human
learning. Students are assisted in interpreting available
empirical research and in thinking critically about the ethical
application of that research.
This course provides an introduction to major
concepts and issues in the field of neuropsychology, including
methodological and research issues. Students will explore the
major components of neuroanatomy and the assessment and diagnosis
of neuropsychological syndromes. Students will also examine
ethical, legal, and forensic issues in the research and
application of neuropsychology.
This course surveys the major concepts and
issues in cognitive psychology. Topics include the scientific
study of mind and mental functions including attention, memory,
perception, problem solving, language, imagery and
categorization, and human consciousness. Students will interpret
available empirical research and use critical thinking to apply
Total Program Credits: 52
This course introduces philosophical
viewpoints that can affect new teachers' priorities and strategy
choices in their practice. This course will also provide a
historical perspective of how public education has become a
democratic right in the United States. Candidates will compare
and contrast philosophical theories that have driven pedagogy
over the past two centuries. Candidates will also evaluate
current research in their quest to develop as reflective and
creative practitioners in the twenty-first century
Specialization—General Education Psychology
Total Program Credits: 52
Specialization courses are completed within the open electives requirement of the degree plan.
course is an in-depth review of theoretical principles, concepts, and research
findings on learning and education, with an emphasis on application to
educational practices. Learning strategies
for child, adolescent, and adult learners
are reviewed. Students will explore additional concepts of learning including motivation and intelligence theories, learning styles, and
technology-mediated learning. Case studies, problem-solving strategies,
collaborative learning, emergent technologies, and distance-learning techniques
are discussed and modeled throughout the course.
This course examines the theoretical and
conceptual framework of psychological testing, measurement, and
assessment. Students learn about psychological test construction
and psychometrics, and survey specific assessments and tools
related to intelligence, education, personality, and clinical
situations. Students also explore the uses and limitations of
psychological testing and assessment, as well as ethical issues
involved in the administration and interpretation of
psychological testing and assessment results.
PS 504, or IX 540 and enrollment in the Master of Science in Educational Psychology
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Kaplan University Learning Center students will only complete a portion of this program on site. You will need to complete at least 50% of the program requirements online, or through transfer credit awarded via prior learning assessment. If you have any questions about these requirements, please speak with an admissions advisor.
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