Masters in Education & Training

Educational Psychology

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Educational psychology, or the study of education, is the discipline that focuses on understanding how human beings acquire knowledge and how they are shaped by learning environment. Professionals in the field study cognitive, behavioural, developmental, social, and emotional factors that influence the ability to learn, in order to improve educational practice for children, adults and people with special learning needs.

Educational psychology is closely related to field of psychology, but programmes can be usually found in departments of education at universities. Education psychology is also connected to neuroscience, while recent theories including topics from the field of social sciences.

Programmes can usually be found at the doctorate level, but some universities also offer Master's degrees in educational psychology. Courses use methods such as testing and measurement to find ways to enhance educational activities. Curriculums study topics such as instructional design, human development, classroom management, assessment, supportive learning technologies for various types of students.

Researchers may focus on one or more area of interest such as: basic processes of development, parenting, social networks, development of aggression, emotional and academic self-regulation, play interests, creativity, gerontology, and more.

Graduates may find work as faculty members, researchers, consultants, instructional software developers, test developers, educational programme managers, and other positions in firms, foundations, public schools, state and federal education departments, and the military.

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Suggested Masters in Educational Psychology

Preparation Course Unified Early Childhood Studies

ESLI partners with universities in the U.S. and Canada to offer students premiere language instruction and university preparation in order to achieve full admission to their field of study.  ESLI partner universities offer conditional admission to students which means that students who complete the ESLI language program do not have to take the TOEFL or IELTS exam.

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Pre-Master Graduate Pathway in Educational Psychology

INTO George Mason University’s Graduate Pathway in Educational Psychology will prepare you to enter the second year of a Master of Science in Educational Psychology with concentrations in Learning, Cognition, and Motivation or Assessment, Evaluation, and Testing at George Mason University.

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Postgraduate Certificate Autism

Gain a critical, theoretical and practical understanding of the diverse learning requirements of pupils and students who identify with the wide spectrum of autism. Develop a critical understanding of autism, relevant legislation, education policy and interventions. The Autism PgCert is offered at London South Bank University.

United Kingdom