Cognition and Creativity, M.Ed.

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University rank #101 (ARWU) Online
The online Master's in Cognition & Creativity focus is a 36-hour program intended for professionals wanting to increase their knowledge and understanding on how creative and innovative thinking builds a competitive edge in learning.


The primary delivery system is online. Online formats vary by class, but may include the following: Blackboard, power point presentations (both written and with voice over), video lectures, assignments, group projects, bulletin boards, chat rooms, reading assignments and additional course materials. Digital resources such as electronic mail, facsimiles, and other distribution methods are used as appropriate.

The rigorous program offers practical application of creative and innovative thinking in K-12 classrooms. In lieu of an exam, students compile a professional portfolio documenting implementations of concepts covered during their coursework. This portfolio can be used in seeking career advancement and provide a basis for assisting other educational professionals with integrating creative and innovative thinking into our schools.

EPSY strives to promote and maintain collaborative teaching and research activity within the department and across the College and University. The 1977 Strategic Plan established a four-fold plan for the college in the areas of international activity, diversity, technology and high impact research and instructional programs.

Programme Structure

Courses included:
  • Educational Psychology
  • Measurement & Evaluation
  • Creative Thinking
  • Techniques of Research
  • Theories of Learning
  • Special Topics in Creativity & Innovation
  • Personal Creativity & Giftedness
  • Creative Problem Solving
  • Lateral Thinking
  • Research on Teacher Effectiveness
  • Directed Studies
  • Trends in Curriculum and Instruction
  • Strategies for Teaching in a Culturally Pluralistic Society
  • Integrating Technology in Learning Environments
  • Educational Game Design
  • Instructional Applications of Computer Technologies
  • Special Topics – Design for Mobile Learning
  • Multicultural Children’s Literature & Literacy

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Deadline and start date Application deadline and start date were not specified by the programme.
  • Programme intensity Full-time
  • Credits
    36 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
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English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL – or Test OF English as a Foreign Language – offers a paper-based test (PBT). The final, overall PBT score ranges between 310 and 677, and is based on an average taken from the three test components (listening, structure, and reading). The writing part of this test is scored separately on a scale of 0-6. Read more about TOEFL (PBT).

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).

Academic Requirements

The following application materials are required:
  • GPA of previous coursework (no minimum, but typically 3.0 or higher on last 60 credit hours)
  • GRE verbal and quantitative scores
  • Official GRE* scores, less than 5 years old, with the following exceptions:
  • Educational Technology Master’s, SPED Master’s and School Counseling Master’s programs
  • Letters of recommendation (electronic form on online application)
  • Biographical profile
  • Admissions interview (required by Counseling and School Psychology programs)
The Office of Graduate Admissions at Texas A&M requires the following to apply:
  • Completed and signed graduate application
  • Application fee of $50 ($90 for international applicants)
  • Official transcript from every higher education institution previously attended
  • Official GRE* scores, less than 5 years old, with the following exceptions:
  • Educational Technology Master’s, SPED Master’s and School Counseling Master’s programs
  • Official TOEFL scores, less than 2 years old (International Applicants; see OGS directions for waivers)

Getting a Student Visa

This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa! (Unless that chair you're sitting on is in a foreign country...)

Tuition Fee


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