Degree and Certificate Programs

Master of Science in Education Degree

Learning and Developmental Sciences

Program Office: IUB, Education 4000, (812) 856-8300.

This is a Bloomington program with some course work offered at Indianapolis. Graduates of the master's program enter positions in research agencies and consulting firms, public schools, foundations, industries, state education departments, or the military. Many master's students continue on to doctoral study.

In addition to meeting the standard School of Education admission requirements, students interested in pursuing a master's degree in learning and developmental sciences/educational psychology must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 in their last 60 credit hours of undergraduate course work.

A program planning form is available in the department office. Each student must choose a learning and developmental sciences/educational psychology faculty member as an advisor or be assigned one. The master's program in educational psychology offers three tracks: an educational psychology track, a learning sciences track, and an inquiry track. Each requires 36 credit hours.

I.    Psychology (9-12 cr.)

Courses are selected from one or more of the subareas of psychological studies, which include human development, learning sciences, educational psychology, and personality and social psychology (e.g., P510,P513, P514, P515, P516, P517, P518, P525, P540, P544, P545, P550, P566, P570, P571, P572, P573, P574, P590, P600, P622, P623, P624, P625, P640, P650, P674, P690). Students in the educational psychology or learning sciences tracks must take 12 credit hours of course work in this category.

II.   Inquiry (9-12 cr.)

Courses are selected from one or more of the following inquiry areas: statistics, measurement, evaluation, and qualitative or quantitative inquiry methodology (e.g., P501, P591, Y502, Y520, Y527, Y530, Y535, Y590, Y603, Y604, Y611, Y617, Y635). Students in the inquiry track must take 12 credit hours of course work in this category.

III. Educational Foundations (3 cr.)

Many foundations courses in education have an "H" prefix (e.g., history, philosophy, sociology, and anthropology of education).

IV. Curriculum (3 cr.)

Curriculum theory courses have a "J" prefix, and methods courses may have several different prefixes, but are usually found in Curriculum and Instruction program areas.

V.   Electives (12 cr.)

9 credit hours, including those in III and IV (above) must be taken outside of Learning and Developmental Sciences/Educational Psychology. Elective courses must contribute to the integrity of student programs and must be approved by a program advisor.

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