Counseling and Educational Psychology

M.S.Ed. in Learning and Development Sciences-Human Development Track

Degree Requirements (36 cr.)

Human Development Requirements (15 cr.)

Five courses in human development form the core of this track. At least one has to be at the 600 level, and up to one course from another department may count toward the major if approved by your advisor. Courses within the department are selected from the following:

  • P513 Gerontology: Multidisciplinary Perspectives
  • P514 Life Span Development: Birth to Death
  • P515 Child Development•P516 Adolescent Development
  • P517 Adult Development and Aging
  • P518  Social Aspects of Aging
  • P521 Emerging Adulthood•P622 Social Development
  • P624 Brain Research Applied to Educational and Clinical Practice
  • P625 Family Processes and Child/Adolescent Development
  • P652 Family Transitions
  • P683 Developmental Epidemiology
Inquiry Methodology Requirements (9 cr.)

Select three courses from the approved Inquiry Course list:

Approved Inquiry Course List

Foundations Requirement (3 cr.)

This may be a course in the philosophy, sociology, history or anthropology of education or psychology. Typically, an H-prefixed education course is used to fulfill this requirement, or an alternative agreed to by the advisor. Other acceptable courses include P601: Educational and Historical Foundations of Psychology.

Elective Requirements (9 cr.)

Other relevant courses, to bring total hours to a minimum of 36. Elective courses must contribute to the integrity of the student's program and must be approved by a program advisor.

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