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Academics

Undergraduate Degrees

The Department of Educational Psychology offers an undergraduate degree in Special Education.

Minors

  • Disability Studies Minor – This interdisciplinary minor offers a broad liberal arts approach to the study of disability, providing students with knowledge of the historical, social, artistic, literary, legal, educational, philosophical, and political framing of disability. 

  • Educational Technology Minor – designed for students who are interested in the design and integration of technology/media for teaching and learning in both K12 and non-K12 environments. This minor is also designed for students interested in instructional design for industry, higher education, government and other non-K12 education and training.

  • Special Education Minor – Gain knowledge of special education including courses in behavior management, career and life span education, assessment and overview of exceptionalities. Practicum and student teaching experiences are not required (non-licensure minor). Open to all university students except Special Education majors.

Undergraduate Certificate

  • Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) Certificate - develop a broad and updated knowledge base in current research & trends, methods for classroom instruction, understanding and developing approaches to social-emotional and communicative skills, and methods for behavior support & intervention.

Combined Degree

The department also offers one program jointly with the Department of Family Science and Social Work:

Graduate Degrees

  • Master of Education (M.Ed.) program in Educational Psychology - students can choose a psychological focus or an educational focus. Full-time students can typically complete the program in 18-24 months; part-time students in two to three years.

  • Master’s/Educational Specialist Program in School Psychology - two years of full-time study followed by one full-time salaried internship in a cooperating school district.

  • Master of Educational Technology (M.Ed.) - this online program is for K12 teachers with licensure seeking expertise in the design, development and integration of technology and educational media for teaching and learning.  Embedded within this program is the Computer/Technology Endorsement.  This 30 hour online program can be completed in one year.

  • Master of Instructional Design and Technology (M.A.) - this online program focuses on the design, development, integration and assessment of instructional design, educational technology and instructional media in both traditional and eLearning environments.  This MA is for those seeking to work as instructional designers in business, industry, government, military, higher education, etc. The 30 hour online program can be completed in one year.

  • Special Education Online Hybrid Program - participating teachers earn 24 credits, which in combination with a current Ohio teaching license and passage of Praxis II in special education meet Ohio’s requirements* for licensure. (Ohio requires special educators to have a minimum of 12 credits of reading; this program provides 6, some participants may need additional reading credits.)

Graduate Certificates and Endorsements

  • Computer/Technology Endorsement - this six course endorsement sequence is for K12 teachers with licensure seeking expertise in educational technology and who desire to become educational technology leaders in their schools and districts. These six courses may also be applied to the 10 course M.Ed. Program in Educational Technology.

  • Graduate Certificate for Instructional Design & Educational Technology - K12 educators and those seeking to enhance their knowledge of instructional design (traditional and eLearning) develop expertise in the design, integration and assessment in this online four course program. These four courses can also be applied to the M.Ed. graduate program in Educational Technology or the M.A. program in Instructional Design & Technology.

  • Assessment and Evaluation: Graduate Certificate for Professional Development - educators and other professionals develop in-depth expertise in real-world application of education evaluation, including testing. The three-course program can be completed in one year and successful participants earn formal recognition for their expertise.

  • Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) Graduate Certificate - develop a broad and updated knowledge base in current research & trends, methods for classroom instruction, understanding and developing approaches to social-emotional and communicative skills, and methods for behavior support & intervention.

  • Human Brain and Learning Certificate - The graduate school, in conjunction with Departments of Educational Psychology and Psychology offers a certificate program in The Human Brain & Learning. This certificate program is available to master's and doctoral candidates in any field of study across the university. Its purpose is to enhance a disciplinary graduate degree with specialization in human cognition, learning, and development. The program provides intensive study of a variety of cognitive neuroscience, development, learning theories and research methodologies with a focus on EEG. Courses stress interaction between theory and practice through research with connections to human learning and development.

  • Quantitative Data Analysis in Education and the Social Sciences Certificate - intended to provide knowledge in statistics and practical skills to conduct both simple and sophisticated statistical analyses in the fields of social sciences and business. Students will be able to identify and utilize appropriate statistical procedures for problems in social sciences and business, and to correctly interpret and report the findings from the results of the statistical analyses.