Educational Psychology: Emphasis in Cognition, Creativity, Instruction, & Development (M.Ed./M.S.)

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The EPSY master's program emphasizing Cognition, Creativity, Instruction, & Development prepares graduates who are educated consumers of educational research.  The program of study is designed to promote a deeper understanding of learning, human development, and basic research methods.

Masters students in CCID focus on how development, intelligence, and creativity affects:

  • What we learn
  • How we learn
  • How we can help people become more effective learners

M.Ed. Degree

M.Ed. graduates become educated consumers of educational research. This research utilizes the design, evaluation, and improvement of varied learning environments. Graduates become leaders in instructional settings.

M.S. Degree

M.S. graduate studies reflect an emphasis on research, culminating in a thesis. Students delve deeper into research methods, statistics, and areas related to their thesis topic. Graduates are well-positioned to pursue Ph.D. degrees.


Learning Science’s Masters students gain knowledge and develop skills in:

  • Learning and Cognition
  • Development
  • Instructional Design
  • Intelligence and Creativity
  • Measurement
  • Research Methods
  • Statistics

Core Curriculum

Course Course Title Credit Hours
EPSY 602 Educational Psychology 3
EPSY 622 Measurement and Evaluation in Education 3
EPSY 635 Educational Statistics 3
EPSY 636 Techniques of Research 3
EPSY 646 Issues in Child and Adolescent Development** 3
EPSY 647 Lifespan Development** 3
EPSY 673 Learning Theories 3
Elective Courses in RMS & CCID   14-18
Total Hours*   32-36

* University Minimum Credit Hour Requirement = 36 for M.Ed., 32 for M.S.

**Choose one of these Human Development courses.

Note: Core course requirements may be waived for students who have comparable previous coursework or demonstrate requisite knowledge and skills. Students who feel that they meet these criteria should consult with their advisor.