M.Ed in Educational Psychology with an emphasis in Creativity & Cognition
The EPSY master’s program emphasizing Creativity & Cognition is a 36-hour program, offered online, is focused on increasing one’s understanding of creative thinking and learning. The program of study is designed to encourage the personal creativity of professionals and provide them with knowledge and skills to foster creativity and effective learning in others.
This program curriculum will build an:
- Understanding of how research impacts one’s area of interest
- Awareness of ways creative thinking can provide a competitive advantage in problem-solving
- Deeper understanding of learning and instruction
JULY 1* (FALL)
*Program has alternate admission deadline of July 1. Note applications submitted for earlier deadline receive priority for admission. To be admitted, you must apply to the department of Educational Psychology and Texas A&M University.How to Apply
Degree: Master’s in Educational Psychology with Emphasis in Creativity & Cognition
Degrees Offered: M.Ed., M.S.
Credit Hours: 36 hours
*Select College of Education and update credit hours
EPSY 602 Educational Psychology (Liew – Fall, Juntune – Spring)
EPSY 622 Measurement & Evaluation
EPSY 624 Creative Thinking – Fall
EPSY 636 Techniques of Research
EPSY 645 Creative Genius – Spring
EPSY 673 Theories of Learning (Juntune -Summer)
EPSY 685-700 Directed Studies: “Pro” / “Con” Research Paper (3 Hrs) Part of your final 6 hours
EPSY 685-701 Directed Studies: Portfolio of Applications (3 Hrs) Part of your final 5 credits
SUGGESTED ELECTIVE COURSES: 12 HOURS
EPSY 431 Personal Creativity & Giftedness (Summer Semester)
EPSY 432 Creative Problem Solving (Fall Semester)
EPSY 433 Lateral Thinking (Spring Semester)
EPSY 679 Research on Teacher Effectiveness
EDCI 638 Trends in Curriculum and Instruction
EDCI 673 Analysis of Teaching Behavior (Rackley)
EDCI 677 Strategies for Teaching in a Culturally Pluralistic Society
EDTC 608 Online Course Design
EDTC 613 Integrating Technology in Learning Environments
EDTC 631 Educational Video
EDTC 641 Educational Game Design
RDNG 612 Children’s Literature & Literacy
RDNG 613 Multicultural Children’s Literature & Literacy
*Please contact Dr. Joyce Juntune for more details about the online Master’s in Cognition & Creativity focus.
Master’s Frequently Asked Questions
Is supervision of experience requirements offered?
It is the responsibility of students to independently seek out supervision opportunities. TAMU does not provide supervision for practicum hours.
Statement of Purpose Essay – Apply Texas
All applicants must complete the Apply Texas Essay, Statement of Purpose and explain the following:
- Why you applied to this program
- Academic background and training
- Potential for graduate study
- Research experience
- Other relevant professional experiences
I want/need a Graduate Assistantship/Fellowship – how do I apply?
Please note that we cannot guarantee any financial assistance to any student. We will contact all admitted students about the process for applying for all available assistantships. This is a separate process from applying for admission. The department and programs will choose students to be nominated for Graduate Diversity or Graduate Merit fellowships. These fellowships are only open to U.S. citizens. Please do not ask to be nominated for one of these fellowships as the program will determine which students are competitive for these awards.
Can I send supplemental materials?
You can send us anything you like, and will keep them in our application file. However, we will not upload these items to your file. If you want items such as a professional paper or resume included for review, you need to upload these items to the application as we cannot upload them on your behalf.
If I already have letters from my recommenders can I send those in?
Yes, we will accept the paper letters, however we strongly prefer the electronic format provided as part of the online application, once you complete the Apply Texas Application through applicant.tamu.edu portal. If you have paper letters they must be sent directly to the admissions office in a signed and sealed envelope. Letters not received in a signed envelope will not be accepted. Letters can be mailed to:
(U.S. Postal Service)
Graduate Admissions Processing
Office of Admissions
Texas A&M University
P.O. Box 40001
College Station, TX 77842-4001
Please make sure that you submit a Document ID Sheet along with any additional documents you submit.
Is there a form for completing letters of recommendation?
Yes, this is part of the
applicant.tamu.edu portal. There is an electronic form so you will need to type in the recommender’s email address and send it to them. You may want to contact the recommender to let them know the form will be coming electronically.
What are the typical program costs?
The following website can help you estimate the cost of the program, including current costs of tuition and fees: Click here for the cost of attendance estimator
Please note, you must update the program hours.
Can you guide me through the application process?
I live out of state. Do you accept out-of-state applicants?
Yes, we accept in-state and out-of-state applicants.
Is there any opportunity for financial assistance?
Yes, there are opportunities for financial assistance through the following departments: Office of Graduate Studies Financial Aid