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THE DEPARTMENT OF Educational Psychology


The Department of Educational Psychology (EPSY) is home to a variety of interrelated disciplines and degree options focused on human development and well-being in educational and community contexts. Our undergraduate programs prepare students to work with children and youth in a variety of community and school contexts. We also offer a range of professional master’s degrees geared towards professionals in schools, communities, and the corporate world. For those interested in doctoral studies we offer Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degrees in Educational Psychology, Counseling Psychology, and School Psychology.

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UNDERGRADUATE STUDIES

EPSY offers a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Interdisciplinary Studies and University Studies, with one of three focuses.

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Graduate Programs

The department of Educational Psychology offers a range of professional graduate degree programs.

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ONLINE EDUCATION

EPSY offers a wide variety of online programs and courses to many the diverse needs our students.

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Certificates

Undergraduate students have the opportunity to complete certificate programs while completing their degree requirements.

FROM OUR FORMER STUDENTS


“I came to the conclusion that being a special educator is less about whom you teach and more about what you teach.”

– Stephanie Haetchen ’12
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Master's in Educational Technology Emphasis in:

Learning Design & Technology (Online)

M.Ed. in Educational Technology (Online)


The online master’s degree in Educational & Technology with an emphasis in Learning Design & Technology prepares students to become instructional designers and technology leaders, using the potential of today’s technologies to design and develop effective, engaging instruction for a variety of audiences. Students develop a strong foundation in instructional design, learning theory, and innovative educational practices supported by technology.

Learning Design & Technology program prepares students to work in the fast-growing field of learning technologies as:

  • Instructional designers
  • Learning and performance specialists
  • Course developers
  • Trainers
  • Instructional media developers
  • Technology coordinators
  • Evaluators

Admissions Deadlines


October 15 (Spring) and March 15 (Summer & Fall)

To be admitted to a graduate program, you must apply for a M.Ed. in Educational Technology, the department of Educational Psychology at Texas A&M University.

M.Ed. in Educational Technology does not require GRE scores.

How to Apply

Program Details


Degree: Master’s in Educational Technology
Delivery: Online
Degrees Offered: Master of Education (M.Ed.)
Credit Hours: 36 hours

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Core Curriculum


M.Ed. in Educational Technology with and emphasis in Learning Design & Technology. All required courses offered online.

M.Ed. Curriculum

The Learning Design Technology M.Ed. program is flexible to meet the needs of diverse students, including those who work full-time. It requires 36 hours of online coursework.

REQUIRED COURSES

EDTC 602: Educational Technology Field, Theory, and Profession

EDTC 654: Instructional Design

EPSY 602: Educational Psychology

EPSY 673: Learning Theories

EPSY 622 or EPSY 636: Measurement and Evaluation in Education or Techniques of Research

ELECTIVE COURSES

EDTC 608: Online Course Design

EDTC 613: Integrating Technology in Learning Environments

EDTC 621: Graphic Communication and Interface Design

EDTC 631: Educational Video

EDTC 641: Educational Game Design

EDTC 642: Designing for Mobile Learning

EDTC 645: Emerging Technologies for Learning I

EDTC 646: Emerging Technologies for Learning II

EDTC 651: E-Learning Design and Development

EDTC 655: Instructional Strategies

EDTC 684: Internship

EDTC 689: Review of Research in Educational Technology

EPSY 624: Creative Thinking

EPSY 635: Educational Statistics

EPSY 646: Issues in Child and Adolescent Development

EPSY 679: Research on Teacher Effectiveness

EPSY 689: Program Planning and Grant Writing

Students may include up to two courses not listed here in their degree program with advisor approval. Courses must be of graduate level standing.

Please contact Dr. Susan Pedersen for more details about the online Master’s in Educational Technology. Email: spedersen@tamu.edu

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Master’s FAQs


Masters

  • What is considered a complete application?

    An application file is considered complete when we have all the components of both the departmental application and the University application. This includes all transcripts, letters of recommendation, test scores, and essay have been received. Please remember that we only review complete applications and that it is the applicant’s responsibility to make sure their application is complete!

  • There is an essay that is part of the Texas Common Application and then Online Departmental Application. Do I have to complete both of them?

    No – you do not need to complete both essays. You MUST complete the essay that is part of the online departmental application. This essay should be well written, polished, and address all questions or points listed. You are welcome to cut and paste this essay into the Texas Common Application, but it is not necessary.

  • What is the minimum GPA / GRE Score requirement?

    There is no minimum requirement for the GRE or GPA. All students with complete files are given full consideration, and their complete file is reviewed. In terms of general guidelines students will typically have a 3.0 GPA or higher (please note that we calculate GPAs on the last 60 credits), and a GRE score with at least a 151 on the verbal portion and a 141 on the quantitative portion and a combined score around 300. It is important to note that these are just guidelines we do admit students that don’t meet the guideline and we don’t admit students that do meet the guideline.

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  • 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.

  • I don’t have my UIN and applications are due tomorrow. I can’t submit my online departmental application so I think I will miss the deadline – what should I do?

    Don’t worry about this. Even though you cannot technically hit the submit button we still have access to your application. We will take care of this for you and make the appropriate adjustments. You don’t even need to contact us – we do it automatically. Please note that it can up to 2 -3 business days to get your UIN from Admissions, so we strongly suggest that you not wait until the deadline to submit your application materials.

  • 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 departmental application. This is the preferred method because the application you complete is the exact application our faculty will review after the deadline. It is very helpful when all of an applicant’s materials can be found in the same location. If you choose to send in a paper letters we have to upload them to your electronic application and they can be harder to locate. Your recommenders can easily attached their letter via our electronic form so there is no need for them to rewrite a whole new letter. Please note, if you elect to send in paper letters they must come directly to the department in a signed and sealed envelope. Letters not received in a signed sealed envelope will not be accepted. Letters can be mailed to:

    Graduate Admissions
    Department of Educational Psychology
    704I Harrington Tower
    MS 4225 TAMU
    College Station, TX 77843
  • Is there a form for completing letters of recommendation?

    Yes, this form is part of the online departmental application. It is an electronic form so you will need to type in the recommenders 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

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