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Graduate Bulletin

Educational Psychology/Learning Technology, Ed.M.


Admission Requirements and Deadlines
Application Deadline:

Fall: May 1                                     [December 15 for international applicants]

Spring: November 1                             [August 1 for international applicants]


Applications are processed on a rolling basis throughout the year. Those received after the deadline dates are reviewed in as timely a fashion as possible.

Letters of Reference:

Number Required: 2

From Whom: Letters of recommendation should be obtained from individuals familiar with the applicant's academic competence, particularly college/university faculty members.

Coursework Required for Admission Consideration:


Bachelor's Degree in Discipline/Related Discipline:

All applicants must present credentials that are the equivalent of a baccalaureate degree at Temple University.

Statement of Goals:

Applicants should indicate their goals and objectives for obtaining a master's degree. This statement is evaluated against the program's mission.  A typical goal statement contains the following: your reason for seeking a master's degree with a specific focus on the career to which you aspire; your research interests; and your academic and job-related experiences that are relevant to the program. A typical goal statement is 2 to 3 pages in length.

Standardized Test Scores:

The GRE is required. While no minimum score is specified, it is expected that the score will be no less than the 50th percentile.

Minimum TOEFL score or range of scores needed to be accepted: 600 paper-based, 250 computer-based, or 100 internet-based.


A resume is required.

Transfer Credit:

Courses may be transferred as long as they were taken within the past five years and are relevant to the program. The academic advisor makes the decision about the relevancy of the coursework that the student seeks to transfer. The maximum number of credits a student may transfer is 6.

Program Requirements
General Program Requirements:

Number of Didactic Credits Required Beyond the Baccalaureate: 33

Required Courses:

EdPsy 500

EdPsy 541

EdPsy 638

EdPsy 639

EdPsy 708

Choice of three technology electives from the following:

EdPsy 501

EdPsy 502

EdPsy 503

EdPsy 504

EdPsy 505

EdPsy 506

Three cognate electives may be selected from University-wide course offerings with approval of advisor.

Internship: Students are required to complete a practicum, which is taken near the end of their coursework. The practicum is listed as one of the core courses and is included in the 33 hours of required coursework. It consists of 100 hours of hands-on experience at a professional organization in line with the student's goals and objectives. The practicum experience is tailored to meet the unique education and career goals of each student. For example, K-12 teachers would serve an internship in an educational institution. Individuals interested in training would serve an internship in industry, medicine, or government. Apprenticeships can be served in one's current employment location.

Language Examination: No language examination is required.

Culminating Events:

Comprehensive Examination:

The comprehensive examination addresses the theoretical and practical issues: the how and why of technology in service of learning. It is taken at the end of the student's coursework. Students are asked questions that may focus on the following broad areas: (a) instructional design issues that include the psychology of the learner, cognitive processes, the teaching-learning process, instructional theories, human development, and individual differences; (b) application of technology topics that include clarification about the purposes and objectives of instruction, identification of various resources for facilitating learning, and operation and application of current and emergent technologies; and (c) management, consultation, problem-solving, and legal/ethical issues that include defining needs, monitoring progress, evaluating outcomes of instruction, and managing and maintaining facilities.

Faculty members in the program prepare and grade the comprehensive examination. They separately grade each comprehensive examination using a scale of High Pass, Pass, Low Pass, and Fail. All tests are graded anonymously.  The scores from all faculty members are aggregated. Students receive the modal score. If there is a wide variation among the scores, the faculty discuss the performance.

The comprehensive examination is offered twice a year. The specific date for the exam is provided to students when they apply to take the exam.

Program Contact Information:


Department Information:

Educational Psychology Program
1301 Cecil B. Moore Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19122-6091


Department Contacts:



Program Coordinator:


Graduate Chairperson:




About the Program

The Instructional and Learning Technology (ILT) program is designed for individuals from a variety of backgrounds, including K-12 educators and training professionals from higher education, business, industry, and government agencies. Students acquire specialized technology competencies to enhance their teaching, technical skills to support instructional uses of technology, and knowledge to organize and manage instructional technology programs.

Time Limit for Degree Completion: 4 years

Campus Location:


Full-Time/Part-Time Status:

Students are able to complete the degree program through classes offered before and after 4:30 p.m. Students are also able to complete the degree program on a part-time basis (8 credit hours or less per semester).

Department Information:

Educational Psychology Program
1301 Cecil B. Moore Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19122-6091


Interdisciplinary Study:

A cognate area of 9 credit hours is required. The program is interdisciplinary in that students can select courses from: (a) programs within the Department of Psychological Studies in Education, (b) other departments within the College of Education, or (c) other colleges and schools throughout the University.


Not applicable.

Study Abroad:



The ILT program is a graduate program in the College of Education at Temple. The College was ranked 15th in the nation in a recent U.S. News & World Report ranking of graduate schools.


Not applicable.

Areas of Specialization:

Topics addressed in coursework include instructional design and theories of learning and instruction; application of technology, including current and emergent technologies; and management, consultation, and problem solving.

Job Placement:

Graduates typically pursue careers in K-12 educational settings as instructional technology specialists; as trainers in corporate, government, or medical settings; or in higher education.


Not applicable.

Non-Degree Student Policy:

Students may take up to 9 credits prior to admission. In general, all of the program's courses are open to non-matriculated students.

Financing Opportunities

The availability of assistantships is limited at the master's level. Students who wish to apply for an assistantship should contact the Educational Psychology Program.

Updated 12.11.06