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Graduate Bulletin

Educational Psychology, Ed.M.

Concentration: Professional Development for Teachers

COLLEGE OF EDUCATION

Admission Requirements and Deadlines
Application Deadline:

Fall: May 1

Spring: November 1

Applications are processed on a rolling basis. The program makes every attempt to process all applications in a timely manner. Applications that are completed after May 1 may not be acted upon until the fall semester.

Letters of Reference:

Number Required: 2

From Whom: Anyone familiar with the applicant's academic competence may write letters of recommendation. In general, the most common source of these letters is college/university faculty members.

Coursework Required for Admission Consideration:

TBA

Bachelor's Degree in Discipline/Related Discipline:

No.

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 items: The student's reason for seeking a master's degree, with a specific focus on the career to which the student aspires. The student's research interests. Academic and job-related experiences, relevant to the program. A typical goal statement is 2 to 3 pages in length.

Standardized Test Scores:

The GRE/MAT is required. While no minimum score for the GRE is specified, it is expected that the scores will generally be no less than 500. The program evaluates all components of the GRE, but gives somewhat more weight to the quantitative score. While no minimum MAT score is specified, it is expected that the score will generally be at no less than the 50th percentile.

Minimum TOEFL score or range of scores needed to be accepted: 600 on the paper-based test or 250 on the computer-based test.

Resume:

A resume is required.

Transfer Credit:

Courses may be transferred as long as they have been taken less than five years ago and are relevant to the program. The academic adviser makes the decision about the relevancy of the courses that the student desires to transfer. The maximum number of credits a student may transfer is 6.

Program Requirements
Campus Location:

Main, Harrisburg

Cohort degrees are offered onsite in various school districts in Philadelphia region.

Full-Time/Part-Time Status:

Students are required to complete the degree program through classes offered after 4:30 p.m.

General Program Requirements:

Number of Didactic Credits Required Beyond the Baccalaureate: 30

Required Courses:

Ed 5325 (525)

Ed Psych 5529 (529), 5531 (531), 5541 (541)

Internship: No internship is required.

Language Examination: No language examination is required.

Culminating Events:

Portfolio:

The professional portfolio is a collection of educational artifacts, completed by the student that can be used as documentation of professional achievement and ongoing professional development activities. There is no one definition that will thoroughly characterize a "portfolio" for all educational professionals. Students are strongly encouraged to be creative and to build a portfolio that reflects a variety of program issues. The portfolio is reviewed by a panel of faculty/staff involved with the program. The portfolio is graded on a pass/fail basis.

Contacts
Program Contact Information:

www.temple.edu/education/pse/ed_psych_intro.html

Department Information:

Educational Psychology Program
1301 Cecil B. Moore Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19122-6091
ep@temple.edu

215-204-8087

Department Contacts:

Admissions:

Dr. William Fullard
william.fullard@temple.edu

215-204-6022

Chairperson:

Dr. Joseph DuCette
joseph.ducette@temple.edu

215-204-4998

About the Program

The master's degree in Educational Psychology offers students advanced study in the areas of learning, cognition, human development, instructional technology, special education, applied statistical analysis, and research design. The program is focused on the application of theories and methodologies from the social and behavioral sciences to education.

Time Limit for Degree Completion: 4 years

Campus Location:

Main, Harrisburg

Cohort degrees are offered onsite in various school districts in Philadelphia region.

Students are required to complete the degree program through classes offered after 4:30 p.m. Students are 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
ep@temple.edu

215-204-8087

Interdisciplinary Study:

The program has a strong interdisciplinary focus. Students are encouraged to take courses in the social-behavioral sciences throughout the University. In addition, the program concentrates on applications in a wide variety of educational settings: formal and informal; public and private; schools and industries, etc.

Affiliation(s):

Although there is no certification in educational psychology, the program does meet the general requirements for an academic program as specified by the American Psychological Association.

Study Abroad:

No.

Ranking:

Not applicable.

Accreditation:

Not applicable.

Areas of Specialization:

There are three major specializations in the program: Instructional Psychology (General Educational Psychology); Professional Development for Teachers; and Instructional and Learning Technology (ILT) [see Educational Psychology/Instructional Learning Technology]. Coursework is offered in the areas of human learning and cognition, human development, instructional technology, applied statistics, research design, and educational measurement.

Job Placement:

Graduates typically pursue careers in higher education (departments of education or psychology), in K-12 educational settings, as instructional technology specialists, as trainers in corporate, government or medical settings, or as educational specialists in positions requiring skills in research design, applied statistics, or testing/measurement.

Licensure:

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

Updated October 2007