If you aspire to motivate children in your classroom, make instruction more exciting, research instructional methods, or evaluate programs and lessons, a Saint Rose program in Educational Psychology can open these opportunities for you.
Graduates leave this program with the ability to critique any instructional situation—teaching mathematical concepts in a typical classroom, leading adult workshops for the State Education Department, conducting parenting classes, grant writing, program evaluation, and others—and then develop strategies that will help create the optimal learning environment. Students choose from one of four schemes that lead to the degree:
General Scheme: designed for students who seek a broad understanding of educational psychology and its application to diverse contexts
Research Scheme: preferred by students—often aiming for their Ph.D. in Educational Psychology—who will be conducting empirical research in their careers
School Psychology Scheme: open only to those who have been admitted into the Certificate of Advanced Study in School Psychology
Program Evaluation Scheme: for students interested in program evaluation as a career
This program may be useful in advancing students’ progress toward various teacher certifications. [[What Is Educational Psychology?]] Educational Psychology is a branch of psychology devoted to understanding the psychological issues associated with learning and motivation. Under this broad umbrella, the educational psychologists focus their research attention on the importance of human development, assessment, culture and technology. They look for the relationship between these issues and ways they may impact the learner. With this understanding, educational psychologists strive to create optimal environments where students can flourish academically, socially and personally [[What Does an Educational Psychologist Do?]] Educational Psychologists work in a variety of settings. Many are classroom teachers who use their master’s degree in educational psychology to obtain their professional teaching certificates. Equally as important, these teachers use the knowledge gained from their educational psychology courses to improve their teaching and their students’ learning. Others may choose to work in the corporations, governmental agencies, testing companies or schools where they analyze data to help organizations make sound decisions, engage in staff training and development and evaluate program effectiveness. [[Where Are Educational Psychologists Employed?]] Many educational psychologists find themselves teaching and doing research in college and university settings preparing the next generation of educational professionals. Below are listed some of the settings in which our graduates have worked.
Schools Non-Profit Organizations Government Agencies Businesses College Career Centers Health And Human Service Organizations Professional Organizations Community Training Programs
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