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Master of Arts in
Educational Psychology

General Educational Psychology Emphasis

educational psychologist with student

The Educational Psychology Masters Program with a general emphasis of study offers opportunities for graduate study and research leading to the Master of Arts (M.A.) degree. Professional preparation focuses on learning, development, instruction, and research. Accordingly, students are expected to achieve competencies in these areas.

The principal goal is the education and training of professionals who will focus on teaching and learning environments as they carry out their missions associated with instruction, service, and research. Professional preparation centers on the following three content areas: learning and development; instructional development; and measurement, research, and statistics. Students are expected to achieve competencies in these areas.

Courses of study are planned jointly by the student, the student’s adviser, and the student’s committee to meet particular career needs. In addition to the general requirements of WVU and the College of Education and Human Services, there is a core of courses and supporting competencies required of all graduate students in the department.

Educational psychologists function in a variety of settings. The program is dedicated to the preparation and placement of competent educational psychologists for positions in educational settings at all levels; educational agencies at local, state, and federal levels; public and private human service centers; medical centers; business and industrial settings; and other settings.

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