Education (Educational Psychology)

Coursework

The Master of Education (Educational Psychology) aims to provide participants with a deep understanding of theory and current research into diverse areas such as learning, motivation, child and adolescent development (including brain development), thinking skills and individual differences. The program will be especially interesting for teachers of children of all ages and is also highly relevant for those working in other diverse fields of education practice and policy.

The Master of Education (Educational Psychology) is not designed for students intending to become psychologists or school counsellors. Neither is it accredited by any psychological organisation.

Awards and requirements

Please refer to the course rules in this handbook for information on the specific admission requirements for different coursework award courses.

Master of Education (Educational Psychology)
To qualify for the award of Master of Education (Educational Psychology) candidates must complete 48 credit points, including:

  • a minimum of 30 credit points from this stream, comprising:
    - 24 credit points of core units of study;
    - a minimum of 6 credit points of elective units of study; plus
  • a minimum of 6 credit points of capstone units of study; and
  • a maximum of 12 credit points of postgraduate Education units of study which can be chosen from any Master of Education program.


Graduate Diploma in Educational Studies (Educational Psychology)
To qualify for the award Graduate Diploma in Educational Studies (Educational Psychology) candidates must complete 36 credit points, including:

  • 24 credit points of core units of study;
  • a minimum of 6 credit points of elective units of study; plus
  • a maximum of 6 credit points of postgraduate Education units of study which can be chosen from any Master of Education program.


Graduate Certificate in Educational Studies (Educational Psychology)
To qualify for the award of Graduate Certificate in Educational Studies (Educational Psychology) candidates must complete 24 credit points, including:

  • 18 credit points of core units of study; and
  • 6 credit points of elective units of study
Learning outcomes

At the conclusion of this designated degree students should be able to:

  • understand research and theory concerning the psychology of human learning and development
  • demonstrate a familiarity with research across a range of areas in Educational Psychology and Human (child/adolescent) Development
  • review, evaluate and critique research and theory in the field of Educational Psychology and Human (child/adolescent) Development
  • be familiar with current theoretical and methodological debates in Educational Psychology and Human (child/adolescent) Development
  • speak with authority on the "best evidence position" on one or more topics in the field
  • develop an understanding of conceptual frameworks for research in Educational Psychology and Human (child/adolescent) Development
  • implement research findings to the design of learning environments in varied settings and apply the findings from recent research in Educational Psychology and Human (child/adolescent) Development to educational policy and practice.
  • demonstrate awareness of ethical issues in research and educational practice in the fields of Educational Psychology and Human (child/adolescent) Development.
Contacts and further information

Dr Minkang Kim
Phone: 02 9351 6627
Location: Room 506, Education Building, A35
Email:
Website: Sydney School of Education and Social Work