The MEd(Educational Psychology) is usually undertaken by professional educators wishing to improve their understanding of research and theory in educational psychology.
Because the units of study offer insight into areas as diverse as learning, thinking, motivation, individual differences, and child and adult development, the program is popular among teachers of children of all ages, as well as professionals working in human resources.
Familiarity with theory and research across a range of areas in educational psychology is an aim of the course but it is not designed for students intending to become psychologists or school counsellors. Neither is it accredited by any psychological organisation.
Information about the entry requirements, tuition fees and opportunities for further study associated with all Master of Education designations – and their component graduate certificates and graduate diplomas – is published on the MEd home page.
The four core units of study comprise the graduate certificate; completing two units of study from the electives' list as well as the core units constitutes a graduate diploma; and successfully completing two units that may be chosen from any postgraduate program offered by the faculty, in addition to two elective units and the four core units is required for the award of a Master of Education (Educational Psychology).
Core units of study
All graduate-certificate, graduate-diploma and master's candidates must complete the following units of study.
- Learning, Knowing and Thinking (EDPE5001)
- Human Development in Context (EDPE5002)
- Motivation for Learning (EDPE5011)
- Learning and Teaching Thinking Skills (EDPE6013)
Elective units of study
Graduate-diploma students must enrol in two of the following units of study; master's candidates, at least two.
- Adult Learning and Development (EDPE6016)
- Qualitative Methods (EDPK5001)
- Developing a Research Project (EDPK5003)
- Individual Profession Learning Portfolio (EDPZ5010)
- Prof Learning Leadership Portfolio (EDPZ6010)
- Special Project 1 (EDPZ6730)
- Special Project 2 (EDPZ6731)
- Dissertation Part 1 (EDPZ6724)
- Dissertation Part 2 (EDPZ6725)
The remaining two units of study that must be completed for the award of an Master of Education (Educational Psychology) may be chosen from those already listed or from postgraduate units of study published under "Full units of study list" on the Sydney Courses database.