Yes, you can. Go to the UNC Extended Campus website to learn more about our separate Online M.A. program in Educational Psychology: Teaching Applications, which is designed to give teachers access to the latest research on teaching and
learning, and which was ranked one of the Best Online Programs in Graduate Education 2015 by U.S. News and World Report.
The online program emphasizes developing an understanding of how both the brain and
the environment influence learning across development, the nature of student motivation,
and the role of society and culture in learning. Moreover, the program focuses on
practical applications of research to the classroom. An M.A. in Educational Psychology
will prepare teachers to effectively address critical tasks such as designing instruction
that fosters critical thinking, helping students develop confidence and interest in
learning, responding to state mandated tests and curriculum standards, and supporting
Length and nature of the M.A. online program
- The program is completed in five consecutive semesters.
- The students take two courses per semester. In the fall and spring semesters, these
two courses are taken back-to-back in two 8-week sessions. In the summer semester,
the two courses are taken concurrently in a single 8-week session that runs from early
June through July.
- All courses are delivered in an online format.
- In the last semester, the students complete the M.A. Comprehensive Examination, which
involves writing a paper that applies their knowledge of Educational Psychology to
a topic or issue that is relevant to their practice as teachers or in other educational
A cohort model
This program is offered according to a cohort model in which all students take the
courses in the same sequence. All students will register for the same elective course
that is offered during the specified semester. The required comprehensive examination
will be satisfied by successful completion of the M.A. Project, as set forth in program