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Educational Psychology M.A.

Ever wondered how the brain works? Been perplexed by people who display learned helplessness or self-handicapping behavior? Wished you could teach others to think critically? Contemplated the consequences of standardized assessments? Been concerned about the education of minority or gifted students?

A master's degree in Educational Psychology is valuable for a diverse population including teachers seeking to develop their own philosophy of instruction and students learning, individuals interested in researching human learning and motivation, consultants wishing to develop expertise in occupational learning, and persons seeking employment in school districts, departments of education, or other education related organizations.

The master's program at UNC is designed to be flexible and authentic. Courses are offered on campus, at off-campus extension sites in Denver and other locations, and online. The degree can be completed in one year or spread out over a longer time period. Core courses are offered during the summer to accommodate teachers’ schedules.

UNC faculty members are dedicated to quality teaching and student advising, while still serving as leaders and scholars in the field.

Details on procedures, policies, and expectations are found in the Educational Psychology MA Handbook.

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