Student learning and well-being: Online master’s degree
Master of education in educational, school and counseling psychology with an emphasis in educational psychology and a focus in student learning and well-being (M Ed)
Delivery of this program is 100 percent online: no campus visits are required.
Successful completion of the program requires 33 credit hours of required courses.
The chart below shows when the courses are traditionally offered. Click on the red boxes to learn more about a course.
Some courses are offered only in ODD (e.g., 2017) or EVEN (e.g., 2018) years. Courses are 3 credit hours each, unless stated otherwise. The University reserves the right to change or cancel courses as needed.
Note X = full semester, A = 1st half of semester, B = 2nd half of semester
Research (3 credit hours)
|ESC_PS 8020 Overview of Research Methods||X||X|
Psychological foundations (9 credit hours)
|ESC_PS 8330 Motivating At-Risk and Diverse Students||X|
|ESC_PS 7115 Human Learning||X||X||X|
|ESC_PS 7160 Developmental Aspects of Human Learning||X||X||X|
Measurement and evaluation (3 credit hours)
|ESC_PS 8380 Data-Driven Instructional Decisions||X|
Human diversity (3 credit hours)
|ESC_PS 8340 Cultural Backgrounds and Learning||X|
Student well-being (15 credit hours, select any 5 courses)
|ESC_PS 7200 Positive Psychology||X||X||X|
|ESC_PS 8370 Social Emotional Learning||X|
|ESC_PS 8430 Mental, Emotional, and Behavioral Disorders in Youth||B|
|ESC_PS 8435 Wellness Management for School Personnel||X|
|ESC_PS 8445 Building Resiliency and Optimism in Youth||X|
|ESC_PS 8455 Bully and Youth Violence: Prevention and Reduction||Odd|
|ESC_PS 8465 Vital Issues in School Mental Health||Even|
|ESC_PS 8470 Preventions and Interventions in School Mental Health||X|
|ESC_PS 8475 Proactive Behavior Management||X|
|Other courses may be acceptable with prior approval from your faculty advisor.|
Note The focus area name (e.g., student learning and well-being) will not appear on your diploma or transcript.
Prior to acceptance into the program, you may enroll as a post-baccalaureate (formerly nondegree-seeking) student in up to 9 credit hours. Enrollment does not guarantee acceptance. Learn more about nondegree-seeking university student admissions.
You must write a capstone paper to demonstrate mastery of the fundamental principles of the work included in the course of study offered for the degree. You must be enrolled at MU during the semester in which your master's project is presented or completed.
How to apply
- Fulfill the admission requirements:
- Completed bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution.
- Minimum GPA of 3.0 in the last 60 hours of undergraduate education.
- If English is not your native language, please submit a TOEFL score of at least 80 (internet-based test) or an IELTS score of at least 6.5.
- GRE scores are not required.
This program accepts rolling admissions, so you can apply at any time. We recommend you submit your application at least six weeks before the beginning of the term in which you wish to start your course work.
|To start classes in||Apply by||Course work begins in|
Applying will be easier and faster if you gather these required documents beforehand:
- Transcripts of all previous college or university education. Upload unofficial transcripts in your online application. If you are accepted, you will be asked to provide official transcripts.
- Personal statement (500 words total). Under the heading "Experience," describe experiences teaching, designing instruction and working with diverse groups. How have these experiences prepared you for graduate study? Under the heading "Career Objectives," describe your career objectives and how being accepted into MU's program will benefit your career aspirations.
- Résumé or CV.
- TOEFL or IELTS score reports for applicants whose native language is not English.
- Three letters of recommendation. In the online application, you will need to supply names and contact details of three people who can attest to your professional competence, academic preparation and potential for graduate work. Graduate Studies will contact your references with instructions regarding the letters.
Carefully follow the instructions on the application site.
- Upload the above documents in the online application
- Degree/Delivery: Masters- Distance (Online/Remote Site/etc.)
- Academic Program: Educational School and Counseling Psychology/ Educational-Student Learning and Wellbeing -Online/Master of Education (MEd)
- TOEFL or IELTS scores: Institution Code 6875 (if applicable)
Ask us about this program
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This program is administered by the Department of Educational, School and Counseling Psychology.