Educational psychology

Master of education University of Missouri-St. Louis
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Overview

The master of education in educational psychology is a versatile degree program that provides graduates with the knowledge and practical skills needed to improve learning and behavior in a variety of settings. 

A unique feature of the degree is the ability to satisfy the elective requirements with any combination of courses in educational psychology, educational research and evaluation methods, educational technology courses, and/or up to six hours from any curricular designation. This flexibility allows candidates to tailor the degree to meet individual interests and goals.

Quick facts

Official name

Master of education in educational psychology

Campus

University of Missouri-St. Louis

Program type

Master's degree

Academic home

College of Education | Department of Education Sciences and Professional Programs

Delivery mode

100% online

Accreditation

Higher Learning Commission

Credit hours

30

Estimated cost

$16,572.00

*This cost is for illustrative purposes only. Your hours and costs will differ, depending on your transfer hours, your course choices and your academic progress. See more about tuition and financial aid.

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Career prospects

The online master’s in educational psychology is not associated with any particular career, rather it is intended to enhance performance and facilitate career advancement of teachers and other educators in schools or other community-based and non-profit agency settings. The educational, psychological and research/evaluation components of the required core also make this an ideal degree for anyone who may be interested in pursuing an additional advanced degree in education, psychology or related area.

Burning Glass Technologies. 2021. Salary numbers and employment growth numbers are based on models that consider advertised job posting salary, Bureau of Labor Statistics data and other proprietary and public sources of information for multiple occupations.
10.2%
employment growth
Burning Glass Technologies. 2021. Salary numbers and employment growth numbers are based on models that consider advertised job posting salary, Bureau of Labor Statistics data and other proprietary and public sources of information for multiple occupations.
$44,000
median salary

Program structure

Delivery of this program is 100% online: no campus visits are required. Courses are semester-based. Students typically take one or two classes each semester and finish in two to three years.

Course work includes

  • Instruction, learning and assessment
  • Educational psychology
  • Foundations of school psychology

Delivery

100% online

Calendar system

Semester-based

Typical program length

3 years

Typical course load

1 or 2 classes each semester

Accreditation

The University of Missouri-St. Louis is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, one of six regional institutional accreditors in the United States.

Faculty spotlight

Donald Gouwens, PsyD

Dr. Gouwens earned a doctor of psychology in school psychology degree from Central Michigan University in 1994. He is a certified School Psychologist and Licensed Psychologist in Missouri, a Nationally Certified School Psychologist, and is listed in the National Register of Health Service Psychologists. He has served as the School Psychology Program Coordinator since 2001 and teaches advanced graduate courses in the program.

Donald Gouwens, PsyD
Associate Department Chair, Associate Clinical Professor

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