The Department of Educational Psychology consists of four areas (Applied Cognition and Development, Gifted and Creative Education, Quantitative Methodology, and School Psychology), which provide depth and flexibility to become an expert in the field.

Degree Awarded: MEd

Degree Code: MED_EPSY_ONL

College of Education offers an online MEd program in educational psychology with 2 areas of emphasis, Gifted and Creative Education and Applied Cognition and Development.

Gifted and Creative Education is based on the philosophy that giftedness and creativity are expressed in diverse ways among diverse people; that creativity is a universal potential to be nurtured and enhanced; and that the best education is tailored to students’ specific needs and interests for talent development. This philosophy will be expressed through a focus on instruction, research, and service.

Applied Cognition and Development program explores the impact of human cognitive, motivational, and developmental processes in education and practice.

This M.Ed. program requires a minimum of 37 semester hours of coursework and a final written comprehensive examination.  After taking the first four courses, students in this program qualify for the Gifted In-Field Endorsement for the State of Georgia.  Those who graduate from this program may assume a variety of roles including those of college or university professor, classroom teacher, coordinator of school system programs, coordinator in state departments of education, or educational consultant. Learn More »

School/College: College of Education

Aderhold Hall
Athens, GA 30602-7101


Academic Department: Educational Psychology

323 Aderhold Hall
Athens, GA 30602-7143

Graduate Coordinator: Margaret Hines

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