Educational Psychology MA, MEd

PROGRAM CURRICULUM

The MEd program consists of the completion of a minimum of 24 units of core and elective course work and two extended essays.

The MA program consists of the completion of a minimum of 15 units of core course work and a Master's thesis.

Program Format:

This program is designed to offer flexibility for students by holding most classes in the late afternoon/evenings. Classes are held at both the Burnaby and Harbour Centre campuses.

  • Start Term: Fall 2021 (September)
  • Applications Open: October 1, 2020
  • Applications Close: December 1, 2020
  • Tuition 2020/21*: $1,946.94/term
    *Subject to estimated 2% fee increase each September.  

Contacts

2019/20 Academic Year*

MEd and MA students entering Fall 2019 complete:

Fall    EDUC 841-3
Seminar in Educational Psychology

Seminar in Educational Psychology

EDUC 841

A required seminar for first-year students in master programs in Educational Psychology that is also open to graduate students from any program of study. Each week we will explore seminal topics in Educational Psychology. Weekly meetings will consist of guest lectures by faculty members in Educational Psychology, group activities, and writing workshops.

Fall    EDUC 970-3
Systems and Paradigms in Educational Psychology

Systems and Paradigms in Educational Psychology

EDUC 970

A survey of major 20th century systems and paradigms that underlie research and theories in instructional psychology; addresses learning, cognition, motivation, methods of inquiry, and other cornerstones of the field.

Spring    EDUC 829-3
Contemporary Issues in Learning and Developmental Disorders

Contemporary Issues in Learning and Developmental Disorders

EDUC 829

Selective issues important and current in the fields of learning and developmental disorders are examined in depth. The objective is to enable students to master a significant body of knowledge in these areas and to identify areas of interest.

Spring   EDUC 842-3
Sociocultural Perspectives on the Psychology of Development and Education

Sociocultural Perspectives on the Psychology of Development and Education

EDUC 842

Sociocultural criticisms of traditional views of psychological development and learning are examined, and alternatives advanced by an array of sociocultural theories and research pertaining to individual and collective development are explored with particular attention to their relevance for educational contexts, practices, and aims.

Summer    EDUC 810-3
Methods of Inquiry in Educational Psychology

Methods of Inquiry in Educational Psychology

EDUC 810

An introduction to major paradigms of inquiry in educational psychology including their inherent assumptions, central concepts and dominant procedures. The practices of ethical scholarship and presentation and dissemination of knowledge in educational psychology are additional foci.

2020/21 Academic Year*

MEd and MA students entering Fall 2020 complete:

Fall    EDUC 841-3
Seminar in Educational Psychology

Seminar in Educational Psychology

EDUC 841

A required seminar for first-year students in master programs in Educational Psychology that is also open to graduate students from any program of study. Each week we will explore seminal topics in Educational Psychology. Weekly meetings will consist of guest lectures by faculty members in Educational Psychology, group activities, and writing workshops.

Fall    EDUC 970-3
Systems and Paradigms in Educational Psychology

Systems and Paradigms in Educational Psychology

EDUC 970

A survey of major 20th century systems and paradigms that underlie research and theories in instructional psychology; addresses learning, cognition, motivation, methods of inquiry, and other cornerstones of the field.

Spring    EDUC 805-3
Social Development in the School Context

Social Development in the School Context

EDUC 805

This course involves an examination of theoretical, empirical and practical literature on social and emotional development in young children and its application to education and school settings.

Spring    EDUC 829-3
Contemporary Issues in Learning and Developmental Disorders

Contemporary Issues in Learning and Developmental Disorders

EDUC 829

Selective issues important and current in the fields of learning and developmental disorders are examined in depth. The objective is to enable students to master a significant body of knowledge in these areas and to identify areas of interest.

Summer    EDUC 810-3
Methods of Inquiry in Educational Psychology

Methods of Inquiry in Educational Psychology

EDUC 810

An introduction to major paradigms of inquiry in educational psychology including their inherent assumptions, central concepts and dominant procedures. The practices of ethical scholarship and presentation and dissemination of knowledge in educational psychology are additional foci.

*Students are expected to register in the course offered in their semester. Students may take additional (not substitute) courses if they choose.

MEd students entering Fall 2019 or Fall 2020 also complete:

9 Elective Units of graduate EDUC courses

As approved by Senior Supervisor

EDUC 885-6
MEd Extended Essays

MEd Extended Essays

EDUC 885

Students will develop two extended essays based on seminal topics presented in required courses. Graded on satisfactory/unsatisfactory basis.

MA students entering Fall 2019 or Fall 2020 also complete:

EDUC 886-15
MA Masters Thesis

MA Thesis

EDUC 886

The thesis is a research investigation designed to generate and/or critically examine new knowledge in the theory and/or practice of education. The thesis should normally be completed and approved in three terms. Students must also orally defend a written thesis proposal to their supervisory committee members prior to completing and defending the thesis. Graded on a satisfactory/unsatisfactory basis.


MA MEd MSc EDUC Course Offerings Spring 2020 - Summer 2021 (revised December 2019)

Course Offering

Note: Course offerings subject to change.  Current scheduling information available at go.sfu.ca or contact us at educmast@sfu.ca.  Consult your protem/supervisor prior to enrolling in courses outside your program.

 

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