Educational Psychology - Edinboro University
          Contact Info

          School of Graduate Studies
          140 Butterfield Hall
          310 Scotland Road
          Edinboro, PA 16444
          Phone: (814) 732-2856
          Toll Free: (888) 845-2890
          Fax: (814) 732-2611

          Dr. Edward Snyder
          Graduate Program Head
          Phone: (814) 732-1099

          Educational Psychology

          Edinboro University's highly acclaimed Master of Education in Educational Psychology program offers students a broad theoretical and practical background in both education and psychology. Our program is rated 6th in the nation by Best Counseling Degrees in its "Top 10 Accredited Online School Counseling Master's Degrees Ranked By Affordability" and 8th in the nation by Nonprofit Colleges Online's new "Students Before Profits Award."

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          "The Educational Psychology program is a 30-credit program providing a broad range of practical and theoretical courses in Education and Psychology. There are no field experiences required, and the degree can be completed online. The Educational Psychology Program functions both separate from and within the School Psychology program. Students interested in school psychology certification should apply directly to the Educational Specialist in School Psychology program. Students interested in only the Master of Education in Educational Psychology degree program should apply to the Educational Psychology program."

          – Dr. E. Snyder, Program Head 

          Program Description

          We live in an age of accountability in Education, which puts stress on many teachers. The Educational Psychology Program at Edinboro University recognizes these pressures and offers courses to assist teachers with understanding how to more easily demonstrate student growth. The program provides educators with an understanding of procedures for progress monitoring and using research supported practices without losing focus on the importance of having a broad understanding of the psychological development of all children.  

          The Educational Psychology Program is a 30-credit program, which can be completed part-time over two-years. The application process is easy and convenient. All classes are offered online with instructors who have experience helping children and families.

          Admission Requirements 

          1. Complete the online application.
          2. Pay an application fee of $30.
          3. Provide an official transcript from each college or university at which undergraduate or graduate credit has been earned. Note: If you have not yet graduated, file a partial transcript at the time the application is completed and file a complete transcript as soon as the degree is awarded. Transcripts must be received directly from the issuing school and will not be accepted if “issued to student.
          4. Professional resume.
          5. Submit an essay (1-2 pages) answering the following questions:
            1. What attracted you to the field of educational/school psychology?
            2. What attributes do you possess that will enable you to succeed as a graduate student and ultimately as a practitioner?
            3. What are your professional goals?

          Degree Requirements

          The master’s degree in Educational Psychology will be awarded to candidates who satisfactorily complete the previously described curricula, have a cumulative grade point average of 3.5 or better for the credits earned as part of the program and satisfactorily complete the comprehensive examination.

          Comprehensive Examination

          The Educational Psychology comprehensive examination is available online. Students must contact the program head and request to take the examination. Requests can be made by phone to (814) 732-1099 or by email at The exam should be taken during the last semester before graduation. Once the request for taking the comprehensive exam is approved, students will find access to the examination via D2L.

          The comprehensive exam covers five key courses (APSY 625, APSY 720, APSY 727, APSY 789, and APSY 796). There are 25 questions related to each course. The format of the exam is multiple-choice for questions. Students have two hours to complete the examination. To pass the examination, students must receive a cumulative percentage of correct responses at 70 percent or higher. If a student fails to pass the exam, he/she must discuss the results of the exam with the program head. They may be allowed to retake a second version of the exam after discussion with the program head. Students will be notified of their results immediately after taking the online exam.


          Upon acceptance into the program, candidates will be assigned an advisor. Candidates are strongly encouraged to contact their advisor prior to the start of each semester to discuss course, field and examination requirements.

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