Educational Psychology encompasses a) the theoretical and applied study of learning, cognition, and instruction in a variety of educational settings across ages and domains; b) instructional technology and computers as cognitive tools in learning; c) cognitive and social processes in learning; d) evaluation and enhancement of learning and teaching; e) methods for fostering inclusive education; f) relationships of phenomena related to teaching, learning and assessment in human development; and g) the impact of family and community on children’s learning and development.
At the undergraduate level, the Department of Educational and Counselling Psychology is responsible for the B.A.; see Faculty of Arts > Education Psychology Minor Concentration for more information and for a variety of undergraduate courses in the areas of learning, cognition and development, inclusive education, gifted education, educational media and computers, and educational measurement and evaluation.
In professional development, the Department offers diploma or certificate programs in Human Relations and Family Life Education, Inclusive Education, and First Nations and Inuit Student Personnel Services. For more information please consult our website, www.mcgill.ca/edu-ecp/undergraduate, or contact the Undergraduate Program Coordinator in Educational and Counselling Psychology:
At the graduate level, the Department of Educational and Counselling Psychology offers Master's degrees (M.A.) in Counselling Psychology, with major concentrations in Project (Research-based) or Professional/Internship (Practitioner-based) and in Educational Psychology with streams in Health Professions Education, Human Development, Learning Sciences and School/Applied Child Psychology. Also offered are Master's of Education degrees (M.Ed.) in Educational Psychology with streams in General Educational Psychology, Inclusive Education and Learning Sciences. Students can also obtain Doctoral degrees (Ph.D.) in Counselling Psychology, School/Applied Child Psychology and Educational Psychology with streams in Human Development or Learning Sciences. The department also offers a Postdoctoral Degree Graduate Diploma in School/Applied Child Psychology and a Graduate Certificate in Counselling Applied to Teaching. For further information, consult the most current Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies Calendar at www.mcgill.ca/students/courses/calendars.
Special services offered by the Department include the McGill-EMSB Gifted Summer School (Explorations), and the Psychoeducational and Counselling Clinic, the Neuroscience Lab for Research and Education in Developmental Disorders and the International Centre for Youth Gambling and High Risk Behaviour.