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Master of Arts (M.A.) Educational Psychology (Thesis): Human Development (45 credits)

Offered by: Educational&Counselling Psych     Degree: Master of Arts

Program Requirements

The Master of Arts (M.A.) Educational Psychology (Thesis): Human Development concentration focuses on core areas of human development such as cognitive, language, social, personality, and gender development among children and adolescents with diverse trajectories and from various family, educational and community contexts. The program is unique in examining developmental trajectories from a variety of interdisciplinary perspectives. The student’s thesis should focus on an issue in the field of human development related to educational psychology.

Thesis Courses (24 credits)

  • EDPE 604 Thesis 1 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Educational&Counselling Psych (Faculty of Education)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Ed Psych & Couns (Psychology) : Literature survey and thesis planning.

    Terms: Fall 2021, Winter 2022

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2021-2022 academic year.

  • EDPE 607 Thesis 2 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Educational&Counselling Psych (Faculty of Education)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Ed Psych & Couns (Psychology) : Preparation of a thesis proposal.

    Terms: Fall 2021, Winter 2022

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2021-2022 academic year.

  • EDPE 693 Thesis 3 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Educational&Counselling Psych (Faculty of Education)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Ed Psych & Couns (Psychology) : Thesis research under supervision of a research director.

    Terms: Fall 2021, Winter 2022

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2021-2022 academic year.

  • EDPE 694 Thesis 4 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Educational&Counselling Psych (Faculty of Education)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Ed Psych & Couns (Psychology) : Thesis research under supervision of a research director.

    Terms: Fall 2021, Winter 2022

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2021-2022 academic year.

  • EDPE 695 Thesis 5 (6 credits)

    Offered by: Educational&Counselling Psych (Faculty of Education)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Ed Psych & Couns (Psychology) : Thesis research under supervision of a research director.

    Terms: Fall 2021, Winter 2022

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2021-2022 academic year.

  • EDPE 696 Thesis 6 (6 credits)

    Offered by: Educational&Counselling Psych (Faculty of Education)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Ed Psych & Couns (Psychology) : Thesis research under supervision of a research director.

    Terms: Fall 2021, Winter 2022

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2021-2022 academic year.

Required Courses (15 credits)

  • EDPE 502 Theories of Human Development (3 credits)

    Offered by: Educational&Counselling Psych (Faculty of Education)

    Overview

    Ed Psych & Couns (Psychology) : Life course developmental theories to form a foundation for policy and for empirical and applied work with diverse groups, including disability and other equity-seeking groups.

    Terms: Fall 2021

    Instructors: Burack, Jacob A (Fall)

  • EDPE 605 Research Methods (3 credits)

    Offered by: Educational&Counselling Psych (Faculty of Education)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Ed Psych & Couns (Psychology) : Research methods and designs, planning and evaluating research, relations between research and statistical designs, interdisciplinary and nonquantitative approaches, meta-analysis, and the use of computers beyond computation. Ethics, scholarly writing.

    Terms: Winter 2022

    Instructors: Luk, Gigi (Winter)

  • EDPE 632D1 Research Seminar

    Offered by: Educational&Counselling Psych (Faculty of Education)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Ed Psych & Couns (Psychology) : A bi-weekly seminar course given by staff, invited speakers and senior graduate students in different areas of research related to Human Development. Students are expected to participate by reading pertinent literature prior to seminars and asking questions at each seminar. Attendance is compulsory, and the course is graded pass/fail based on participation.

    Terms: Fall 2021

    Instructors: Luk, Gigi (Fall)

  • EDPE 632D2 Research Seminar

    Offered by: Educational&Counselling Psych (Faculty of Education)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Ed Psych & Couns (Psychology) : For description see EDPE 632D1.

    Terms: Winter 2022

    Instructors: Luk, Gigi (Winter)

    • Prerequisite: EDPE 632D1

    • No credit will be given for this course unless both EDPE 632D1 and EDPE 632D2 are successfully completed in consecutive terms

  • EDPE 672 Human Development Seminar 1 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Educational&Counselling Psych (Faculty of Education)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Ed Psych & Couns (Psychology) : Theories and developments in the science of human development within the context of research and practice and the evolution of the field at large.

    Terms: Fall 2021

    Instructors: Heath, Nancy Lee (Fall)

    • Prerequisite: EDPE 502 or permission of the instructor (Minimum Grade/Test score(s) needed is B-).

  • EDPE 673 Human Development Seminar 2 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Educational&Counselling Psych (Faculty of Education)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Ed Psych & Couns (Psychology) : Continuation of theories and developments in the science of human development within the context of research and practice and evolution of the field at large.

    Terms: Winter 2022

    Instructors: Talwar, Victoria (Winter)

    • Prerequisite: EDPE 672 (Minimum Grade/Test score(s) needed is B-).

  • EDPE 676 Intermediate Statistics (3 credits)

    Offered by: Educational&Counselling Psych (Faculty of Education)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Ed Psych & Couns (Psychology) : Concepts and procedures of conducting basic descriptive and inferential statistics, including analysis of variance, correlation, and regression models. Provides experience with data-analysis tools.

    Terms: Fall 2021

    Instructors: Robinson, Kristy (Fall)

Complementary Courses (6 credits)

3 credits from the following:

  • EDPE 682 Univariate/Multivariate Analysis (3 credits)

    Offered by: Educational&Counselling Psych (Faculty of Education)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Ed Psych & Couns (Psychology) : General linear model as a unified data analytic system for estimation and hypothesis testing that subsumes regression, analysis of variance, and analysis of covariance for single dependent variables. Introduction to generalizations involving multiple dependent (criterion) variables. Applications oriented toward education, educational psychology and counselling psychology. Experience with data-analysis tools.

    Terms: Winter 2022

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2021-2022 academic year.

  • EDPE 687 Qualitative Methods in Educational Psychology (3 credits)

    Offered by: Educational&Counselling Psych (Faculty of Education)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Ed Psych & Couns (Psychology) : The logics of design and selection of phenomenology, grounded theory, ethnography, case study and mixed design methods with emphasis on data analysis in light of issues of research purpose, epistemology, reliability and validity.

    Terms: Winter 2022

    Instructors: Ruglis, Jessica (Winter)

3 credits from the following:

  • EDPE 515 Gender Identity Development (3 credits)

    Offered by: Educational&Counselling Psych (Faculty of Education)

    Overview

    Ed Psych & Couns (Psychology) : Theoretical models and empirical findings relevant to the development of gender identity. Special attention is given to the influence of peers in school settings. Psychological, physiological, parental, peer and cultural influences on gender identity.

    Terms: Fall 2021

    Instructors: Ruglis, Jessica (Fall)

    • Offered through Continuing Education.

  • EDPE 616 Cognitive Development (3 credits)

    Offered by: Educational&Counselling Psych (Faculty of Education)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Ed Psych & Couns (Psychology) : Assessment of theories of cognitive development including Piagetian, neo-Piagetian, and information-processing approaches. Theoretical models and empirical findings, and their application to educational and other settings.

    Terms: Winter 2022

    Instructors: Burack, Jacob A (Winter)

  • EDPE 623 Social-Emotional Development (3 credits)

    Offered by: Educational&Counselling Psych (Faculty of Education)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Ed Psych & Couns (Psychology) : Social-emotional development including temperament, attachment, gender identity, and peer relations. Biological and environmental influences, continuity and change, and qualitative versus quantitative variables.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2021-2022 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2021-2022 academic year.

  • EDPI 642 Inclusion: Past, Present and Future (3 credits)

    Offered by: Educational&Counselling Psych (Faculty of Education)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Ed Psych & Couns (Inclusive) : Provides a critical analysis of the concept of inclusion with a particular focus on disability within historical, political, and educational contexts and equity seeking groups.

    Terms: Fall 2021

    Instructors: Erten, Ozlem; Murahara, Flavio (Fall)

or other 500-, 600-, or 700-level courses offered by the Department and with the approval of the supervisor and the Program Director.

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