Are you a high school teacher looking to boost your qualifications to teach dual credit courses in psychology?

Our M.S. Ed. program offers a concentration in psychology that provides coursework for high school teachers seeking to enhance their knowledge and understanding of this field in order to satisfy Higher Learning Commission (HLC) requirements for instructors of dual credit courses. The program requires 36-credit hours of graduate level work.

The coursework focuses on teaching advanced methods and skills in psychology through special courses in developmental psychology, organizational psychology, group behavior and more.

It meets the required accreditation outcomes, prepares candidates with required research skills, guarantees that curriculum needs are met and adds the recognition of a concentration in psychology to the M.S.Ed. degree.

Required Courses

Core Courses
Dept./Course # Title Credit Hours
EDUC-J 500 Instruction in Context of Curriculum 3
EDUC-H 520 Education and Social Issues 3
EDUC-P 507 Assessment in Schools 3
EDUC-S 590 Research in Education 3
Secondary Education Courses
Dept./Course # Title Credit Hours
EDUC-P 510 Psychology in Teaching 3
And any one (1) of the following courses:
EDUC-S 514 Advanced Study in the Teaching of Reading in Jr. High/Secondary Schools 3
EDUC-K 505 Introduction to Special Education for Graduate Students 3
EDUC-R 505 Workshop in Instructional Systems Technology 3
EDUC-L 520 Advanced Study of Foreign Language Teaching 3
EDUC-S 508 Problems in Secondary Education 3
Or Any 3 credit Secondary Advanced Methods Course
Psychology Courses
Dept./Course # Title Credit Hours
PSY-P 502 Developmental Psychology 3
PSY-P 505 Organizational Psychology 3
PSY-P 509 Group Behavior and Communication 3
PSY-P 624 Principles of Psychopathology 3
And any two (2) of the following courses:
PSY-P 508 Applied Research Project 3
PSY-P 511 Seminar in Professional Skills, Legal Issues, and Ethics 3
PSY-P 521 Conflict Resolution and Mediation 3
Other graduate level psychology courses as approved by the Program Advisor


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