Education Psychology Applied Developmental Science
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The Educational Psychology and Applied Developmental Science (EP-ADS) program focuses on improving the social and cognitive lives of children and adolescents. EP-ADS students learn theory and engage in research experiences that examine how school and out-of-school settings influence learning and development. Students engage in hands-on experience developing and evaluating interventions designed to support children and youth. Course work targets educational and applied developmental psychology as well as research design, methods and statistics. EP-ADS faculty and students work together as close-knit teams, fostering a productive, engaging, and exciting learning environment.
Four EP-ADS features:
- EP-ADS is an interdisciplinary program. Challenges facing children and youth do not fit neatly into a single domain of study. EP-ADS faculty and students draw from education, psychology, education policy, and other areas in their work.
- EP-ADS focuses attention on rigorous research designs and advanced data analytic procedures. Students are well-taught and mentored to develop expertise in these areas.
- EP-ADS takes a strengths-based approach to understanding the complex challenges that children and youth face in their homes, schools, after-school programs, and communities.
- EP-ADS work is relevant and applied. Many of the important research questions emanate from challenges that teachers, school administrators, communities and policy-makers face on a day-to-day basis.