Educational Psychology-Applied Developmental Science
The Educational Psychology-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 hands-on research experiences that examine how school and out-of-school settings influence learning and development. Students engage in developing and evaluating interventions designed to support children and youth. Coursework 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.
Educational Psychology-Applied Developmental Science:
- Is an interdisciplinary program. Students understand the challenges facing children and youth that draws frameworks from education, psychology, education policy, and other areas in their work.
- Provides rigorous research training. Students are well-taught and mentored to develop expertise on designs and advanced data analytic procedures.
- Takes a strengths-based approach. Students understand the complex challenges that children and youth face in their homes, schools, after-school programs, and communities.
- Is applied research that impacts education settings. Many of the important research questions emanate from challenges that teachers, school administrators, communities and policy-makers face on a day-to-day basis.
See more about this program in our 2015 informational flyer