The Department of Educational Studies is proud to offer 12 programs and 5 degrees for interested students. Find the program and degree that best suits your needs personally and professionally.
Counselor Education MA, PhD
Consistently named one of the top 10 counseling programs in the nation by U.S. News and World Report , the Counselor Education program provides wonderful training and preparation for a career of counseling. In the MA program, students choose either the Clinical Mental Health counseling or School Counseling track while the PhD program prepares students to teach and train future professional counselors.
The Counselor Education program has a program website. Check it out here!
Educational Administration MA, EdD, PhD
The Educational Administration program prepares its students for leadership roles, such as principals, superintendents and other leaders in education. The MA program helps professionals understand the way schools work and enables them to lead with this knowledge. This program can be paired with principal or superintendent licensure. The EdD prepares students to apply theory and practice while collaborating with school district administrators and teachers while the PhD prepares students to become university professors or researchers in the field of education. For information on the accelerated licensure program for principals, the self-paced licensure program for principals, the licensure program for superintendents and the teacher leader endorsement, please visit the program website.
Educational Policy MA, PhD
Pursuing a degree in Educational Policy is a big step towards helping to make radical changes in the education system. This degree program combines policy sciences, anthropology, curriculum studies, history, qualitative research and philosophy. MA students either study to move towards their PhD or to work in private or public agencies and organizations. PhD students prepare to work in academia or professional fields.
Educational Psychology MA, PhD
Students in Educational Psychology learn to work within the classroom as well as conduct important research in the field. Motivation, self-regulation, reasoning, literacy development, comprehension and engagement are just some of the topics studied by students in the program. After graduation, MA students are able to implement programs in schools to help students learn more effectively. PhD grads will possess the knowledge to work on research independently.
Higher Education & Student Affairs (HESA) MA, EdD, PhD
The HESA program, ranked #14 by the U.S. News and World Report for Best Grad Schools in Higher Education Administration, prepares its students to be leaders in college and university settings. MA students receive a foundation of practice, research and theory of the field. EdD students prepare to apply research to practice while also practicing equity and social justice. PhD students prepare to become professors and administrators and focus on research. The HESA program has its own assistantship program: the Student Personnel Assistantship Program. Check out their website here !
Learning Technologies MLT, PhD
Learning Technologies focuses on the intersection of learning and technology in educational settings as well as society. Students learn about technologies and media to improve the communication between themselves and their students, clients and stakeholders. The Master of Learning Technologies (MLT) is new and the department’s only fully online program. The PhD program allows students to become leaders in learning and technology in academia and the professional world. The Computer/Technology Endorsement is also housed in the Learning Technologies program.
Students in this program examine the history of educational thought, institutions and policies in cultural and philosophical contexts. A focus of the program is what is means to be an educated person in our society. The MA program prepares students to be able to make a difference in education. PhD students learn how to be a leader in education.
The QREM program’s focus is on measuring and evaluating education, government and businesses through statistics and mathematical principles. The MA program teaches students how to conduct research and evaluation that is often used in educational settings. The PhD program prepares its students to be leaders in quantitative methodology and an expert in research design and statistics, program evaluation and applied measurement. The QREM program is also home to the Quantitative Research Methods Interdisciplinary Specialization .
School Psychology EdS, PhD
Students in School Psychology focus on service delivery across many different settings with emphasis on children in urban settings. Educational Specialist (EdS) students learn practitioner and intervention skills. They are able to deliver comprehensive school psychological services. PhD students prepare to be practitioners in schools, clinics and private practice as well as future leaders in the field.
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Special Education MA, PhD
The Special Education program develops students’ skills so that they can assist those with disabilities. The MA program consists of four specializations: Applied Behavior Analysis, Early Childhood Intervention Specialist, Mild-to-Moderate Intervention Specialist and Moderate to intensive Intervention Specialist. Students focus on their specialization to advance learning and principles in educating students with disabilities. The PhD program trains students to become leaders in the field through research skills and advanced knowledge. The Special Education program also includes the Early Childhood Intervention Specialist Licensure-only and the Pre-Kindergarten Special Needs Endorsement.
This program is designed for teachers who are generalists and have knowledge of policy and leadership issues. Throughout the program, students learn about generic competencies of teacher education as well as the practice and scholarship of teaching and teacher education. The MA program
The WDE program includes four specializations: Career and Technical Education, Human Resource Development and Adult Learning, Integrated Business Education and Family and Consumer Sciences Education. Each specialization focuses on connecting work and learning.