Degree Outcomes Educational Psychology

Doctor of Philosophy in Psychology

What You'll Learn

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Your Degree Outcomes

This degree is aligned with external professional standards to help you obtain the relevant expertise to advance your career. Becoming proficient in these outcomes will allow you to meet the demands of your field.

By the successful completion of your degree program, you will have gained the following skills and knowledge:

Program Outcomes

  • Think critically in response to psychological challenges.
  • Lead the profession of psychology.
  • Perform ethically in personal and professional interactions.
  • Respect individuality and embrace diversity.
  • Communicate professionally in the discipline of psychology.

Specialization Outcomes

  • Design, plan, and conduct research and evaluation methods to advance knowledge and practice in educational psychology and related disciplines
  • Apply scientifically established principles and knowledge from the study of human development and motivation to the practice of educational psychology
  • Integrate knowledge of individual differences and diversity within the development of curriculum and the use of instructional and measurement tools
  • Discern how humans learn, process, and communicate information to create knowledge
  • Design curriculum, assessment, and instruction based upon scientifically established pedagogical, sociocultural, and psychological principles and knowledge
  • Select and apply technology and computer-mediated communication, knowledge, and principles to the creation and evaluation of instruction, learning, and motivational strategies
  • Interact with peers, students, research participants, clients, and the general public in a manner that is consistent with the ethical principles and standards of the educational psychology discipline
  • Communicate, share, and produce psychological concepts and information within the educational psychology discipline using the accepted standards and forms of the profession

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