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Educational Psychology Program

The M.Ed. program in educational psychology focuses on learning theories, human development, research methods, assessment, and measurement, which could be utilized in a variety of settings and fields. It includes a core set of courses, as well as electives, to allow for specialization and can help prepare graduates for the environment of assessment and outcomes-based practice that is prevalent today in many fields.

The program is a good fit for teachers or those from social science backgrounds who want to pursue a master’s degree to further their career. The program can also help prepare graduates to apply for doctoral programs in Educational Psychology or related fields.

Our Program is Accredited By:

  • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP).
  • North Central Association of Colleges and Schools
  • Ohio Department of Higher Education

To learn more about Educational Psychology and to apply for admission, please visit John Carroll’s Graduate School website.

Program Coordinator

John Rausch, Ph.D.
Telephone: (216) 397-4632

Please review our policies regarding the admission process for Graduate Studies in the College of Arts and Sciences. Contact the Office of Graduate Studies if you have any questions.

To apply online, please visit our Graduate Studies application management portal.

  • We offer an affordable tuition rate reflecting JCU's commitment to educators. This rate is competitive with other NE Ohio institutions. 
  • A limited number of graduate assistantships provide a tuition waiver for 15 credit hours per year, plus a stipend. Graduate assistants are expected to spend 20 hours per week working for the department.
  • Tuition scholarships are available to licensed teachers. 
  • Federal student loans are also available, for more information visit Student Enrollment and Financial Services (216.397.4248).

Learning Goals

Students Learning in Class

Learning Goals

Students work to achieve several of the following learning goals throughout the program.

  • Understands the contexts of professional practices.
  • Demonstrates accuracy, organization, and persistence in achieving intellectual and professional goals.
  • Contributes to the school, district, and the broader professional community.
  • Engages in systematic inquiry.
  • Assumes responsibility in data-based decision-making and helps to ensure that decisions are based on the highest professional standards.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of clients/students.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of resources and content and pedagogy.
  • Designs coherent, evidence-based interventions.
  • Establishes favorable conditions for instruction and intervention.
  • Uses knowledge of communication techniques to foster collaboration and supportive interactions.


  • Takes initiative in assuming leadership roles.
  • Seeks out opportunities for professional development and growth.
  • Actively participates in professional events and projects.
  • Challenges negative attitudes and practices; is proactive in serving clients/students/colleagues.
  • Assists and supports fellow professionals.