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  The Graduate School of Education 2007-2009 Master of Education (Ed.M.) Programs with No State Certification Programs in the Department of Educational Psychology Ed.M. in Learning, Cognition, and Development  

Ed.M. in Learning, Cognition, and Development


Coordinator: Dr. Lorraine McCune (732-932-7496, ext. 8310; email: mccune@rci.rutgers.edu)

The master's program in learning, cognition, and development is intended for students wishing to study the psychology of human learning, cognition, and development as it applies to education. This program of study serves as an enriching theoretical background for the educational professional and/or as a foundation for further study at the doctoral level. The study of how human beings learn, think, and grow forms the academic core of a variety of educational careers and applied doctoral programs and allows the student with an interest in psychology to obtain a master's degree while keeping options open concerning future employment and/or possible doctoral training. Students matriculating in the program will benefit from a background in academic psychology. Students admitted without this background may need to elect more than the minimum of 30 credits. A completed research project is required of students planning to pursue doctoral work.

The program requires a minimum of 30 credits, including:

1. 9 credits of course work in the department, to include each of the learning, cognition, and development emphases. The courses below meet these requirements. Students are required to take one of the * courses in each area, unless they have taken an equivalent course at the undergraduate level. In such cases, students may select a more advanced course (from this list) with the approval of their program adviser.

Learning Courses (3 credits)

15:295:580 Psychology of Learning (3)*

16:300:582 Educational Psychology II: Theories of Cognition and Instruction (3)

16:300:593 Cooperative and Collaborative Learning (3)

16:300:691 Cognitive and Motivational Learning Strategies (3)**

Cognition Courses (3 credits)

15:290:522 Cognition and Language from Birth to Five: Normal Development and Implications of Risk and Disability (3)**

15:295:502 Cognition and Memory (3)*

15:295:611 Memory Systems and Processes (3)

16:300:597 Language Acquisition (3)

16:300:691 Cognitive and Motivational Learning Strategies (3)**

Development Courses (3 credits)

15:290:521 Psychosocial Issues in Infant, Early Childhood, and Family Development (3)

15:290:522 Cognition and Language from Birth to Five: Normal Development and Implications of Risk and Disability (3)**

15:295:512 Introduction to Child Psychology: Infancy through Adolescence (3)*

15:295:578 Developmental Theory of Jean Piaget (3)

16:300:581 Educational Psychology I: Theories of Development (3)*

16:300:591 Cognitive Development (3)

16:300:595 The Psychology of Sex Differences (3)

2. 6 credits of electives within the learning, cognition, and development program. These electives allow students to engage in more in-depth study of an area of interest.

3. 6 credits in educational statistics or measurement (typically, 15:291:531,532).

4. 6 credits of electives outside courses with a 290 (educational psychology), 291 (educational statistics and measurement), or 295 (learning, cognition, and development) subject code.

5. 3 credits in either a research project (15:295:609) or a literature review (15:290:601) completed in consultation with a faculty adviser. Students intending to pursue doctoral study should enroll in 15:295:609 Research in Learning, Cognition, and Development.

**These courses are listed in two categories. However, students may not use any single course to fulfill requirements in more than one category.

 
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