- Candise Lin, doctoral candidate in the Human Development program has received a National Science Foundation Doctoral Dissertation Research Award. November 2012
- The following HDQM Faculty received recognition for their outstanding achievements: Patricia A. Alexander (Regents Faculty Award for Mentoring); Ann A. Battle (COE Distinguished Outreach Award); Gregory Hancock (COE Distinguished Scholarship Award); Melanie Killen (Director of Graduate Studies of the Year Award); Andre Rupp (AERA Division D Significant Contribution to Research Methodology Award); and both Natasha Cabrera and Meredith Rowe (ADVANCE Award). Summer 2012
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EDHD - Educational Psychology
The specialization in Educational Psychology is designed to mentor students in the areas of cognitive, social, motivational, emotional, and neurobiological aspects of learning and human development. This specialization involves intensive research apprenticeships with faculty mentors, coursework in core courses and advanced seminars, and exposure to leaders in Educational Psychology through the colloquia and professional development seminar organized by students and faculty associated with the specialization.
Students who fulfill the requirements of the specialization will gain expertise in the scientific domain of Educational Psychology. The domain of Educational Psychology involves the application of psychological theory and research methodology to educational contexts and the science of learning. In particular, this specialization is designed to give students more experience and greater proficiency in research in such areas as learning and cognitive development, achievement motivation, self-regulated learning, strategic processing, and social developmental issues associated with schooling, such as the influence of parents, peers, and teachers on student achievement, social adjustment to school, and self-concept. Educational psychologists utilize their research expertise as university professors or as research scientists who work at state, federal, or private agencies.
The goal of the program is to prepare students for research careers in academic or applied areas of educational psychology and human development; graduates have obtained positions as university professors and research scientists. Our apprenticeship program requires engagement in collaborative research with faculty and students in a wide range of content areas. In addition to coursework, students participate in a colloquia series and professional development seminar that hosts invited speakers from internationally renowned universities, institutes, and research "think tanks," as well as provides for professional development sessions on various topics such as conference preparations, dissertation projects, and career options. The specialization also is connected to faculty and research projects in other departments in the College of Education, across the University, and with other university and research institutions.