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A master of science degree in Educational Psychology(Adult Education or Applied Educational Psychology Concentrations)

Minimum of 36 credit hours of online coursework
Degree can be earned in two years by taking two online courses for six semesters


The master of science degree in educational psychology is designed for professionals working in school settings, colleges and universities, and business and government as well as those preparing for work in these and related areas.  Courses for this degree are offered online through distance education.  The faculty members in the Department of Educational Psychology and Counseling are committed to the creation and study of environments that enhance learning potential and promote lifelong learning for people of all ages, abilities, and backgrounds.  The program requires 36 hours of non-thesis coursework and a comprehensive examination.  Students take 24 hours of core courses and choose from two concentrations for 12 additional hours in either Adult Education or Applied Educational Psychology. 

Adult Education Concentration

Adult Education focuses on the advanced educational needs of professionals who work with adults in a host of settings.  The concentration includes coursework in such areas as adult learning and development, program planning, reflective practice, professional issues in adult education, research, and teaching adults.  Emphasis is on the development of reflective practitioners who actively participate in leadership and service to promote adult learning in a global community.  This concentration may be used as a stepping stone for doctoral study in adult education, adult learning, or related areas.

Applied Education Psychology Concentration

Applied Educational Psychology focuses on concepts, principles, techniques, and models of educational psychology as they are used to facilitate teaching and learning and the creation of effective classroom environments for learners of all ages.  The concentration includes traditional themes in educational psychology (e.g., human development, learning principles, assessment, and psychoeducational intervention).  The concentration may be used as a stepping stone for entering a doctoral program in educational or school psychology or as an additional preparation for functioning in an educational role in schools, mental health centers, and business programs devoted to personal and professional development.

Updated 12/11/2013


Contact Information

Dr. Mary Catherine "Cathy" Hammon


527 Jane & David Baily Education Complex
1122 Volunteer Boulevard Knoxville, Tennessee 37996

Phone: (865) 974-6444

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535 Jane & David Bailey Education Complex
1122 Volunteer Boulevard
Knoxville, Tennessee 37996-3452

Phone: 865-974-8145
Fax: 865-974-0135