MA in Educational Psychology
The Educational Psychology graduate degree program was devised with the aim of training students to become educational psychologists specializing both in diagnosing, treating and preventing difficulties and in promoting proper development among children and youth. As part of the effort to achieve innovation, creativity and excellence, the program addresses psychological diagnostics and various treatment approaches (psychotherapy), placing an emphasis on emotional, social and scholastic aspects. The program introduces an in-depth study of research models, developmental problems, diagnostic approaches and psychological treatment issues. Students will study approaches for promoting normal and abnormal psychological development and emotional welfare in educational systems, while relating to the evaluation, identification and prevention of functional and emotional difficulties in risk groups. Students acquire methods for locating, diagnosing and treating children and youth. They study developmental, emotional, cognitive, social and motivational processes. In a controlled setting, they experience psychological diagnostics and therapy for children, families and in the educational system. In addition, they are trained to work with a multidisciplinary team.