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.

Why study educational psychology at the Peres Academic Center?

Graduate Degree in Educational Psychology - Curriculum

The curriculum consists of various theoretical and practical courses involving actual work under the practicum.

The program provides an in-depth study of models, studies, developmental problems and approaches to psychological diagnosis and treatment, including various methods for promoting normal and abnormal psychological development, emotional welfare in educational systems, as well as the evaluation, identification and prevention of functional and emotional difficulties in risk groups.

  1. Basic courses include: Psychological Foundations of Learning Disabilities, Reading and Reading Difficulties, Psycho-Diagnostics of Children and Youth, The Psychologist within the Educational System; Psychopathology, Cognitive Behavioral Treatment in Children and Youth, Coping with Crisis Situations, Psychodynamic Therapy for Children and Youth, and more.
  2. Elective courses include: Parenthood and Therapeutic Work with Parents, Positive Psychology, Intro to Family Therapy and Parental Training, Approaches to Emotional Diagnosis and Treatment, Biofeedback Guided Intervention in Educational Psychology and more.
  3. Research seminars include: Early Childhood Parenthood; Development of Self in Early Childhood; Stigma, Stereotypes and Attitudes; Emotional and Social Aspects of Learning Disabilities and Attention Deficit Disorder; and more.
  4. Biofeedback – Students are prepared to practice therapy supported by the biofeedback technology for an efficient therapeutic and systemic intervention in educational settings. Students learn advanced methods for working with parents and their children and for working with teachers and students within the system. The innovative use of biofeedback in educational psychology, enriches the educational psychologists’ toolbox and enables them to provide a more comprehensive solution to complex student problems. Throughout the program, students will complete Stage I toward obtaining the certificate and will be individually mentored in their experience of biofeedback guided therapy as part of the required practicum.

The curriculum will train students toward working as educational psychologists specializing in diagnosing, treating and preventing difficulties, promoting normal development among children and youth while applying an integrative perspective of the role of the educational psychologist in educational, family and community frameworks.

*EOE. The details of the program are subject to change.
**The list of courses may be updated in accordance with the curriculum at the start of the year.
***This is a structured system; optional courses are liable to be dispersed automatically and subject to change
based on available offerings only. The number of available courses is subject to the structure of the program.
****Courses will be opened subject to a minimum number of registered participants.

Registration and admission

Applicants who meet the following conditions will be admitted into the programme:

Please attach the following to the application:

  • Two recommendations (at least one of which is to be an academic recommendation given by an academician on the basis of acquaintance with the applicant in an academic setting such as participation in an empirical seminar, workshop, guided research, etc. Non-academic recommendations can be  made by persons from the profession working in a higher education institution or in the field, who know the applicant and are able write a personal reference about them. Do not submit references from therapists, relatives, etc.) The letters of recommendation are to be sent directly by the recommenders to the Peres Academic Center.
  • A letter of intent that explains the reasons for choosing to study educational psychology and specialize in the selected field (Learning Disabilities or Pre-and Early School).
  • Curriculum Vitae.
  • The Admissions Committee shall review the documents (grades, recommendations, and curriculum vitae) and summons applicants who meet the criteria for a personal interview. Each applicant will be interviewed by two interviewers separately.

When registering, the applicant is to submit the following documents:

  • Completed and signed registration form
  • Two passport photos
  • Photocopy of ID Photo including ID addendum
  • Original recognised bachelor’s degree certificate, or an authentic copy
  • Original report card and average achieved in bachelor’s degree
  • MITAM (Entrance Test for Advanced Degrees in Psychology) test results
  • Declaration of intent
  • Curriculum Vitae
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Academic staff

לחץ למידע נוסף אודות Michal Einav, PhD
Michal Einav, PhD
Head of Department
לחץ למידע נוסף אודות Prof. Malka Margalit
Prof. Malka Margalit
School dean
לחץ למידע נוסף אודות Dr. Sharon Lipshatz Eshwege
Dr. Sharon Lipshatz Eshwege
לחץ למידע נוסף אודות Dr. Roni Rot
Dr. Roni Rot
לחץ למידע נוסף אודות Dr. Hili Kohavi
Dr. Hili Kohavi
לחץ למידע נוסף אודות Dr. Varda Sharoni
Dr. Varda Sharoni
לחץ למידע נוסף אודות Yossi Ehrenreich
Yossi Ehrenreich
לחץ למידע נוסף אודות Dr. Rina Eshel
Dr. Rina Eshel
לחץ למידע נוסף אודות Dr. Arik Alon
Dr. Arik Alon
לחץ למידע נוסף אודות yossi gwetta
yossi gwetta
לחץ למידע נוסף אודות Prof. Golan Shahar
Prof. Golan Shahar
לחץ למידע נוסף אודות Dr. Adi Mana
Dr. Adi Mana
לחץ למידע נוסף אודות Dr. Sivan George-Levi
Dr. Sivan George-Levi
לחץ למידע נוסף אודות Hana Ben-Zion
Hana Ben-Zion

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