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Master of Educational and Developmental Psychology

Monash University
2 years
Full time/part time
Master's degree
On campus
Melbourne (Australia)
English
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Program description

Master of Educational and Developmental Psychology

Educational and developmental psychologists focus on how people develop and learn throughout their lifetime. They work with individuals, families, groups and organisations in a range of settings and have varying roles such as school psychologist, guidance officer, and child and adolescent counsellor. They conduct psychological and educational assessments and instructional planning for exceptional children, adolescents and adults.The Master of Educational and Developmental Psychology is an Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC) accredited fifth and sixth-year sequence in psychology and prepares graduates to practise as educational and developmental psychologists in settings including schools, health and welfare services, care facilities, and within business environments.

The course develops you as an independent specialist with a professional commitment to lifelong learning and application of the theoretical, research, assessment and therapeutic skills related to educational and developmental psychology.

You will develop advanced understanding of, and the skills associated with:

  • human developmental stages and processes throughout the lifespan
  • psycho-educational assessment and treatment approaches for problematic or atypical development
  • advanced therapeutic counselling process and the cycle of effective intervention and change
  • contemporary models of exceptionality and inclusion
  • evidence-based intervention and treatment programs for psychological problems and psychopathology across the lifespan
  • contemporary research and theories of abilities, personality and psychopathology
  • ethical, cultural and professional issues
  • administering and reporting a range of essential psycho-educational assessment instruments for assessing abilities, personality and adjustment of children through to adults
  • In addition you will apply theory to practice with 1000 hours of supervised professional placements in a range of settings.

    In undertaking a research thesis, you will develop an evidence based approach to psychology, carrying out reviews and scientific investigations relevant to the theory and practice of educational and developmental psychology.

    As a graduate, you will be qualified to register as a psychologist with the Psychology Board of Australia (PBA). You will also meet most requirements for membership of the College of Educational and Developmental Psychologists of the Australian Psychological Society.

    Admission requirements

    Entry requirements vary depending on your program. Most Masters degrees require an average of 65% (or equivalent) in your Bachelor degree, and Bachelor degrees each have unique entry scores. For more information about local and international curricula, please contact Monash.


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