The graduate certificate in Educational Psychology provides educators and non-educators with knowledge and perspectives on learning and development. By understanding the psychological processes that underlie learning, as well as the practices that support these processes, the developmental mechanisms that lead to individual differences, and the impact of motivation, students will gain deeper insight into the needs of developing learners.
Note that this certificate is for people who are not in the EPET Ph.D. program, and it is not required for admittance to that program.
New Applicants to MSU
To be considered for admission to the Graduate Certificate in Educational Psychology an applicant must:
- have completed a bachelor’s degree.
- submit the university application form and fee.
- request official transcripts from all previous institutions of higher education.
- provide results of a test of English language proficiency if English is not the first language.
- complete the Intent to Enroll form.
Applications are reviewed by faculty who look for indications of a high probability of success.
MSU Students in a Graduate Degree Program
With academic advisor approval, this certificate is available as an elective to any qualified student enrolled in a graduate program at Michigan State University. Students must meet the requirements of the certificate in addition to the requirements for the student’s primary degree program. Complete and submit the Intent to Enroll form.
Requirements for the Graduate Certificate in Educational Psychology
Students must complete the following courses (9 credits):
||Psychology of Learning in School and Other Settings
||Psychological Development: Learner Differences and Commonalities
||Developing Positive Attitudes toward Learning