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Department of Counseling, Educational Psychology & Special Education

Programs

Master's of Arts in Applied Behavior Analysis

The MA-ABA program is intended to provide students an opportunity to develop and grow in the skills of behavior analysis to ultimately help improve the quality of life of their consumers in a variety of settings. This program is relevant for persons interested in pursuing careers in behavior analysis that require the Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) credential. This is a hybrid program, offering the convenience of online coursework combined with on-campus instruction and a small cohort. Practicum fieldwork is supervised directly by MSU faculty.

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Master's of Arts in Educational Technology

Built on a strong foundation of the psychological theories of learning, the Master of Arts in Educational Technology (MAET) program develops innovative educational leaders who seek to transform teaching and learning. Graduates will be able to utilize technologies to support teaching and learning in a range of educational environments, and also develop deep understandings of how, when and why to integrate technology to support learning processes. The program can be completed through our flexible program pathways: fully online, summer hybrid, and/or summer overseas.

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Ph.D. in Educational Psychology and Educational Technology

The nationally ranked Educational Psychology and Educational Technology (EPET) doctoral program produces scholars and leaders in the study of human learning and development and/or in the development and study of diverse technologies supporting learning and teaching. It emphasizes rigorous scholarship and diverse analytical perspectives on learning, development and technology embedded in culture and society. The program prepares graduates to pursue careers in university research and teaching, research on and development of educational technologies and leadership roles in school systems and the private sector.

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Ph.D. in Measurement & Quantitative Methods

The Measurement and Quantitative Methods (MQM) Program at Michigan State University offers a doctoral program for students wishing to specialize in educational and psychological test development, or quantitative methodology as applied to problems in educational and social science research. Specifically, our students prepare for academic positions as education, psychology or applied statistics faculty members in the testing industry, at research institutes or in-state or national departments of education, where the analysis of educational data or the development, administration and analysis of tests and surveys are key activities.

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Ph.D. in Rehabilitation Counselor Education

The mission of the Michigan State University Rehabilitation Counselor Education Doctor of Philosophy degree program is to prepare graduates to work as rehabilitation counselor educators, supervisors, researchers, and practitioners in academic and clinical settings. The program is designed to: (a) extend the knowledge base of the rehabilitation counseling profession in a climate of scholarly inquiry, (b) prepare students to inform professional practice by generating new knowledge for the profession, (c) support faculty and students in publishing and presenting the results of scholarly inquiry, and (d) equip students to assume positions of leadership in the rehabilitation counseling profession. CACREP accreditation denotes a commitment to program excellence and indicates to the public at large that the MSU RCE PhD program is fulfilling its commitment to educational quality.

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School Psychology Ph.D.

The Michigan State University School Psychology Ph.D. program's overall mission is to equip psychologists with the knowledge, skills and dispositions necessary to provide quality psychological services to children, youth and families in multiple settings, as well as to conduct research in related areas. The program includes a planned sequence of coursework in school psychology and supporting disciplines, complemented by practica and internship experiences. Students in the program receive the training necessary to become both a Certified School Psychologist in Michigan, as well as a Nationally Certified School Psychologist (NCSP). Students are also license-eligible as psychologists, pending completion of state-level licensure requirements.

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School Psychology Ed.S.

The overall mission of the School Psychology Educational Specialist (Ed.S.) program at Michigan State University is to equip school psychologists with the knowledge, skills and dispositions necessary to provide quality psychological services to students in school settings. The program includes a planned sequence of course work in school psychology and supporting disciplines, complemented by practica and internship experiences. The program brings a developmental and systems approach to learning that focuses on the developmental needs of learners in the context of families and schools.

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Special Education Ph.D.

The Special Education doctoral program at Michigan State University is grounded in research across a variety of methodological traditions and theoretical orientations. Students are mentored by nationally and internationally renowned faculty members, each a former special education teacher or service provider, who possess a deep understanding of educational challenges in real-world contexts.

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Master of Arts in Special Education

In the fully online Master of Arts in Special Education program at Michigan State University, students are prepared to advance the quality of education for students with disabilities in K-12 schools and advance your career.

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Special Education Undergraduate

The Special Education Teacher Preparation Program combines regular elementary teaching certification and K-12 endorsement in the special education area of learning disabilities. Both certification and endorsement are awarded only after completion of a fifth-year internship experience.

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