Online Master’s in Educational Psychology

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Learn evidence-based approaches for student development

This CAEP accredited online Master's in Educational Psychology offers a broad range of practical and theoretical courses.

We live in an age of accountability in education, which puts stress on teachers and students alike. Through PennWest’s Masters in Educational Psychology online program, you’ll learn to use evidence-based approaches to support PreK –12thgrade students while helping their teachers understand how to best demonstrate student growth and development.

The curriculum offers a broad range of practical and theoretical courses based on PennWest’s reputation of excellence in both Education and Psychology. Under the guidance of expert faculty, you’ll learn procedures for monitoring student progress and use research-supported practices, without losing focus on the psychological development of children.

Because this program is delivered 100% online, you can continue to work in your current role as a teacher, counselor or social worker. You will graduate prepared to enjoy a higher level of career success.

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Act 48

Credits can be utilized as Act 48 continuing education credits.

Accreditation Matters

The online Masters in Educational Psychology program is fully accredited by CAEP.

Flexible and Convenient

Designed to help you boost your career on your own time and at your own pace.

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Number of years it takes to complete this program on a part-time basis.




100% online


Graduate Admissions

Start Terms:

Fall, Spring, Summer

Careers and Salaries

What can I do with a Masters in Educational Psychology?

According to, this degree often leads to an increase in salary and offers more potential for professional growth. It establishes you as a leader in your school, qualified to understand and examine the social, cognitive and behavioral aspects of learning and education. You maybe called upon to develop strategies to increase efficiency and create a classroom environment that is more conducive to learning.

Graduate Outcomes

  1. Explain and apply theory and best practices in the areas of education and psychology
  2. Apply principles of education and psychology to help children, adolescents, teachers and families
  3. Utilize empirically supported approaches to assist all P-12 students, teachers and families
  4. Explain applied research methodologies for education and psychology
  5. Demonstrate a problem-solving, data -based approach for working with students, teachers and families
  6. Explain how diversity among individuals, groups and communities is important for intervention planning and implementation
  7. Explain trauma-informed practices and interventions for students with social, emotional and behavioral difficulties  

Admissions Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution
  • Cumulative undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or greater

Conditional Admission Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution
  • Cumulative undergraduate GPA below 3.0 will be reviewed for a decision

The Power of PennWest

PennWest’s three campuses, California, Clarion and Edinboro universities, have been delivering award-winning online programs for more than 20 years. You’ll graduate with a degree from Pennsylvania Western University, completely supported by the expertise and community of learners on our brick-and-mortar campuses.

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