: Prepares graduates for careers in academia and/or other research-based organizations that study issues in the applied areas of educational psychology and human development.
: Lincoln Center & Westchester
The goal of this specialization is to prepare doctoral students to conduct rigorous, scientifically-based research in informal and formal learning settings. Graduates of this program will be prepared for careers in academia and/or other research-based organizations that study issues in the applied areas of educational psychology and human development. Students who specialize in this strand will acquire knowledge in: educational contexts of development; cognition and learning sciences; motivation; resilience, and; advanced quantitative methodologies. Intrinsic to each area is an emphasis on current and emerging learning technologies.
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Fall: March 1 (Early Decision), June 15 (Regular)
Spring: November 1
Summer: March 1 (Early Decision), April 15 (Regular)
Additional Contemporary Learning and Interdisciplinary Research Programs
All students are required to engage in an Internship in Contemporary Learning for at least one credit. Offered as a guided tutorial course, students will engage in professional experiences in the schools and/or education-related agencies as interns.
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Contemporary Learning Core
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Cognates & Electives
(Minimum 6 credits from other areas of specialization)