University of Melbourne

Master of Educational Psychology - Máster en Psicología Educativa

University of Melbourne
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  • Imparte:
  • Modalidad:
    Presencial en Victoria
  • Precio:
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  • Lugar:
    Victoria (Melbourne) 3010
  • Duración:
    2 Años
  • Idioma:
    El Master se imparte en Inglés
  • Titulación:
    Master of Educational Psychology 


Educational Psychology is relevant across the lifespan. It covers areas as diverse as early childhood development to learning issues, mental health programs, and careers advice.

The Master of Educational Psychology course comprises a two-year full-time coursework program which provides entry level training for graduates who seek a professional career in Educational Psychology. The course prepares graduates to practice in a wide range of settings, including early childhood centres, schools, tertiary colleges and universities, clinics, hospitals, community centres, and private practices. It is based on the scientist-practitioner approach and builds on theoretical knowledge and core competencies for educational psychology practice. It is taught through coursework, research, and practical placements experience.


1.In order to be considered for entry, applicants must have completed:
• either
– an honours degree in psychology with a weighted average mark of at least H2A (75%) in the final year, or
– an equivalent qualification in psychology with a weighted average mark of at least H2A (75%) in the final year which renders the applicant eligible for Associate Membership of the Australian Psychological Society; or
– current registration as a psychologist and demonstrated current compliance with Registration Board continuing professional development requirements.
Applicants must also nominate referees from whom reports may be sought and must attend an interview.
Meeting these requirements does not guarantee selection.

2. In ranking applications, the Selection Committee will consider:
• prior academic performance; and
• professional registration and compliance; and
• the referee reports; and
• the interview.


Year 1

Psychological TestsPsychological tests and testing in educational settings are considered from functional and contextual viewpoints, with emphasis on usage of test results. Test construction and psychometric issues, links between theory and measure, reporting and...

Research MethodsAn integrated approach to research in the field of educational and developmental psychology. The interdependence of measurement, design, and analysis is emphasised. Practical aspects of data management and analysis (using SPSS and AMOS) is...

Ed Psych Practicum 1In this placement the supervisor, in conjunction with the Practicum Placement Co-ordinator, offers a designed set of training experiences which are undertaken with the supervisor. The experiences are determined by the opportunities that arise...

Ed Psych Practicum 2In this placement, the supervisor in conjunction with the Practicum Placement Co-ordinator offers a designed set of training experiences to the student. The training experience, undertaken with the supervisor, is built upon the activities...

Learning Processes and ProblemsThis subject reviews contemporary theories of learning, individual differences in learning, competence versus performance, cognitive and social influences on the means by which individuals display knowledge, the development, implementation and...

Working with GroupsA general review of systems theory and practice is presented, with the particular focus of assisting participants to understand the social system and to develop interventions in that context. The sessions cover: communication in groups (selective...

Consultation in Educational SettingsThe unit deals with the role of the educational psychologist as a consultant in helping to maximise to develop an organizational policy and intervention programs on a topics such as discipline, bullying, dealing with trauma, or integration. The...

Exceptionality:Assessment & InterventionThis subject provides relevant information to enable educational psychologists to work with children and adolescents with exceptional needs in regard to identification of exceptionality and appropriate assistance. This includes current policies...

Counselling Skills for Ed. PsychologistsCounselling skills are taught within a framework that reflects a person-centred model of counselling, focussing in particular on three aspects: the knowledge and skills involved in establishing an effective therapeutic relationship, the skills of...

Year 2

Ed Psych Practicum 3In this placement a range of experiences appropriate to the setting are designed by the Field Supervisor and Practical Placement Co-ordinator. These include familiarisation of a unique setting through an induction process; independent experiences...

Ed Psych Practicum 4This placement represents the final set of training experiences for the student. In conjunction with the Field Supervisor and the Practicum Placement Co-ordinator, a range of experiences are designed. These include: independent assessment and...

Research ProjectCompletion of the research project is intended to give students an appreciation of the processes involved in research, practical skills development, and the capacity to evaluate published research in the field of interest. As advised by the...

Development and DifferencesMainstream and current research in the fields of personality, intelligence and interests will be investigated. Emphasis is placed on gaining in-depth knowledge of important models within these field, such that students understand the professional...

Intervention in Problems of Young PeopleThis unit builds on the assessment, counselling and social context units and has the twin aims of focusing on theory and research as they relate to the treatment of problems of childhood and adolescence. The underlying consideration is prevention...


demonstrate an understanding of contemporary issues in human development theory, particularly differential development, learning processes and social processes in development;
understand exceptional development and approaches to providing for children and adolescents with exceptional needs;
use assessment and observation procedures and interpret findings to gain accurate information on the cognitive, social, emotional and personality development of children and adolescents; use professional approaches to interact with others with regard to interviewing, counselling and assessment;
compose reports to other professionals, parents, and organizations;
apply knowledge of approaches to intervention, development, interactive processes, and assessment to the treatment of children and adolescents with identified problems, and where necessary to make appropriate referrals;
contribute in multidisciplinary professional teams and co-ordinate programs for meeting developmental needs;
evaluate critically and interpret research and theory in this field, and carry out research and program evaluation of their own;
understand and apply ethical principles and procedures;
develop a wide range of practical professional skills in appropriate educational settings.

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