Many professional careers require a class or two in the psychology of learning or development to give insights into how to serve clients, patients, or students. However, the way to advance a career in a service field such as education, health care, criminal justice, social work and beyond is to gain a full awareness of the people you serve. 

This 15-credit, completely online program is designed to give professionals who work with children, adolescents, or adults more insight into human development, learning, and motivation. The deeper knowledge base you gain through this program can help you move from a career in delivering services to a career in designing services. 

Course Requirements

This 15-credit program requires completion of five courses:

  • EDPS 600 Advanced Educational Psychology (3 credits)
  • EDPS 606 Learning and Motivation (3 credits)
  • EDPS 627 Child Development (3 credits)
  • EDPS 628 Adolescent Development (3 credits)
  • EDPS 629 Adult Development (3 credits)

You may also apply these courses to a master’s degree in educational psychology, and they count as electives in other master’s degree programs throughout the university.

For a complete list of program requirements and courses, see the course catalog.

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Ready to Apply?

Are you interested in our program? Then it’s time to apply!

You do not need to take the GRE to be considered for admission.

You may begin taking courses for this program in the Spring Semester. The deadline to apply is two weeks before the start of the term.

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Students from Other States

Ball State is authorized to accept online students from all U.S. states. However, certain states have regulations regarding licensing programs in nursing and education. Learn more about state authorizations for non-Indiana students.

Want to Learn More?

Do you have questions about this program or online learning? We’re here to help! You may request more information using our online form, or feel free to reach out directly to one of our staff.

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