Judith Herb College of Education

 

 

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Department of Educational Foundations & Leadership
The University of Toledo
Main Campus
Gillham Hall, 5th floor
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Mailing address:
The University of Toledo
Main Campus
MS 921
Toledo, OH 43606-3390

Department Secretary:
Ruth Ann Easterwood
Gillham Hall Room 5000
419.530.2461
ruthann.easterwood@
utoledo.edu

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Department Chair:
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Dr. Edward Janak
Gillham Hall Room 5000C
(419) 530-4114
edward.janak@utoledo.edu

Educational Psychology Program

ABOUT the Program

We offer a graduate program that is dedicated to high quality learning, intellectual development, and student-centeredness. Our program faculty has been recognized at the national and international level for its expertise in:

  • Bullying and targeted violence;
  • Culture, identity, and development;
  • Urban and international education;
  • Equality and social justice;
  • Personal epistemology; and
  • Motivation.

Students collaborate with faculty to provide them with the opportunity to develop their own area of expertise in alignment with their specific careers goals.

GRADUATE DEGREES

A degree in Educational Psychology opens doors to careers in teaching, academic and applied research, and professional development. Graduates apply their knowledge and skills in schools, universities, nonprofit organizations, government agencies and the private sector.

Master's Degree in Educational Psychology: 30 credit hours (more info)



  • Major in Educational Psychology (15 credit hours)
  • Foundations Core (12 credit hours)
  • Capstone Experience: Thesis or Project (3 credit hours)

Ph.D. Degree in Educational Psychology: 61 credit hours (more info)



  • Major: Educational Psychology (24 credit hours)
  • Research Tools (12 credit hours)
  • Foundational Core (6 credit hours)
  • Minor: Elected Area (9 credit hours)
  • Dissertation (10 credit hours)

☮ The Online Graduate Certificate in the Foundations of Peace Education (12 credit hours) can be immersed in both degree programs. (more info)

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

Educational Psychology is a graduate level program in the Department of Educational Foundations and Leadership at the Judith Herb College of Education. Educational psychology is devoted to the study and application of the psychological dimensions of education, teaching, learning, and human development. If you answer "yes" to any of the questions below, an advanced degree in educational psychology is a great fit for you — and your career.

  • Do you want to create learning environments that maximize student engagement?
  • Is promoting diversity, safety, and acceptance a concern in your school or workplace?
  • Do you want to conduct research on topics such as reasoning, comprehension, motivation, engagement, development, and bullying and violence prevention?
  • Do you want to examine the cognitive, motivational, and affective mechanisms of learning, development, and instruction across a range of contextual and cultural settings?
  • Do you want to work in colleges, universities, research centers, school districts, and non-profit organizations where the focus is on teaching and learning?

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

Students applying for Master's and Ph.D. programs come from a range of academic and professional backgrounds. Applicants to the Ph.D. program may have either a Bachelor's or a Master's degree in any relevant field.

  • Bachelor's degree with a GPA of 2.7 or higher on a 4-point scale;
  • Statement of Purpose regarding reason(s) for applying to the program;
  • Three letters of recommendation attesting to the applicant's ability to complete advanced degree work;
  • Curriculum Vitae/resume, transcripts, and writing samples;
  • Professional interview with the program faculty for Ph.D. applicants only;
  • For more details contact the Chair.

Students may apply for Graduate Assistantships and/or Financial Aid. Please submit your online application to the College of Graduate Studies (utoledo.edu/graduate).

PROGRAM FACULTY

Dr. Vicki Dagostino-Kalniz, Associate Lecturer (more info)
Dr. Mary Ellen Edwards, Full Professor (more info)
Dr. Florian Feucht, Associate Professor (more info)
Dr. Lisa Pescara-Kovach, Associate Professor (more info)
Dr. Revathy Kumar, Associate Professor (more info)

PROGRAM GRADUATES

Doctoral Degree Graduates, since 2010

Seay, N. (2015). Urban African American Adolescents' Transitions to Schools in White Suburbia: A Phenomenological Study (doctoral dissertation chaired by R. Kumar). Department of Educational Foundation and Leadership, The University of Toledo, Toledo, Ohio.

Umbarger, L. (2015). Achievement Goal Orientations, Cognitive Learning Strategy Use, and Continued Professional Learning Plans of First-Year Occupational Therapy Assistant Students (doctoral dissertation chaired by R. Kumar). Department of Educational Foundation and Leadership, The University of Toledo, Toledo, Ohio.

Ziegler, N. (2014). English Language Learners’ Epistemic Beliefs about Vocabulary Knowledge (doctoral dissertation chaired by F. Feucht). Department of Educational Foundation and Leadership, The University of Toledo, Toledo, Ohio. http://rave.ohiolink.edu/etdc/view?acc_num=toledo1420650754

Lozinski, M. (2012). Identifying Tacit Knowledge Use Among Experienced School Psychologists (doctoral dissertation chaired by T. Dunn). Department of Educational Foundation and Leadership, The University of Toledo, Toledo, Ohio. http://rave.ohiolink.edu/etdc/view?acc_num=toledo1325718918

Vogelpohl, D. (2011). New Graduate Nurses Perception of the Workplace: Have They Experienced Hostility? (doctoral dissertation chaired by M. Edwards). Department of Educational Foundation and Leadership, The University of Toledo, Toledo, Ohio. http://rave.ohiolink.edu/etdc/view?acc_num=toledo1301938365

Hurst, L. (2010). Identifying Tacit Knowledge Used by Secondary School Teachers (doctoral dissertation chaired by T. Dunn). Department of Educational Foundation and Leadership, The University of Toledo, Toledo, Ohio. http://rave.ohiolink.edu/etdc/view?acc_num=toledo1269962496

Masters Degree Graduates, since 2010

Beckford, N. (2015). Bullies and Bystanders (masters thesis chaired by M. Edwards). Department of Educational Foundation and Leadership, The University of Toledo, Toledo, Ohio. LINK

Lechner, R. (2015). Teaching Approaches for Classroom Success (masters project chaired by L. Kovach). Department of Educational Foundation and Leadership, The University of Toledo, Toledo, Ohio.

Shaw, L. (2015). A Learning Module on Human Trafficking (masters project chaired by M. Edwards). Department of Educational Foundation and Leadership, The University of Toledo, Toledo, Ohio.

Benge, L. (2014). Need for Cognition: The Need for Cognition Scale and its Use With Adolescents (masters thesis chaired by F. Feucht). Department of Educational Foundation and Leadership, The University of Toledo, Toledo, Ohio. http://rave.ohiolink.edu/etdc/view?acc_num=toledo1408458854

Montgomery, C. (2014). Assessing Need for Cognition and Epistemic Beliefs of Parents of Medically Disabled Children (masters project chaired by F. Feucht). Department of Educational Foundation and Leadership, The University of Toledo, Toledo, Ohio.

Bellfy, C. (2013). Parenting Styles and the Classroom (masters project chaired by L. Kovach). Department of Educational Foundation and Leadership, The University of Toledo, Toledo, Ohio.

Goatley, E. (2013). The Benefits of Establishing Secure Attachments between Young Children and Their Secondary Caregivers (masters project chaired by L. Kovach). Department of Educational Foundation and Leadership, The University of Toledo, Toledo, Ohio.

Rotshtein, R. (2013). Personal Epistemology in Elementary School Students about Science (masters project chaired by F. Feucht). Department of Educational Foundation and Leadership, The University of Toledo, Toledo, Ohio.

Feinberg, D. (2012). Critical Thinking or Learning to Copy Information Correctly? (masters thesis chaired by M. Edwards). Department of Educational Foundation and Leadership, The University of Toledo, Toledo, Ohio. http://rave.ohiolink.edu/etdc/view?acc_num=toledo1333544533

Porter, K. (2010). An Exploratory Study of the Need for Cognition in Children and Adolescents (masters chaired by F. Feucht). Department of Educational Foundation and Leadership, The University of Toledo, Toledo, Ohio. http://rave.ohiolink.edu/etdc/view?acc_num=toledo1290134272

Darrow, T. (2010). The Benefits of Full Day Kindergarten (masters project chaired by L. Kovach). Department of Educational Foundation and Leadership, The University of Toledo, Toledo, Ohio.

Bachelor in Education Graduates with Honors, since 2013

Gerhan, C. (2015). Researching a Tactile Map of the University of Toledo for Students Who Are Blind and Visually Impaired (honors thesis chaired by F. Feucht). Department of Educational Foundation and Leadership, The University of Toledo, Toledo, Ohio.

Larrow, A. (2013). The Correlation Between Public School Funding and Later Student Success (honors thesis chaired by V. Dagostino). Department of Educational Foundation and Leadership, The University of Toledo, Toledo, Ohio.

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Last Updated: 6/9/16