The Master of Educational Psychology (MEdPsych)
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The Master of Educational Psychology programme prepares students to become skilled in educational psychology practices that can be used in education and workplace settings. The programme is designed to enable graduates to gain the knowledge, skills and dispositions to work alongside others in educational or workplace settings.
The courses will challenge and extend participants by providing ample opportunities to practise and develop skills in the field, under expert guidance. Using an inter-professional framework, students will also be well equipped to work as change agents within a range of community contexts and systems.
MEdPsych (240 points)
From 2015 the PGDipEdPD (120 points) and the MEdPsych (120 points) will be restructured as a stand-alone 240 point MEdPsych. This will be required for entry into the Postgraduate Diploma in Educational Psychology Practice (PGDipEPP) internship programme. Upon completion of the PGDipEPP, students can be eligible for registration as general scope psychologists or educational psychologists.
The MEdPsych offers a recognised postgraduate qualification opportunity to upskill as a full- or part-time student in a range of course delivery options with the opportunity to be admitted into the educational psychology internship. Other options for those who are awarded the MEdPsych include PhD study and working in educational agencies who require the specialised educational psychology knowledge and skills. Classes are held in the late afternoons or as block courses over several days or weekends, or offered online, allowing you to continue with other commitments.
The programme prepares students to:
- Critically analyse, apply and engage evidence-based practices in educational contexts
- Participate as an active and effective member of learning and professional communities that are committed to making a difference to educational and workplace contexts
- Demonstrate skills in the planning, execution and completion of original applied research
- Analyse and develop the skills to use applied behaviour analysis as a pedagogical, assessment and intervention tool for working in educational settings.
Before enrolment, a candidate for the MEdPsych shall have:
- A Bachelor’s degree with a major in education, psychology, education and psychology or an approved teachers’ education degree, and
- Been accepted by the Associate Dean as capable of proceeding with the proposed course of study
Course of study for MEdPsych comprises 10 compulsory courses:
EDUC 503 Research Methods in Education
EPSY 512 Culturally Centred Educational Psychology Practice in Aotearoa/New Zealand
EPSY 514 Educational Psychology Assessment
EPSY 530 Evidence Based Practice in Education
EPSY 531 learning and Motivation
EPSY 515 Applied Behaviour Analysis for Educators
EPSY 532 Child and Adolescent Mental Health
EPSY 533 Applied Research Project
EPSY 534 Promoting Positive Behaviour for Learning and Well-Being
EPSY 535 Exploration of Counselling Theory and Practice Issues
To enrol in part 2, students will normally have completed part 1 or be currently enrolled to do so.
Students must obtain a grade of B+ or above in EDUC 503 prior to enrolling in EPSY 533
Full-time: 2 years
Part-time: 3 to 4 years
Students must complete the MEdPsych within 4 years of first enrolling in it. The Associate Dean may give permission to extend the study period or take a leave of absence from the programme in special circumstances.
Students enrolled in the PGDipEdPD in 2015 and who wish to continue with studies toward the 240 point MEdPsych will need to contact the programme director to discuss their transition programme. Those students who complete their PGDipEdPD in 2015 will continue with the 2015 regulations as a transitional arrangement, undertaking EPSY 514. 515 and 516 in 2016.
For information contact:
For the latest information prior to enrolment, check the online Course Catalogue: www.victoria.ac.nz/courses
Email online at: www.victoria.ac.nz/enrol