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Graduate minor

Graduate minor in educational psychology

The Department of Educational Psychology's graduate minor is for MA and PhD students in another program at the University of Minnesota who are interested in a minor in educational psychology.

The Department of Educational Psychology also offers a minor in educational psychology with an emphasis in psychological foundations of education.

Graduate certificates

Online autism spectrum disorder (ASD) certificate

Help young people with ASD and their families

As a student in the ASD certificate program, you’ll receive specialized training in assessment, intervention, and treatment evaluation. You’ll leave the program equipped with the most effective instructional and behavioral methods for working with individuals with ASD from infancy to age 21. Additional areas of focus include: ethical issues related to treatment delivery, the need for supervision by qualified professionals, and the limits of candidates’ individual skills.

Talent development and gifted education certificate

Help gifted and talented students learn and grow

This program is intended to give teachers, administrators, education professionals, and other individuals with an interest in K-12 and postsecondary schools and other settings the opportunity to obtain the knowledge and skills necessary to develop, implement, and supervise programs in the education of gifted and talented students. This program will prepare you to encourage and develop human talents in areas of academic, artistic and athletic skills (cognitive, affective and psychomotor skills) and other skills.

Learning sciences post baccalaureate certificate

Shape your teaching and research through better understanding of how people learn

As a student in our learning sciences certificate program, you’ll study learning theories, methodologies, designs, and evidence-based practices central to teaching and conducting research that supports the learning process. You’ll take courses in educational psychology, curriculum and instruction, computer science, and broader areas of education and human development. Throughout your coursework, you’ll explore how individuals learn and develop across educational, social, cultural, and technological contexts. This understanding will help you inform effective and equitable educational research, instruction, and policies.