Educational Psychology Requirements
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Educational psychology courses study the cognitive, environmental, social, and emotional factors that shape a students’ ability to learn. By understanding these influences, one can create opportunities for children and adults to learn more effectively.
Educational Psychology degrees are offered at the Master's and Ph.D. levels. Areas of research may include: Child, adolescent, and adult development; Cognitive and social development; Creativity; Individual differences in learning rates (gifted learners); Classroom and applications of learning theories; and The interacting effects of child, home, and school variables.
Educational Psychology Careers
The career trajectory of people with an Educational Psychology degree appears to be focused around a few careers. The most common career that users with Educational Psychology degrees have experience in is School Psychologist, followed by Career Counselor, Education Administrator, Psychologist, Special Education Teacher, Professor, Naturopathic Physician, School Counselor, Mental Health Counselor, and Teacher.
|Career||% of graduates||% of population||Multiple|
|Special Education Teacher||1.6%||0.2%||8.9×|
|Mental Health Counselor||1.7%||0.1%||15.9×|
Educational Psychology Salary
Educational Psychology graduates earn on average $25k, putting them in the bottom percentile of earners with a degree.
|Percentile||Earnings after graduation ($1000s USD)|
|25th (bottom earners)||$24k|
|Median (average earners)||$25k|
|75th (top earners)||$34k|
Educational Psychology Underemployment
Educational Psychology graduates are highly employed compared to other graduates. We have collected data on three types of underemployment. Part-time refers to work that is less than 30 hours per week. Non-college refers to work that does not require a college degree. Low-paying includes a list of low-wage service jobs such as janitorial work, serving, or dishwashing.
|Employment Type||Proportion of graduates|
|Jobs that don't require college||29%|