Educational Psychology Concentration

Educational psychology as a field focuses on learning processes. This concentration focuses on the theoretical and applied aspects of learning, motivation, human development, personality, assessment, teaching, and evaluation in educational settings. Coursework enables students to apply psychological principles to the learning process in the classroom context during childhood and adolescence.  The concentration in educational psychology may be of interest to students who are planning to attend graduate school in educational psychology, developmental psychology, or education. In addition, the coursework will help prepare students to work in businesses that have an educational component or in educational settings themselves.  


All students have opportunities to

  • conduct independent research
  • engage in globally-related activities through coursework and language study at Mason and abroad
  • participate in many forms of public service
  • prepare for their future careers through internships, career-focused minors and other college-to-career activities