For a society to develop, all the sectors of the society should do their part. Recently, there has been an increased expectation of education in the society. As education is called upon to expand its role, it is more in need of psychological consideration than ever. It is essential for teachers to develop an effective teaching methodology and accurate evaluation of students' achievements from psychological perspectives. Besides, there is a growing demand for professionals to help adolescents who were pushed to the fringe of the competitive society and who get engaged in anti-social activities. The Department of Educational Psychology combines education and psychology to train professionals who are able to handle the challenges in the field of education and counseling.
Graduates of our department, well educated in theory and armed with hands-on experiences, have gone on to a wide variety of professional fields, such as middle and high schools, counseling and help centers for adolescents, and hospitals. Particularly, a large demand for graduates comes from education and counseling institutions. As all the graduates are receiving second-level teacher's certificates, they are able to become teachers in various academic subjects by taking a double major. If students’ interests are in counseling, they can consider obtaining certificates in psychological therapy (play therapist, adolescent counselor, counselor-psychologist) and pursue a career in hospitals, help/counseling centers for adolescents or social service centers. Education/Counseling can be a lifetime career for women, especially if they wish to have a family while they continue their career at the same time.
The curriculum of the Department of Educational Psychology is comprised of teaching, counseling practice and lectures that you can directly relate to your prospective professional experiences as teachers/counselors. Various on-site practices such as play therapy and study group activities help increase expertise that will be valuable in your future career. You will be taught by faculty members with extensive research, work and clinical experience. The network of alumni will be on your side when help is needed. The study of Educational Psychology starts from a genuine interest in and love for people. The Department of Educational Psychology helps you develop affinity for the discipline through diverse student-oriented study groups. On-site training held at schools and counseling centers will put you in direct contact with people, which helps you develop your love for human beings. This discipline is not limited to classroom lectures but will also encourage you to be engaged in activities to find solutions to real-life education problems. If you have intellectual curiosity as well as sympathy for the generations to come, you will cherish the valuable experience you will gain at the Department of Educational Psychology.