Educational Psychology Degree Programs in Hawaii
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Educational Psychology Degree - Hawaii

Educational psychology degree programs in Hawaii are limited by the number of campus-based universities in the island state, but the University of Hawai'i on Manoa does offer both a master's degree program as well as a doctoral degree program. Residents in Hawaii interested in educational psychology may choose an online university also. When selecting an online university, it is important to verify that the school's accreditation will meet the standards needed for licensure in Hawaii.

At the University of Hawaii, educational psychology degrees fall into the cognitive psychology graduate concentration. Students will begin their graduate studies in pursuit of a master's degree that can be completed in 4 or 5 semesters. This degree is acceptable for many employment opportunities in the field of education psychology in Hawaii or the student may choose to use this foundation for further studies that lead to a doctoral degree.

 

Program Courses for Cognitive Psychology Concentration

Along the way, students should expect to take general graduate level psychology courses in addition to specialization courses needed to satisfy the concentration requirements. Course needed include some of the following:

  • Cognitive Psychology
  • Thinking
  • Development
  • Community and Cultural Psychology
  • Social
  • Clinical

 

Psychology Licensure in Hawaii

Psychologists are provided several ways to qualify for a license to practice in Hawaii. Most of these options relate to psychologists who are licensed in another state and would like to transfer that license to Hawaii. For the new graduate, he or she is required to hold a doctoral degree from an accredited regional institution, show completion of 1,900 hours of internship in the field, and be able to show supervised, postdoctoral experience as a practicing educational psychologist.

Educational psychology licensure in Hawaii is handled by the Department of Commerce & Consumer Affairs through the Professional and Vocational Licensing division.

 

Job Outlook and Salary Information in Hawaii

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, job outlook for the educational psychologist specialization is expected to be better than other branches of psychology which are expected to increase by 22% through 2010. This is because of the increasing number of students that will require more practitioners in this specialization.

In addition to a favorable employment outlook, the BLS reports that Hawaii provides the second highest average income to educational psychologists across the country. This average income is $90,420 per year. An educational psychology degree in Hawaii can provide successful students with access to the many benefits associated with a career in this field.

 


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