Educational Psychology Degree Programs in Kentucky
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Educational Psychology Degree - Kentucky

Several universities in Kentucky offer educational psychology degree programs. Many of these schools offer specializations, and the University of Kentucky in Lexington has the largest catalogue of options including four doctoral degree programs.

Educational psychology specializations and the four doctoral programs at the University of Kentucky focus the student's education into one of four distinct areas of training. These are academic motivation, multicultural education, quantitative methods, and human development. All educational psychology degrees are provided at the graduate level and build upon the student's knowledge gained during undergraduate studies in psychology or education.

 

Sampling of Classes for an Educational Psychology Degree

Students will be required to take and complete successfully the following classes in additional to other classes specific to the individual's program of interest.

  • Human Development and Learning
  • Educational Psychology
  • Educational Tests and Measurements
  • Human Cognitive Development
  • Multicultural Psychology
  • Motivation and Learning

 

Kentucky State License Requirements for Psychologists

The Office of Occupations and Professions, a branch of the Public Protection Cabinet, establishes the license requirements for all regulated professions within the state. Psychology licensure falls under the care of the Board of Examiners of Psychology, and this board establishes the license requirements for individuals to lawfully work in this profession.

Applicants are required to provide three letters-of-recommendation with two being psychology doctoral degree holders, and the applicant much also provide his or her official transcripts showing the level-of-education that he or she has completed. The applicant will then be required to pass an examination to prove that he or she has the knowledge necessary to work in this field.

 

Employment Growth and Salary Information

The job outlook is favorable for psychologists in any of the four specialization areas relating to educational psychology. Demand for educational psychologists is increasing due to the increased number of students being enrolled in the Kentucky school system as well as the continued re-evaluation of services that are provided to students.

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics says that the demand for educational psychologists is expected to increase faster than the average for all occupations. The rate of growth reported by the BLS is 22% through the year 2020.

Educational psychologists, school counselors, and school psychologists earn an average annual income of $54,460 with the top 10% earning more than $70,000 per year in Kentucky. Salary variation is the result of work experience, level-of-education, and primary position of employment.

 


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