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With the Graduate Certificate in Arts (Educational Psychology), you can study educational psychology without completing a second bachelor’s degree.
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The Graduate Certificate in Arts (Educational Psychology) is a bridging tool for graduates in other subjects to gain knowledge of educational psychology. You can then go on to a postgraduate qualification in educational psychology if you wish.
Educational psychology looks at what supports and hinders learning, and informs policy and practice in education systems. Massey’s GCertArts (Educational Psychology) will equip you with transferable skills that include research, analysis, communication and problem-solving.
With Massey’s educational psychology programme you’ll explore lifelong ako/learning and teaching through an understanding of cultural, cognitive, social, behavioural and emotional aspects of learners and teachers.
At Massey, educational psychology is:
You’ll learn about the complex relationships between learners and their environment. You can choose from a wide range of courses that reflects the diversity of psychology and education.
The types of questions you’ll consider in educational psychology include:
This qualification can be a strong foundation for postgraduate qualifications in teaching, psychology and educational psychology.
Massey is ranked in the world’s top 150 universities for education in the Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) ranking.
Please note that the Graduate Certificated in Arts (Educational Psychology) does not qualify you to be a teacher in New Zealand. If you want to be a teacher, you will also need to take a postgraduate teaching qualification. Please explore your options in our education pathways tool.
With a Graduate Certificate in Arts (Educational Psychology) you could find yourself working in:
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