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How to become an Educational Psychologist?

How to become an Educational Psychologist?

Psychologist is a professional who evaluates, diagnoses, treats and studies behavioral and mental health conditions of human beings. They have the skills required to help individuals face different kinds of issues and problems that they have during the course of their lives.

Educational Psychology is one of the sub branches of Psychology, and is focused more towards children and young adults. Their problems may include everything from socio-economic problems, problems due to peer pressure, stress, behavioral issues while dealing with peers or elders, difficulties in learning, etc. The target group for this kind of psychology includes children from schools and colleges, educators, parents, etc. Various methods are used by educational psychologists to assess the problem, understand the root cause and provide necessary solutions for them.

A person who completes his degree in Education Psychology becomes Educational Psychologist.

Most common work of the Educational Psychologist is to evaluate and analyse the teaching methods and educational programmes.

Scope of Educational Psychology:
The scope of educational psychology is ever-growing due to constant researches in this field. It is the study of an individual's development in an educational environment. The scope of educational psychology revolves around five key factors:

  • learner
  • teacher
  • learning experiences
  • learning process
  • learning environment

Who can apply:
In order to start an Education Psychology career, candidates must earn a bachelor's degree in Psychology.

Career for Educational Psychologist:
There are job opportunities for educational psychologists in schools and educational institutions across the globe.

Top Universities abroad that offer Educational Psychology:

  • University of Birmingham
  • Bristol University
  • University of East London
  • University of Manchester
  • Newcastle University

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