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LEARNING PATHWAYS

DPE MEd Students who choose to pursue a learning pathway will take courses from within the Department of Applied Psychology & Human Development with a specific focus. 

Each pathway includes the required two courses for the DPE MEd degree (APD1200H and APD2293H) and students may choose the remaining 8 courses from a list of carefully curated options. Students in all learning pathways will graduate with a Master of Education in Developmental Psychology & Education.

For a visual of which electives are recommended for each learning pathway, please see our Pathways Elective document below:

Pathways Electives

 

For a description of each pathway and suggested course of study, click on the pathways:

Education & Special Education
Mental Health & Education
Mind, Brain, Development and Research

 

*Learning pathways will not appear on your transcript or degree.

*MEd DPE students are not required to choose a learning pathway. These pathways are designed to help you choose courses around topic areas that interest you.

 

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EDUCATION & SPECIAL EDUCATION

This learning pathway is for students who want to understand how research is applied to teaching, learning, classrooms, schools, and educational policy.
 

EDUCATION & SPECIAL EDUCATION COURSE PLAN

Below is the suggested course plan for students who are enrolled full-time in the Education & Special Education learning pathway.

It is strongly suggested that you complete courses APD1233H (or APD5020H), APD1286H and APD2280H early in the program, as they are requisite courses for many electives in this learning pathway. 
 

Fall term

1) APD1200H - Foundations of Human Development and Education

2) APD2293H - Interpretation of Educaitonal Research (Research Methods)

3) APD2280H - Introduction to Special Education and Adaptive Instruction
OR
APD1233H - Cognitive Development and Applications
OR
APD5020H - 
Special Topics in APHD: Master's Level Development & Research in Education: International Perspectives and Academic Communication


Winter Term

1) APD2280H - Introduction to Special Education and Adaptive Instruction (if not completed in Fall term) 

OR
APD1286H - Foundations of Literacy Development for School Age Children (if APD2280H was taken in fall term)

2) Elective

3) Elective 


Summer/Intersession Term

1) Elective

2) Elective


Fall Term (Year 2)

1) Elective

2) Elective

 

ELECTIVE LIST
 


 

Learn about the *NEW* Research Practicum Course 2018-2019

 

 

Course code Course title Pre-Requisites
APD1210HY Research Practicum Course   *NEW 2018-2019* (full-year)  
APD1211H Psychological Foundations of Early Develpment and Education  
APD1217H Foundations of Proactive Behavioural and Cognitive-Behavioural Intervention in Children APD2280H
APD1233H Cognitive Development and Applications  
APD1249H Social-Emotional Develpoment and Applications  
APD1285H Psychology and Education of Children and Adolescents with Learning Disabilities APD2280H
APD1286H Foundations of Literacty Development for School Age Children APD1233H or APD5020H recommended
APD1294H Technology, Psychology and Play  
APD1296H Assessing School-Aged Language Learners  
APD1299H Language Acquisition and Development in Early Childhood APD1233H or APD5020H and APD1286H recommended
APD2275H Technology for Adaptive Instruction and Special Education APD2280H
APD2280H Introduction to Special Education and Adaptive Instruction  
APD2296H Reading and Writing Difficulties APD1286H
JHC1251H Reading in a Second Language APD1233H or APD5020H pre-requisite & APD1286H co-requisite

A range of Master's Level Special Topics courses are also offered each year. Please see the ORSS course schedule for course listings as they become available. You may also speak to your faculty advisor for updated special topics course offerings.


MENTAL HEALTH & EDUCATION

This learning pathway is designed for students who want to understand how psychology can be applied to mental health and education. 

MENTAL HEALTH & EDUCATION COURSE PLAN

Below is the suggested course plan for students who are enrolled full-time in the Mental Health & Education learning pathway.

It is strongly suggested that students in this pathway complete APD2280 early in the program, as it is a pre-requisite course for many electives in this learning pathway. 

 

Fall term

1) APD1200H - Foundations of Human Development and Education (Required Course)

2) APD2293H - Interpretation of Educational Research; Research Methods (Required Course)

3) APD2280H - Introduction to Special Education and Adaptive Instruction

or

an elective 


Winter Term

1) APD1297H - Mental Health in the Classroom: How Educators Can Help Our Most Vulnerable Students

2) APD1249H - Social-Emotional Development and Applications

3) Other Elective 


Summer/Intersession Term

1) Elective

2) Elective


Fall Term (Year 2)

1) Elective

2) Elective

ELECTIVE LIST
 


 

Learn about the *NEW* Research Practicum Course 2018-2019

 

 

Course code Course title Pre-Requisites
APD1205H Ethical Issues in Applied Psychology  
APD1210HY Research Practicum Course   *NEW 2018-2019* (full-year)  
APD1217H Foundations of Proactive Behavioural and Cognitive-Behavioural Intervention in Children APD1297H
APD1222H Approaches to Psychotherapy Across the Lifespan  
APD1236H Developmental Psychopathology APD1249H
APD1249H Social-Emotional Develpoment and Applications  
APD1256H Child Abuse: Intervention and Prevention  
APD1279H Preventative Interventions for Children at Risk  
APD1285H Psychology & Education of Children and Adolescents with Learning Disabilities APD2280H
APD1297H Mental Health in the Classroom: How Educators Can Help Our Most Vulnerable Students  
APD2280H Introduction to Special Education and Adaptive Instruction  

A range of Master's Level Special Topics courses are also offered each year. Please see the ORSS course schedule for course listings as they become available. You may also speak to your faculty advisor for updated special topics course offerings.


MIND, BRAIN, DEVELOPMENT AND RESEARCH IN APPLIED PSYCHOLOGY

This learning pathway is for students interested in learning more about research and basic psychological and educational science. 

MIND, BRAIN, DEVELOPMENT AND RESEARCH COURSE PLAN
 

Below is the suggested course plan for students who are enrolled full-time in the Mind, Brain, Development and Research in Applied Psychology learning pathway.

If you choose this option, it is strongly suggested that you consider your elective choices early so that you can complete requisite courses early in the program. 

It is recommended that you also take a research practicum (APD1210HY).

Fall term

1) APD1200H - Foundations of Human Development and Education (Required Course)

2) APD2293H - Interpretation of Educational Research; Research Methods (Required Course)

3) APD1210HY - Research Practicum
or 
a prerequisite to the elective courses you are interested in taking.


Winter Term

1) APD1249H - Social-Emotional Development and Applications

2) JOI1288H - Intermediate Statistics and Research Design; Research Methods (if not taken in fall term)

3) Other Elective 


Summer/Intersession Term

1) APD1209H - Research Methods and Thesis Preparation in APHD

2) Other Elective


Fall Term (Year 2)

1) Remainder of elective requirements

 

ELECTIVE LIST
 


 

Learn about the *NEW* Research Practicum Course 2018-2019

 

 

Course code Course title Pre-Requisites
APD1210HY Research Practicum Course   *NEW 2018-2019* (full-year)  
APD1233H Cognitive Development and Applications  
APD1236H Developmental Psychopathology APD1249H
APD1249H Social-Emotional Develpoment and Applications  
JHC1251H Reading in a Second Language  
APD1280H Symbolic Development and Learning APD1233H or APD5020H
APD1286H Foundations of Literacy Development for School Age Children APD1233H or APD5020H recommended
APD1298H Imagination, Reasoning and Learning  
APD1299H Language Acquisition and Development in Early Childhood  
APD3202H A Foundation of Program Evaluation in Social Sciences (Research Methods) JOI1287H
APD3221H Cross-cultural Perspectives on Children's Problems APD1249H
APD3286H Developmental Neuropsychology APD5012H
JOI1287H Introduction to Applied Statistics (Research Methods)  
JOI1288H Intermediate Statistics and Research Design (Research Methods) JOI1287H or equivalent

A range of Master's Level Special Topics courses are also offered each year. Please see the ORSS course schedule for course listings as they become available. You may also speak to your faculty advisor for updated special topics course offerings.