Course areas are provided to help DPE MEd Students who are interested in pursuing courses around a specific focus understand what courses are available from within the Department of Applied Psychology & Human Development (and what pre-requisite courses may be required to complete first).
Each course area 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 course areas will graduate with a Master of Education in Developmental Psychology & Education.
- Education & Special Education
- Mental Health & Education
- Mind, Brain, Development and Research
*Course Areas will not appear on your transcript or degree.
*MEd DPE students are not required to choose a course areas. These course areas are designed to help you choose courses around topic areas that interest you.
*MEd DPE students are not restricted to courses only within a selected course area, nor do they need to take all courses within a course area. Students are free to take courses across different course areas.
Education & Special Education
This course area is for students who want to understand how research is applied to teaching, learning, classrooms, schools, and educational policy.
If you are interested in various courses in this course area, it is strongly suggested that you complete courses APD1233H and APD1281H early in the program, as they are requisite courses for many electives listed below.
Mental Health Education
This course area is designed for students who want to understand how psychology can be applied to mental health and education.
Mind, Brain, Development & Research in Applied Psychology
This course area is for students interested in learning more about research and basic psychological and educational science.