College of Education and Human Development

Department of Educational Psychology

Graduate minors and certificates

Explore educational psychology graduate minors and certificates. We offer a graduate minor in educational psychology, a special education minor for master's students, an online certificate in autism spectrum disorder (ASD), a gifted and talented education certificate, and a learning sciences post baccalaureate certificate.

Graduate minors

    Graduate minor in educational psychology

    The Department of Educational Psychology's graduate minor is for master's and PhD students in another program at the University of Minnesota who are interested in a minor in educational psychology.

    We also offer the minor in educational psychology with an emphasis in psychological foundations of education and quantitative methods in education.

    Special education minor for master's students

    Complement your master’s degree with the knowledge and skills to improve the way your field supports people with disabilities by earning a graduate minor in special education.

    Students wishing to pursue this graduate minor must be currently enrolled in a graduate degree program at the University of Minnesota. Students with an educational psychology major may elect a minor in special education, but no courses may count for both the major and the minor.

    Graduate certificates

      Online autism spectrum disorder certificate

      Help young people with ASD and their families. As a student in the ASD certificate program, you’ll receive specialized training in assessment, intervention, and treatment evaluation. You’ll leave the program equipped with the most effective instructional and behavioral methods for working with individuals with ASD from infancy to age 21.

      Additional areas of focus include: ethical issues related to treatment delivery, the need for supervision by qualified professionals, and the limits of candidates’ individual skills.

      Talent development and gifted education certificate

      Help gifted and talented students learn and grow. This program is intended to give teachers, administrators, education professionals, and other individuals with an interest in K-12 and postsecondary schools and other settings the opportunity to obtain the knowledge and skills necessary to develop, implement, and supervise programs in the education of gifted and talented students.

      This program will prepare you to encourage and develop human talents in areas of academic, artistic and athletic skills (cognitive, affective and psychomotor skills) and other skills.

      Learning sciences post baccalaureate certificate

      Shape your teaching and research through better understanding of how people learn. As a student in our learning sciences certificate program, you’ll study learning theories, methodologies, designs, and evidence-based practices central to teaching and conducting research that supports the learning process. You’ll take courses in educational psychology, curriculum and instruction, computer science, and broader areas of education and human development.

      Throughout your coursework, you’ll explore how individuals learn and develop across educational, social, cultural, and technological contexts. This understanding will help you inform effective and equitable educational research, instruction, and policies.

      Affiliated certificate

      Learning analytics graduate certificate

      The learning analytics graduate certificate will allow you to effectively incorporate analytics into educational practice and research while gaining an understanding of the fundamentals of learning analytics. This certificate is offered through the Department of Curriculum and Instruction in partnership with our joint Learning Informatics Lab.