Master of Arts in Education in School and Child Psychology


Program Description

The School of Education is a learning community at the Ana G. Méndez University campus of Carolina. Developed to "think, build, inquire, investigate, serve and for the training and personal and professional development of teachers." According to the institutional mission, the learning paradigm, together with student attention, the constructivist approach and the cognitive-humanist theoretical framework are the center of the pedagogical performance of the school and its academic programs. Our baccalaureate, master's and professional certificate programs prepare the future teachers and leaders of our public and private education system, as well as other education professionals that our society needs. For our School, educating is its essence, providing an integrated curriculum to a philosophical-sociological-psychological framework, consistent with its goals and objectives, as well as an environment conducive to learning and for the continuous improvement of educational quality. Our commitment is to guide and collaborate with those initiatives that are inherent in our body of knowledge, including graduate programs.

Curriculum Content

Core component: Research methods

  • SPSY 506 Research Methods
  • STAG 504 Graduated Statistics

Core component: Ethical, theoretical and biopsychosocial aspects

  • SPSY 500 Personality Theories
  • SPSY 502 Human Learning
  • SPSY 508 Human Development Psychology
  • SPSY 510 Physiological Aspects of Human Behavior

Specialty component: Ethical, theoretical and practical aspects

  • SPSY 530 Ethical and Professional Aspects of School and Child Psychology in Work Scenarios
  • SPSY 532 Theoretical Principles of Psychological Evaluation and Measurement
  • SPSY 630 Counseling Models
  • SPSY 632 Theories and Social Systems in the Family, School and Community
  • SPSY 633 Prevention and Crisis Intervention
  • SPSY 634 Consulting Perspectives in Learning and Development Communities

Specialty component: Measurement and evaluation

  • SPSY 534 Psychoeducational Evaluation
  • SPSY 535 Socio-Emotional Evaluation

Specialty component: Education, Teaching, Special Education and Special Conditions

  • ECEG 623 Children with Special Needs: Early Interventions
  • EDUG 526 Teaching Methodology
  • SPSY 631 Special Conditions of Behavior in Children, Children and Adolescents

Specialty Component: Internship / Supervised Practice

  • SPSY 635 Internship I (600 hours)
  • SPSY 636 Internship II (600 hours)

Investigation project

  • SPSY 637 Research Project

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Sequential Curriculum

First year

First semester

  • SPSY 500
  • SPSY 530
  • STAG 504

Second semester

  • SPSY 502
  • SPSY 506
  • SPSY 508

Summer session (June and July)

  • SPSY 532
Second year

First semester

  • SPSY 510
  • SPSY 534
  • SPSY 630

Second semester

  • SPSY 535
  • SPSY 631
Third year

First semester

  • ECEG 623
  • SPSY 632
  • SPSY 633

Second semester

  • EDUG 526
  • SPSY 634
Fourth year

First semester

  • SPSY 635

Second semester

  • SPSY 636
  • SPSY 637

Important notes:

  1. Students must obtain an academic evaluation with the program coordinator before completing the enrollment process.
  2. The courses are not approved with a D grade, they must be approved with C or more. C-approved courses do not have to be repeated, as long as they do not affect the average. Minimum graduation average is 3 .00.
  3. Due to the nature of the population with which it is going to intervene, the schedule of Internship I and II is diurnal. Total hours: 1,200.
  4. During the Internship II experience you can start collecting data or writing the text of the research project, as you decide.
  5. Prerequisite of the master's degree: (a) Bachelor's degree in psychology or education from an accredited university or (b) Baccalaureate in another discipline and that has passed the following courses with A or B: Introductory Psychology or General Psychology (3 credits), Statistics (3 credits), Social Psychology (3 credits), Research Methods (3 credits), Educational Psychology (3 credits) and Human Growth and Development or Evolutionary Psychology (3 credits)
  6. Enrollment in the research project course (SPSY 637) requires prior authorization from the program coordinator or other authorized officer.
Last updated Mar 2020

About the School

La Universidad Ana G. Méndez es una institución de educación superior que cuenta con una extensa trayectoria de ofrecimientos de programas que cumplen con los más altos estándares de excelencia académ ... Read More

La Universidad Ana G. Méndez es una institución de educación superior que cuenta con una extensa trayectoria de ofrecimientos de programas que cumplen con los más altos estándares de excelencia académica. Al conocer la oferta académica, amplia y actualizada, sabemos que encontraras el programa y la modalidad de aprendizaje que mejor se adapta a tu estilo de vida. Read less