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Cognitive Studies in Education
Teachers College, Columbia University
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Cognitive Studies in Education

In the Department of Human Development

Degrees > Master of Education (Ed.M.)

Master of Education (Ed.M.)

Core Courses (9 points):

  • HUDK 4029 Human cognition and learning (3)
  • HUDK 4080 Educational psychology (3)
  • HUDK 5023 Cognitive development (3)

Statistics/Research Design (minimum of 12 points):

  • HUD 4120 Methods of empirical research (3)
  • HUDM 4120 Basic concepts in statistics (3) (if no undergraduate statistics)
  • HUDM 4122 Probability and statistical inference (3)
  • HUDM 5059 Psychological measurement (3)
  • HUDM 5122 Applied regression analysis (3)

Research (6 points):

  • HUDK 5324 Research work practicum (2-3) or, by permission, a 6000-level research work practicum, minimum of  2 semesters.

Breadth Requirement (9 points):
To satisfy college requirements, all students must complete a minimum of three Teachers College courses (a course for this purpose is one in which at least 2 points are earned) outside of HUDK. Must select at least two of the following:

  • A&HF 4090 Philosophies of education (3)
  • A&HL 4000 Introduction to linguistics (3)
  • BBS 5068-5069 Brain and behavior I and II (1-2 each; total of 3)
  • BBSQ 4040 Introduction to communication disorders (2-3)
  • ITSF 4010 Cultural and social bases of education (3-4)
  • MSTU 4008 Information technology and education (3)
  • MSTU 4036 Hypermedia and education (2-3)
  • MSTU 4133 Cognition and computers (3)
  • ORLJ 4005 Organizational psychology (3)

Specialized Courses (24-27 points):
Selected in consultation with an advisor and focusing on one of the following areas:
 
Cognition and Learning:

  • HUDK 4015 Psychology of thinking (3)
  • HUDK 4027 Development of mathematical thinking (3)
  • HUDK 5024 Language development (2-3)
  • HUDK 5025 Spatial thinking (3)
  • HUDK 5030 Visual explanations (3)
  • HUDK 5034 Cognitive research methods and applications (3)
  • Topics courses in developmental psychology (1-3)
  • HUDM 5058 Choice and decision making (3)
  • HBSK 5096 The psychology of memory  (3)

Intelligent Technologies:

  • HUDK 4035 Technology and human development (3)
  • HUDK 5025 Spatial thinking (3)
  • HUDK 5030 Visual explanations (3)
  • HUDK 5039 Design of intelligent learning environments (3)
  • HUDK 5198 Psychology of instructional systems design (2-3)
  • Topics courses in developmental psychology (1-3)
  • MSTU 4083 Instructional design of educational technology (3)

Reading Research:

  • HUDK 5024 Language development (2-3)
  • HUDK 5080 Experimental psychology: Schooling and reading (2-3)
  • HUDK 5090 Psychology of language and reading (2-3)
  • HUDK 6095 Critical review of current journals in psychology (3)
  • Topics courses in developmental psychology (1-3)
  • HBSK 4074 Development of reading comprehension strategies and study skills (3)

Cognitive Studies of Educational Practice:

  • EDPS 4021 Sociology of education (3)
  • HUDK 4035 Technology and human development (3)
  • Topics courses in developmental psychology (1-3)
  • ORL 5522 Evaluation methods I (3)
  • HBSK 4074 Development of reading comprehension strategies and study skills (3)
  • HBSK 5099 Writing interventions theory and practice (3)

Integrative Project: Varies according to selected area of focus: Cognition and Learning -- an empirical cognitive research study; Intelligent Technologies -- creation and evaluation of an educational technology program; Reading Research -- an empirical reading research paper; Cognitive Studies of Educational Practice -- an empirical study of cognition in a classroom setting.