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Core Curriculum Coursework

Pre-Requisite Coursework

Applicants to the M.Ed. program should have taken these courses or their equivalents during their undergraduate program or prior to application for the M.Ed. in Child Studies.

  • PSY-PC 1250: Developmental Psychology, or equivalent (3)
  • PSY-PC 2110: Introduction to Statistical Analysis, or equivalent (3)

Core Curriculum Coursework

All students are required to complete 12-18 credit hours of core curriculum classes. The exact sequence varies depending on the track selected. Graduate course requirements for Vanderbilt 5th year students and external Master's applicants are identical.

For students pursuing the Applied Professional Track, the requirements include the following 12 credit hours:

  • PSY-PC 6010: Applied Child Studies (3)
  • PSY-PC 6020: Advanced Applied Child Studies (3)
  • PSY-PC 7950: Child Development Practicum (6)

For students pursuing the Empirical Research Track, the requirements include the following 18 credit hours:

  • PSY-PC 6010: Applied Child Studies (3)
  • PSY-PC 6020: Advanced Applied Child Studies (3)
  • PSY-PC 7951: Child Development Practicum (6)
  • PSY-PC 7850: Developmental Research Methods (3)
  • PSY-GS 8861: Statistical Inference (3)

 
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