Educational Psychology and Leadership Studies
Inclusive education, role of teacher knowledge, beliefs and practices in diverse and inclusive classrooms, teacher education for diversity, online teaching and learning, assistive technology, universal design for learning
Relational perspectives of international student transition and adjustment, including academic success, mentoring, and career transitions; qualitative research approaches including narrative, focused ethnography, and critical incident
Learning, Development and Instructional Sciences - This program integrates the psychology of learning and instruction with the psychology of human biological, cognitive, emotional, and social development. The developmental content of this focus area embraces a life-span methodological perspective, but focuses primarily on the first two decades of life. The learning portion of this focus area is applicable across the life-span.
Measurement, Evaluation and Computer Applications - The Measurement, Evaluation and Computer Applications focus provides students with the opportunity to pursue advanced study in measurement, statistics, evaluation, and technology; and to support individual research investigation of a significant topic within these areas. Topics of interest include large-scale assessment, classroom assessment of student achievement, and educational technology.
Special Education - The Special Education focus area provides the opportunity for advanced study in research and practice to support the needs of students with exceptionalities such as students with learning disabilities, emotional and behaviour disorders, sensory impairments, communication disorders, intellectual and physical disabilities, chronic health conditions, or students who are gifted. Practices that promote inclusion, resilience, and the developmental health of exceptional populations across multiple contexts (e.g., school, home, community) are emphasized.