Human Development, Master of Education (M.Ed.)

Non-thesis only: 30 credits required 

The Master of Education degree in Human Development has the following requirements: Minimum of 30 credits of coursework, including EDMS645. A minimum of 15 hours in courses numbered 600-800, with the remainder in the 400 series or above. Required courses focus on biological, social, cognitive, and personality development and in quantitative methods. A written comprehensive examination and seminar paper are required to be taken at the end of the coursework.

The Off Campus Master of Education program curriculum is designed to respond to developmental and motivational challenges faced by teachers and other professionals who work with children and adolescents in education settings. This is not a certification program. The program uses a cohort model. Each fall a new cohort of students begins the program, which runs for two years, including one summer semester. To graduate, students must successfully complete 30 credits of study and a seminar paper. Classes are held off campus, primarily at the Universities at Shady Grove. For More information, please visit

Course Title Credits
Required courses:
EDHD690Theoretical Foundations of Human Development3
EDMS645Quantitative Research Methods I3
EDHD720Social Development and Socialization Processes3
EDHD721Cognitive Development and Learning: An Introduction3
EDHD775Human Development and Neuroscience3
Select five of the following:15
Peer-Culture and Group Processes in Human Development
Culture, Context, and Development
Selected Topics in Human Development
The Development of Achievement Motivation
Language and Literacy Development
Social Cognition and Moral Reasoning
Total Credits30