The M.Ed Programme runs over two years and is comprised of three major facets:
1. COURSE WORK
This consists of one year during which students complete four modules:
- Educational Psychology in the Community
- Adjustment / Maladjustment
- Counselling Theory and Practice
- Clinical Procedures and Psychological Assessment
Practical training is provided in conjunction with theoretical input. Students are provided with experience with clients in the Wits Education Clinic and direct practical experience in community work.
2. RESEARCH REPORT
Empirical or community action research is conducted and submitted as a research report.
A one year internship is required. This can be done at a wide range of educational institutions.
Download the guide to applicants.
Seminars in Professional Psychology (SPP)
Seminars in Professional Psychology (SPP) is a co-ordinated programme which combines the resources of Clinical Psychology, Community-Counselling Psychology and Educational Psychology. Trainee-psychologists from each of these programmes come together for a variety of seminars and workshops in the areas of psychotherapy, psychological assessment and research. The incorporation of a joint seminar programme within each specific training has many advantages. For example:
- Trainee-psychologists have the opportunity to interact with, and learn from, students in other sub-disciplines
- Trainee-psychologists are exposed to a variety of staff members with different specializations, different training backgrounds and different ways of working
- Trainee-psychologists are able to gain competence in some of the general issues of psychotherapy, assessment and research while still maintaining their programme-specific areas of speciality
- SPP facilitates communication and enrichment between the different sub-disciplines.
- SPP encourages professionalism within and between trainee-psychologists in each of the sub-disciplines.
- SPP offers a structure able to provide some of the core skills necessary for any practising psychologist, while at the same time reflecting the specializations of each Masters training programme.
SPP provides a forum for three different purposes:
- to offer high quality seminars to Masters students in professional training
- to offer a forum for staff to come together around shared professional activities and concerns
- to share information and resources for the Emthonjeni Community Centre. This centre manages client referrals and cases seen.
The module structure is designed to reflect the links between and integrations of specific programmes while at the same time emphasizing each programme?s specific areas of specialization. The Psychotherapy and Assessment modules have both SPP and programme-specific input. This means that trainee-psychologists will attend seminars within their own area of specialization as well as with students from other sub-disciplines. The Research component will be SPP-based.
- B. Ed Honours (Educational Psychology) degree or Psychology Honours degree
- Experience in the field of education and/or counselling
APPLICATION FOR STUDY
Applications are invited for the M.Ed. in Educational Psychology.
Click here for the relevant application forms.