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Career Profile: Educational Psychologist

Education is a very significant field of career. It is concerned with the pedagogy of teaching and learning. The field of Educational Psychological is highly specialised.

The Career Profile of the Educational Psychologist will be described in this article. He works with mainstream schools in developing policies, programs and resources to provide support for students with special educational needs.

He or she evaluates and improves the systems developed for these students, and provides special training for school personnel. Often the work includes the collecting and analysing of information required to evaluate the effectiveness of certain educational courses and programs.

Person in this line of career must possess a strong professional integrity, be able to understand and satisfy the needs of different groups of individuals, as well as to provide professional advice to schools and the families of special needs children based on a thorough research and evaluation of the schools’ systems. An educational psychologist must have very keen social perceptiveness.

An Educational Psychologist must have a Basic Degree in Psychology, a Postgraduate Diploma in Education, at least 2-3 years of teaching experience, and Postgraduate Professional Training in Educational Psychology, with at least a Master’s in Educational Psychology.