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Certificate in Educational Psychology (CEP)

Course Title : Certificate in Educational Psychology (CEP)

For whom

(target group)

This is a structured comprehensive foundation program / course for all those who wish to study and obtain the essential body of knowledge (BOK) and training in the basic theories and principles of Educational Psychology. This course is essential for practicing primary and secondary school teachers, special education teachers, trainee teachers, assistant teachers and teacher aides and other teacher training and psychology students who want to broaden their theoretical knowledge and practical skills in the field of educational psychology, or also for those who wish to embark on further academic and/or professional studies and practical training in the field of advanced Educational Psychology, Child and Adolescent Psychology, Teacher Training, Education Management and Pedagogy in Sri Lanka or abroad.
Entry Requirements :
University Graduates or Members of recognized Professional bodies, or School Teachers or Assistant Teachers, or Professional / Academic Diploma or Advanced / Higher (National) Diploma holders or Holders of a Certificate / Diploma in Teacher Training, Education, Psychology or Counselling, and Age not less than 18 years, and Fluency of the English language is essential.
Course Duration : 3 Months (36 Hours) – part time study
Contact Hours : 3 Hrs. per week
Total No. of Classes : 12 class-contact sessions
Total No. of Contact Hrs : 36 Hrs. of Lectures and teaching/discussion time
Class Times :

3.00 p.m to 6.00 p.m. (on a weekday for the group class) Individual Fast-Track Class: Flexible (3 hours per week – on weekdays)


Course Modules (Syllabus Outline) :

  1. Introduction to the philosophy and the historical development of Educational Psychology
  2. The Learning Process
  3. Behaviourism
  4. Knowledge Construction and Constructivism
  5. Introduction to Special Education
  6. Learning Disabilities (LD)
  7. Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  8. Intellectual Disabilities
  9. Behavioural Disorders
  10. Physical Disabilities and Sensory Impairments
  11. Student Development
  12. Physical Development
  13. Cognitive Development
  14. Social Development
  15. Moral Development
  16. Student Diversity
  17. Gender Differences
  18. Cultural Differences
  19. Guiding the Instructional Process
  20. Introduction to Classroom Management
  21. Evaluating Students
  22. Motivating Students


Mode of Final Examination and Assessment

The award of the IMH Certificate in Educational Psychology (CEP) will be contingent upon passing a 2-hour internally set unseen MCQ final examination paper to be answered on a closed book examination mode at the IMH premises.

Regular Group Course Fees :
Rs. 27,000/- + Rs. 1,000/- for registration (Could be paid by cash, credit card or cheque in two equal installments of Rs. 14,000/-)
Individual Course Fees :
Rs. 49,000/- + Rs. 1,000/- for registration (Could be paid by cash, credit card or cheque in two equal installments of Rs. 25,000/-)
Course Start Date :

Group Class: Monday 24th February 2014 (A maximum of only 8 students will be enrolled for the group class)


Individual Class: On a mutually agreeable timetable schedule - date and time (to be decided jointly by the participant and the resource person).



Resource Person  :

Dr. Romesh Jayasinghe FRSPH(UK) FRSA(UK) Educator / Trainer, Psychotherapist, Master Life Coach ICPT Esteemed Council Member