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Faculty of Educational Sciences and Psychology
The field of Psychology was among the first fields established at Alzahra University in 1343/ 1964 which was later expanded into three branches of Counselling and Advising, Psychology of Exceptional Children and Industrial Psychology. After the Cultural Revolution, this department was embedded in the faculty of Literature, Theology and Human sciences and was part of this faculty until 1372/1993, along with other departments including Librarianship and Social Sciences. After that the faculty of Psychology and Social Sciences continued its activities independently. Currently, this faculty contains five departments at undergraduate, graduate and doctoral levels, including:
Currently, this department admits university students in
fields of Clinical Psychology, Psychology of Exceptional Children (undergraduate
level) and General Psychology (graduate and doctoral levels). The graduates are
capable of preliminary diagnosis and pathology of mental disorders and can
cooperate in task forces as facilitators or references.
Educational Psychology Department
Educational Psychology department commenced its activities
in 1369/ 1990 as one of the divisions of Educational Sciences through admitting
Master's degree students. Since 1382/ 2003 it has continued its activities
independently upon the division of Educational Psychology department into three
separate departments. This field is engaged with the following issues:
Knowledge and Information Science Department
The rapid development of human societies and increase in data production and emergence of new tools necessitate the presence of educated individuals who are capable of conducting research and data dissemination. Knowledge and Information Science department commenced its activities in 1356/ 1977 through admitting Master's degree students. After the Cultural Revolution, it resumed its activities in 1360/1981 at college level and since 1371/ 1992 it has been running undergraduate courses. Currently, the department is running its first Master's degree program. The graduates become well trained at planning and managing libraries and information centers; conducting technical affairs and specialized services at libraries and information centers; updating facilities and services of these centers and conducting knowledge and information- related research projects.
Counseling and Advising department
The complexity of social conditions occurred as a result of
dramatic social, scientific, economic and cultural changes has led to various
educational, occupational, emotional and mental problems; which highlight the
significant role of counselors and advisors.
Planning and Management Department
Planning and Management Department began its activities in
1366/ 1987 as one of the branches of Educational Sciences. Since 1382/ 2003 it
has continued its activities separately through admitting students for
Educational Planning and Management (undergraduate level) and Educational
Management, History and Philosophy of Education, Curriculum Planning (Masters).
The education of Educational Planning and Management students involves:
familiarity with Islamic management in general and educational management in
particular; familiarity with different educational management theories;
familiarity with education and training goals; familiarity with practical
approaches in education and training of offices' organizations; organizations
and budget planning; familiarity with curriculum planning; establishing
relations with teachers and trainers; gaining the ability of recognizing
educational issues and problems; familiarity with general principles of
education and training with regard to educational management.
• Library and computer site
Dean of Faculty
Dr. Saeid Rezaei SahrifAbadi