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2021-2022 Catalog 
2021-2022 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Educational Psychology Minor

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Professors: David Foster, Ethan McMahan, Lauren Roscoe, Chehalis Strapp, Tamina Toray
Associate professors: Jaime Cloud
Assistant professors: Kathy Espino-Pérez, Alicia Ibaraki, Dan McCarthy, Jay Schwartz


Provide students with an interdisciplinary foundation of knowledge and skills drawn from the fields of psychology and education. Students will develop critical thinking skills and apply research to improve learning, behavior and mental health.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Demonstrate fundamental knowledge and comprehension of the major concepts, theoretical perspectives, historical trends, and empirical findings to discuss how psychological principles apply to behavioral problems.
  2. Apply scientific reasoning and problem solving, including effective research methods to critically analyze human behavior.
  3. Demonstrate knowledge of and/or apply ethically and socially responsible behaviors for professional and personal settings in a landscape that involves increasing diversity.
  4. Demonstrate competence in writing and in oral and interpersonal communication skills.
  5. Apply psychology-specific content and skills, effective self-reflection, project-management skills, teamwork skills, and career preparation.

The educational psychology minor should be planned with an adviser. Consists of a minimum of 27 credit hours, of which at least 15 hours must be upper division. All students complete a required core, then choose from electives listed below.

Elective Credits: 13

  • Must include at least 6 hours of ED or SPED coursework.
  • Minimum of 13 credits

Total Credits: 27

  • Minimum of 27 credits

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