Educational Psychology (EDP)
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- SD - Science Distributive Requirement
- BSD - Behavioral & Social Science Distributive Requirement
- HD - Humanities Distributive Requirement
- AD - Arts Distributive Requirement
- EC - English Composition Requirement
- I - Interdisciplinary Requirement
- J - Diverse Communities Requirement
- W - Writing Emphasis Requirement
- SE - Speaking Emphasis Requirement
- ET - Ethics Requirement
- F - Foreign Languages Culture Cluster
- AR - Arabic Culture Cluster
- ASL - American Sign Language Culture Cluster
- CC - Classical Civilizations Culture Cluster
- FA - French & Francophone Area Culture Cluster
- GER - German Culture Cluster
- IT - Italian Culture Cluster
- REE - Russian & Eastern European Culture Cluster
- SP - Spanish Culture Cluster
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EDP 199. Transfer Credits. 1-10 Credits.
Repeatable for Credit.
EDP 200. Middle Grades Cognition. 3 Credits.
This course focuses on the study of cognitive development and cognition research related to middle grade students in the context of educational psychology. It also examines selected learning theories, motivation, and classroom management. There is a field experience.
EDP 201. Young Adolescent/Adolescent Development and Learning Theories. 3 Credits.
This course is a study of the physical, personal, social and emotional development of early through late adolescence in the context of classroom teaching; it also examines selected learning theories. There is a field component.
EDP 250. Educational Psychology. 3 Credits.
A study of learning in relation to the physical, social, emotional, and intellectual aspects of personality.
Distance education offering may be available.
EDP 280. Developmental and Psychological Perspectives in Education. 3 Credits.
This course is designed to provide students with a general introduction to educational psychology along with theories of human growth and development. The course is designed to assist students in understanding and applying developmental theories and psychological research to central questions of learning and education. Multiple theoretical traditions (e.g., developmental, biological, cognitive science, sociocultural, contextual, motivational, critical, and psychoanalytic) will be considered and critiqued. Larger societal issues will also be considered, as they impact and/or are informed by principles of educational psychology. The course will equip students to understand their own pedagogical histories as well as to critically analyze and critique schooling and educational practice in the United States and globally. The course is especially relevant to those considering careers in teaching, educational policy-making, human resources, public service, student affairs, counseling, and the health sciences.
Typically offered in Fall & Spring.
EDP 349. Adolescent Development. 3 Credits.
This course focuses on the emotional, social, intellectual, moral, physical, and self-concept factors shaping human behavior with emphasis on adolescent behavior.
EDP 467. Group Dynamics. 3 Credits.
A group process course designed to help students develop their personal effectiveness in group situations.