Course Catalog - 2019-2020

     

EDUC 305 - EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY

Long Title: EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY
Department: Education
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Lecture/Laboratory
Credit Hours: 3
Restrictions:
Must be enrolled in one of the following Level(s):
Undergraduate Professional
Visiting Undergraduate
Undergraduate
Description: The goal of this course is to introduce students to a psychological understanding of teaching and learning through an overview of principles, issues, and related research in educational psychology. Students in this course will examine theories of learning, complex cognitive processes, cognitive and emotional development, and motivation. These constructs will be applied to effective instruction, the design of optimum learning environments, assessment of student learning, and teaching in diverse classrooms. Required for those seeking teacher certification. This course requires five hours of observation in a local secondary school. Graduate/Undergraduate Equivalency: EDUC 505. Mutually Exclusive: Cannot register for EDUC 305 if student has credit for EDUC 505.