The minor is designed to provide undergraduate students with knowledge and expertise in Educational Psychology. Educational Psychologists are interested in applications of psychology to education, broadly defined. A minor in Educational Psychology will allow students to explore learning and teaching in classrooms as well as other educational outreach programs. Such explorations, along with students' knowledge of major content areas, will provide viable possibilities for future careers and a deeper appreciation for learning in a variety of contexts.
Coursework counting toward the minor cannot also count toward Area A-E of the undergraduate degree.
A grade of C or higher is required in all courses counting toward the minor.
The coursework in the minor will include three required courses focusing on Educational psychology to ensure students explore and research critical areas of the field.
A. Required Courses (9 hours):
EDUC 2130 Exploring Learning and Teaching (3)
EPY 2050 Human Growth and Development (3)
EPY 4960 Seminar in Educational psychology (3)
B. Students must select 9 hours (at least 6 hours at or above the 3000 level) from the following list:
EDUC 2120 Exploring Sociocultural Perspectives of Diversity in Educational Context (3)
EPY 2040 The Science of Learning: Theories, Application, and Practice (3)
EPY 3010 Learning, Memory, and Cognition in the Real World (3)
EPY 4190 Introduction to Behavioral Analysis (3)
EPY 4360 Learning and Development During Adolescence (3)
Another course may be selected with consent of advisor.
Total Program: minimum of 18 hours
Students who have questions regarding the Minor in Educational Psychology may contact the College of Education’s Office of Academic Assistance at 404-413- 8000 or the Department of Educational Psychology at 404-413-8311.