Educational psychology as a field focuses on learning processes. This concentration focuses on the theoretical and applied aspects of learning, motivation, human development, personality, assessment, teaching, and evaluation in educational settings. Coursework enables students to apply psychological principles to the learning process in the classroom context during childhood and adolescence. The concentration in educational psychology may be of interest to students who are planning to attend graduate school in educational psychology, developmental psychology, or education. In addition, the coursework will help prepare students to work in businesses that have an educational component or in educational settings themselves. Furthermore, students with general elective credits may choose to pick up additional psychology courses with this additional concentration.
Students must earn a minimum GPA of 2.00 in all course work applied to the concentration.
Students pursuing the concentration in educational psychology take 12 credits.