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Applied Psychology in Educational and Community Settings Minor

Educational Psychology
College of Education and Human Development
  • Program Type: Undergraduate free-standing minor
  • Requirements for this program are current for Spring 2012
  • Required credits in this minor: 18
The applied psychology in educational and community settings (APECS) minor is an 18-credit program in the application of psychological theory (systems-ecological, developmental, behavioral, cognitive-behavioral) and scientific findings in educational settings to enhance the academic, social, and emotional competence of youth and adults. Emphasis areas include child/adolescent/adult learning and interpersonal, social, cultural, institutional, and economic contexts that shape cognition, motivation, and performance. Students gain direct experience by enrolling in either a research or community service practicum course. The APECS minor is designed to meet the needs of learners from diverse backgrounds and provide the tools necessary to keep pace with the increasing diversity found in schools and communities.
Program Delivery
This program is available:
  • via classroom (the majority of instruction is face-to-face)
Minor Requirements
APECS Required Courses
EPSY 3301 - Introduction to Educational Psychology [SOCS] (3.0 cr)
EPSY 3264 - Basic and Applied Statistics [MATH] (3.0 cr)
EPSY 3132 - Psychology of Multiculturalism in Education [DSJ] (3.0 cr)
EPSY 3302 - Introduction to Communication Skills for Educational and Community Settings (3.0 cr)
APECS Practicum
Complete 3 credits of practicum.
EPSY 3133 - Practicum: Service Learning, Psychology of Multiculturalism in Education (1.0-3.0 cr)
or EPSY 3303 - Educational Psychology Undergraduate Research Practicum (3.0 cr)
APECS Electives
EPSY 3119 - Learning, Cognition, and Assessment (3.0 cr)
or EPSY 5613 - Foundations of Special Education I [DSJ] (3.0 cr)
or EPSY 5616 - Classroom Management and Behavior Analytic Problem Solving (3.0 cr)
or EPSY 5461 - Cross-Cultural Counseling (3.0 cr)
or EPSY 5401 - Counseling Procedures (3.0 cr)
or EPSY 5432 - Foundations of Individual/Organizational Career Development (3.0 cr)
or EPSY 5221 - Principles of Educational and Psychological Measurement (3.0 cr)
or YOST 3234 - Youth Agencies, Organizations, and Youth Service Systems (3.0 cr)
or YOST 3235 - Community Building, Civic Engagement, and Civic Youthwork (4.0 cr)
or YOST 4315 - Youthwork in Schools (4.0 cr)
or YOST 4317 - Youthwork in Contested Spaces (3.0 cr)
 
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EPSY 3301 - Introduction to Educational Psychology (SOCS)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01814
Grading Basis: OPT No Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
History, current work. Future promise of educational psychology. Major topics in educational psychology. Focuses on interplay between theory, empirical research, and practical applications.
EPSY 3264 - Basic and Applied Statistics (MATH)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02317
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Introductory statistics. Emphasizes understanding/applying statistical concepts/procedures. Visual/quantitative methods for presenting/analyzing data, common descriptive indices for univariate/bivariate data. Inferential techniques.
EPSY 3132 - Psychology of Multiculturalism in Education (DSJ)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Course critically examines social and cultural diversity in the United States, confronting social issues of poverty, handicappism, homophobia, racism, sexism, victim-blaming, violence, and so on, and presenting models for change. Students examine how and why prejudices develop.
EPSY 3302 - Introduction to Communication Skills for Educational and Community Settings
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: OPT No Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Working with diverse individuals/groups in educational/community settings. Communication skills/concepts. Self-reflection on communication style.
EPSY 3133 - Practicum: Service Learning, Psychology of Multiculturalism in Education
Credits: 1.0 -3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Thirty hours of service learning in multicultural communities. Students work with children, youth, or adults in ESL tutoring or after-school youth programs. Sensitivities/competencies related to multicultural issues in U.S. society. prereq: [3132 or concurrent registration is required (or allowed) in 3132], instr consent, enrollment in APECS minor
EPSY 3303 - Educational Psychology Undergraduate Research Practicum
Credits: 3.0 [max 6.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Supervised research experience. Students are matched with University faculty members and their research projects. prereq: 3264, minor in applied psychology for educational/community settings
EPSY 3119 - Learning, Cognition, and Assessment
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: EPsy 3119/EdHD 5001
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Principles of learning, cognition, cognitive development, classroom management, motivation, instruction, and assessment. Topics: behaviorism, cognitive and social constructivism, human information processing theory, intelligence, knowledge acquisition, reasoning skills, scholastic achievement, standardized testing, reliability, validity, student evaluation, performance assessment, and portfolios.
EPSY 5613 - Foundations of Special Education I (DSJ)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Organization of educational programs/services for people with disabilities. First course for students seeking to become licensed in special education.
EPSY 5616 - Classroom Management and Behavior Analytic Problem Solving
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Assumptions, principles, procedures of problem solving approach to analyzing behavior/programs for classroom management. Conducting observations, intervening, evaluating behavioral change.
EPSY 5461 - Cross-Cultural Counseling
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Effect of cross-cultural/cross-national psychological differences in human traits/characteristics. Framework for development/implementation of counseling interventions.
EPSY 5401 - Counseling Procedures
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Emphasis on the counseling relationship and principles of interviewing. Case studies, role playing, and demonstration. For individuals whose professional work includes counseling and interviewing. prereq: Upper div student
EPSY 5432 - Foundations of Individual/Organizational Career Development
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Spring Even Year
Introduction to individual and organizational career development theory and practice. Examines critical issues in work patterns, work values, and workplaces in a changing global society, with implications for career planning, development, and transitions, emphasizing personal and organizational change. For nonmajors: serves students in adult ed, HRD, IR, college student advising, and other related fields.
EPSY 5221 - Principles of Educational and Psychological Measurement
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Concepts, principles, and methods in educational/psychological measurement. Reliability, validity, item analysis, scores, score reports (e.g., grades). Modern measurement theories, including item response theory and generalizability theory. Emphasizes construction, interpretation, use, and evaluation of assessments regarding achievement, aptitude, interests, attitudes, personality, and exceptionality.
YOST 3234 - Youth Agencies, Organizations, and Youth Service Systems
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01137
Typically offered: Every Spring
Communities/governmental responses to young people as potential problems through agencies, programs, and other organizational forms. Purpose, structure, and activities of such forms. How the forms are/are not integrated into youth service systems. prereq: [Two soc/anth courses, work experience in youth [agency or org]] or instr consent
YOST 3235 - Community Building, Civic Engagement, and Civic Youthwork
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01127 - YoSt 3235/YoSt 5235
Typically offered: Every Spring
Reciprocities between youth development and community development brought about by young people's civic engagement. Individual, social, and political change by/for young people and their community. prereq: [2001, One basic course in Pol, one basic course in Soc] or instr consent
YOST 4315 - Youthwork in Schools
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01138
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Craft of youthwork as a framework to understand life-worlds of young people and a practice to enhance healthy development. How young people often divide their lives into artificial/harmful divide: ?school? and ?not school.? prereq: Introductory course in education or instr consent
YOST 4317 - Youthwork in Contested Spaces
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Consequences of rganized violence on everyday lives/futures of youth. Violence in conflict/post-conflict societies. Role of youthwork under these circumstances. prereq: 1001 or 2101 or instr consent; 3101 recommended