Educational Psychology

EPY 201 Field Experience:  Child Development 1 SH
This course permits students who completed the academic content of EPY 203 through examination, transfer or course equivalency to satisfy the required 15 hours of reflective independent field observation of two students, grades K-6 in a public school. Prerequisite: Approval of E&EP Chairperson.

EPY 202 Field Experience:  Adolescent Development 1 SH
This course permits students who completed the academic content of EPY 204 through examination, transfer or course equivalency to satisfy the required 15 hours of reflective independent field observation of two students, grades 7-12 in a public school. Prerequisite: Approval of E&EP Chairperson.

EPY 203 Child Development in School 3 SH
Major theories and research about child development in school settings are emphasized. Other topics include the interrelationship of heredity and environment; cognitive and socialization processes; learning and teaching styles; conflict resolution; and family, peer and media influences on growth in a culturally diverse society. Completion of 15 hours of required classroom exposure throughout the semester is designed to combine theory with educational practices. Prerequisite: Education major or department approval; completion of 30 credits of course work with a cumulative GPA 2.67 or higher.

EPY 204 Adolescent Development in School 3 SH
Major theories and research about adolescent development in school settings are emphasized. Other topics include the effects of heredity and environment; socialization processes; measurement and assessment of intelligence; learning styles; conflict resolution; exceptionality; and family, peer, school and media influences on growth in a culturally diverse society. Completion of 15 hours of required classroom exposure throughout the semester is designed to combine theory with educational practices. Prerequisite: Education major or department approval, completion of 30 credits of course work with a cumulative GPA 2.67 or higher.

EPY 405 Introduction to Special Education 3 SH
An introductory course to the field of special education. A survey of the various syndromes associated with special needs populations. Various intervention methods and techniques are introduced for each of the special learners. Prerequisite: EPY 203 or 204, or PSY 210 or 211.

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