Your recommended plan of study includes 9 hours of core courses, embedded within a minimum of 36 to 38 hours of relevant coursework.
Some courses incorporate multiple perspectives, themes of equity and social justice, a focus on the needs and experiences of diverse children and youth, and implications for leadership around assessment themes in today's schools.
There is a wide range of educational psychology (EPSY) and research/evaluation methodology (REM) courses available to program students. For example, three learning courses are available that address approaches to young children's learning, human learning, of school-age persons, and adult learning. Three courses also address development - child development, adolescent development, and human development over the lifespan. Some EPSY courses available are: children's thinking; the psychology of gifted, talented and creative children; social psychology of learning, cognition and instruction; human motivation; advanced abnormal psychology; theories of personality development and change; and a seminar focusing on the history and contributions of educational psychology. The REM courses available to students also are numerous. Orientation courses exist in basic statistics, research, measurement, and evaluation. Courses designed especially for educators include assessment for teachers and research for teachers. Courses in REM also are taught dealing with qualitative research (both basic and advanced), intermediate statistics, survey research, mixed methods research, advanced quantitative design and analysis courses, and the like. Many of these courses, expecially those addressing data analysis, include related computer applications.