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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 4613 - Foundations of Special Education I (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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