Educational and Counseling Psychology (EDP)
Presents theories and concepts of human development, learning, and motivation and applies them to interpreting and explaining human behavior and interaction in relation to teaching across the developmental span from early childhood to adulthood. Requires field experience of a minimum of 15 clock hours in instructor-approved educational agencies. Lecture: 3 credits (45 contact hours).
Introduces the characteristics and instructional needs of exceptional learners with an overview of principles, procedures, methods, and materials for adapting educational programs to accommodate the integration of exceptional children in regular classrooms, when appropriate. Requires field experience of a minimum of 12 clock hours in instructor-approved educational agencies. Lecture: 3 credits (45 contact hours).
Provides students with a theoretical background of motivation and behavior. Reviews current classroom practices to motivate students and ensure positive classroom behavior. Applies strategies to classroom situations. Teaches basic research methods that apply strategies to classroom situations. Lecture: 3.0 credits (45 contact hours).