Educational Psychology Courses

BEP
110
Hours
3
Intro Learning Strateg Skills

Provides students with a theoretical and practical understanding of the importance and use of specific learning strategies. This course will also engage students in reflective decision making and critical evaluation of their learning process.

BEP
220
Hours
3
Brain, Learning, and Cognition

The purpose of this course is to provide students with a comprehensive overview of the behavioral and neuroscientific aspects of learning, memory, and cognition.

Prerequisite(s): PY 101
BEP
305
Hours
3
Educational Psychology

Covers the psychological principles basic to an understanding of the learner, the learning process, and the learning situation.

Prerequisite(s): PY 101 or HD 101 or PY 105
BEP
310
Hours
1-2
Lab-based Research Practicum

The goal of this course is to provide students with hands-on experiences in conducting educational neuroscience research.

Prerequisite(s): BEP 305
BEP
330
Hours
3
Computational Methods in Educational Neuroscience

The goal in this course is to provide a comprehensive overview of computational methods used in educational neuroscience research.

Prerequisite(s): BER 346 and BER 345
BEP
360
Hours
3
Social Psychol Foundtns Educ

An examination of the social, psychological, philosophical, and historical foundations of education in a modern democratic society. Critical attention is paid to contrasting theories of human nature, the learner and the learning process that, when combined with judgments about the purpose and conduct of life, have shaped pedagogy.

Prerequisite(s): PY 101 or HD 101 or PY 105
BEP
400
Hours
3
Topics in Ed Neuro: Numerical Cognition

The goal of this course is to provide a comprehensive overview of the different areas of research in numerical cognition research and how they have shaped our approaches to learning and teaching mathematics.

Prerequisite(s): BEP 350 and BER 345 and BEP 305
BEP
420
Hours
3
Topics in Educational Neuroscience: Scientific Thinking and Reasoning

This course focuses on how educational neuroscience research inform science teaching and learning.

Prerequisite(s): BEP 305
BEP
450
Hours
3
Topics in Ed Neuro: Moral Psychology & Ethical Development

An overview of the psychology of morality with a focus on the processes leading to moral action.

Prerequisite(s): BER 305
BEP
460
Hours
3
Topics in Ed Neuro: Reading, Language and the Brain

In this course, students will examine how human linguistic properties are acquired, developed, organized, and processed in the brain.

Prerequisite(s): BEP 305
BEP
480
Hours
4
Neuroimaging

This course will cover: a brief overview of neuroimaging methods, experimental design and analysis issues in neuroimaging research and how neuroimaging methods are used in educational neuroscience.

Prerequisite(s): BEP 220
BEP
490
Hours
4
Electrophysiology

This course provides an overview of electrophysiological methods (e.g. EEG/ERP) used in the field of educational Neuroscience to conduct research on learning and cognition.

Prerequisite(s): BEP 220

Courses for Educational Research

BER
340
Hours
3
Introduction to Qualitative Research

This course is an introduction to qualitative research that centers on discussions related to the application of qualitative research methods and an understanding of the issues involved in qualitative research ethics, design, analysis and writing. The course is organized into five major emphases: An introduction to qualitative research; the researcher as apart of qualitative research; role of theory in qualitative research; conducting qualitative research; and ethical implications.

BER
345
Hours
3
Educational Statistics

Statistical methods in education; graphs, charts, frequency distributions, central tendencies, dispersion, correlation, sampling errors, estimation, and hypothesis testing.

BER
346
Hours
3
Experimental Methods in Educational Neuroscience

The purpose of this course is to provide a comprehensive overview of experimental design and methodologies within cognitive psychology and neuroscience, as well as interdisciplinary methods within educational neuroscience.

Prerequisite(s): BER 345
BER
450
Hours
3
Assess Of Classrm Learng

Survey of teacher-made and standardized instruments for understanding students' achievement and evaluating teaching. Field practicum in the schools is required.