Educational Psychology Courses
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.
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.
Introduction to academic mentoring is a service learning and leadership course. Students mentor K-12 school students in academic subjects. Class readings and discussions support the mentoring relationship by focusing on learning, motivation, metacognition, listening, personality, and the social contexts of schooling.
Courses for Educational Research
Statistical methods in education; graphs, charts, frequency distributions, central tendencies, dispersion, correlation, sampling errors, estimation, and hypothesis testing.
Survey of teacher-made and standardized instruments for understanding students? achievement and evaluating teaching. Field practicum in the schools is required.