Educational Psychology
3 Credit Hours

This course examines the theoretical and applied characteristics of the learning process in children from infancy to adolescence. Emphasis is given to the study of learning theories as well as the cognitive, emotional, and social learning processes that underlie education. Developing skills to better understand learners, foster improved learning, influence and manage classroom learning, and recognize and consider individual differences are addressed. Having a basic understanding of educational psychology can help you as a future parent or educator better understand the learning process. Educational Psychology may be required for early childhood education certificates or programs. It is a popular elective for many transfer students. Potential careers include early childhood specialist, paraeducator, teacher, guidance counselor, or assessment coordinator.