Psychology and Counseling (12 hours)

Elementary teachers must understand the psychology of children; their thinking, feelings, behavior, development, learning, the measurement of these characteristics, and the environments in which they occur. These psychological issues are essential for understanding, interacting with, and instructing children.

Counseling psychology and guidance services
CPSY 400 Fundamentals of Counseling (3)
420 Psychological Interventions (3)
470 Cross-Cult Counseling (3)


Educational Psychology
EDPS 306 Behavior Analysis (3)
345 Tests and Measurement (3)
350 Child Psychology (3)
351 Adolescent Psychology (3)

Psychological Science
PSYS 213 Psych of Human Adjustment (3)
316 Social Psychology (3)
317 Personality (3)

Students electing PSYS courses must take PSYS 100 for University Core Curriculum to statisfy prerequisites.

For further information, contact your advisor or Sharon Paulson, Chair, Department of Educational Psychology.