EDUC 320 - Educational Psychology3 hours In this course candidates explore the theoretical basis for teaching and learning in kindergarten through 12th grade classrooms. While the course is theoretical in nature, candidates also explore the application of theory to classroom practice. Topics addressed include theories of learning; cognitive, social, emotional, and moral development; motivation; classroom management; and individual differences and diversity in learning. A particular focus is placed on the developmental characteristics and the nature and needs of elementary, middle/early adolescent and secondary learners.
Prerequisite(s): EDUC 200 , EDUC 310 , and acceptance into the Teacher Education program.