COURSE: 05-301 Educational Psychology (3)
This course introduces candidates to the field of educational psychology and its application to the classroom for children and adolescents. Content covers theories of learning, motivation, personality, growth, development and intelligence, including the impact of cognitive, emotional, physical and sensory disabilities on learning. Assessment and basic descriptive statistics are addressed. An emphasis on professional reflection, collaboration and communication encourages candidates to actively apply theoretical information to a variety of learning situations. This course also covers the role of the middle school teacher in assessment, coordination and referral of students to health and social services. Prerequisite: Pass Illinois Basic Skills Test; 2.75 GPA; Sophomore Status. It is recommended that 05-301 and 05-240 be taken concurrently. Offered: Every semester.