Educational Psychology


Effective 1 June 2018 through 31 May 2019

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18 Credit Hours

This program is offered by the College of Arts & Sciences/Psychology Department. It is available at the St. Louis home campus and at the Geneva campus.

For information on general requirements for a minor, see Academic Policies and Procedures.

Program Description

The educational psychology minor is appropriate for students who are considering pursuing a career in education and wish to deepen their understanding of human behavior by exploring relevant psychological theories and concepts.

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the program, students will be able to:

  • Describe the major concepts, theoretical perspectives, empirical findings and historical trends in field of educational psychology.
  • Implement the use of critical and creative thinking, skeptical inquiry and, when possible, the scientific approach to examine problems related to psychology.
  • Discuss the factors contributing to diversity, multiculturalism and inequality within an international context.

Special Requirements

In addition to the general University requirements for a minor:

  • The educational psychology minor can be earned by students completing the BA and BS in psychology provided they do not count any of the 18 hours listed under the required minor course list towards the major. This restriction does not apply to the prerequisite course list.
  • Students who transfer any required course for the minor (e.g., PSYC 2200) must take an additional 3 credit hour PSYC elective per substitution at Webster University. A maximum of two such substitutions are permitted.

Prerequisite Courses

  • PSYC 1100 Introduction to Psychology (3 hours)

Required Courses

  • PSYC 2200 Child Psychology (3 hours)
  • PSYC 2250 Adolescent Psychology (3 hours)
  • PSYC 2400 Educational Psychology (3 hours)

Elective Courses

Choose 9 hours from the following list of courses:

  • PSYC 3125 Abnormal Psychology (3 hours)
  • PSYC 3150 Positive Psychology (3 hours)
  • PSYC 3325 Applied Learning Theory (3 hours)
  • PSYC 3350 Cognitive Psychology (3 hours)
  • PSYC 3900 Introduction to Counseling (3 hours)