Psychology: Educational


Effective 1 June 2023 through 31 May 2024

Please see the Undergraduate Catalog Archives for PDF versions of past catalogs.

18 Credit Hours

This program is offered by the College of Science and Health/Psychology Department and is only available at the St. Louis main campus.

For information on the general requirements for a minor, see Minor under the Academic Policies and Information section of this catalog.

Program Description

The psychology: educational 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 educational psychology.
  • Implement the use of scientific reasoning to interpret psychological phenomena and demonstrate the ability to interpret, design and conduct basic psychological research using statistical analysis. 
  • Apply ethical standards to evaluate psychological science and practice and apply those standards to build and enhance interpersonal relationships locally and globally. 
  • Demonstrate effective writing, exhibit effective presentation skills and interact effectively with others.
  • Discuss the occupational pursuits available in a variety of settings given their psychological knowledge, skills and values.

Special Requirements

In addition to the general University requirements for a minor:

  • The psychology: educational minor can be earned by students completing the psychology BA, psychology BS or the psychological science BS provided they do not count any of the 18 hours listed under the required minor course list toward the major. 
  • 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)