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EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY (BEP)

Professor Steve Thoma, Program Coordinator
Office: 305-A Carmichael Hall

Enrollment in specific courses in the College of Education may be restricted to students who clearly demonstrate the greatest potential for success as teachers. Factors such as general studies courses completed, GPA, scores on state and program tests, interviews, etc., may be considered.

BEP 110 Introduction to Learning Strategies and Skills. Three hours.

Provides students with a theoretical and practical understanding of the importance and use of specific learning strategies. This course will also engage students in reflective decision making and critical evaluation of their learning process.

BEP 305 Educational Psychology. Three hours.

Prerequisite: PY 101, HD 101, or equivalent.

Covers the psychological principles basic to an understanding of the learner, the learning process, and the learning situation.

BEP 360 Social and Psychological Foundations of Education. Three hours.

Prerequisite: PY 101 or HD 101.

An examination of the social, psychological, philosophical, and historical foundations of education in a modern democratic society. Critical attention is paid to contrasting theories of human nature, the learner and the learning process that, when combined with judgments about the purpose and conduct of life, have shaped pedagogy.