Educational Psychology (EPSY)

Subject Number Title Hours Catalog Description
EPSY 255 Child Development in Urban Elementary Education 3 hours. Examination of theories on child development that explain age-related differences in cognition, affect, and behavior, and how this relates to elementary age students' learning and educational needs. Focus on children living in urban environments. Prerequisite(s): Admission to the BA in Urban Education program.
EPSY 360 Learning, Cognition, and Student Assessment 2 hours. Research and theory on learning and cognition applied to teaching and assessment of students of diverse cultural backgrounds. Prerequisite(s): Senior standing or above and admission to the Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education Program. Successful completion of EPSY 255.
EPSY 396 Independent Study 1 TO 4 hours. Students carry out independent study under the direction of educational psychology faculty member. Prerequisite(s): Sophomore standing or above; and consent of the instructor. 
EPSY 413 Youth Development Colloquium 1 hour. Focuses on current issues and trends in the field of youth development. Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory grading only. May be repeated. Prerequisite(s): Junior standing or above.
EPSY 414 Developing Programs for Youth in Urban Contexts 3 hours. Survey, evaluation, and development of models and programs designed to facilitate growth, development and learning for diverse youth. Specific focus will be on the urban context. Previously listed as CI 416. Prerequisite(s): Consent of the instructor or enrollment in the Youth Development Program.
EPSY 415 Fieldwork in Youth Development in Urban Contexts 3 hours. Experience working with programs that foster the developmental needs of young people in urban contexts. Students will design, implement and evaluate programs that promote personal development and independent action among youth. May be repeated to a maximum of 6 hours. Previously listed as CIE 415. Field work required. Prerequisite(s): Enrollment in MEd in Youth Development or consent of the instructor. 
EPSY 420 Social Development of Urban Children 3 OR 4 hours. General principles of social development and socialization during childhood and the factors common to urban children that illustrate and modify these principles. Same as PSCH 420. 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. Prerequisite(s): Admission to a graduate program in education or psychology, or consent of the instructor. 
EPSY 429 Constructivist Approaches to Development: Piaget and Vygotsky 3 OR 4 hours. Piaget's and Vygotsky's theories of development of knowledge. Empirical and logico-mathematical forms of knowledge. Thought and action. Thought and language. Same as PSCH 429. 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. Prerequisite(s): ED 422 or PSCH 422 or the equivalent and graduate standing in education or graduate standing in psychology or consent of the instructor. 
EPSY 446 Characteristics of Early Adolescence 3 hours. Physiological, social, emotional and cognitive development of early adolescence. The relationship between these developmental characteristics and success in the middle grades. Same as PSCH 423. Prerequisite(s): ED 210 or ED 421 or ED 422 or PSCH 422 or the equivalent, and approval of the College of Education; or admission to the PhD in Psychology program; or consent of the instructor.
EPSY 447 Adolescence in Urban Contexts 3 hours. Overview of physiological, social and cognitive development and how the urban context shapes development. The course utilizes an assets-based approach that challenges stereotypes and normative assumptions regarding the adolescents in urban contexts. Prerequisite(s): Introductory course work in psychology, child development, and social development; or admission to the MEd or doctoral program in Educational Psychology.
EPSY 449 Early Childhood/Early Childhood Special Education: Perspectives, Policies, and History 3 hours. Perspectives, policies, history, and foundations of Early Childhood Education and Early Childhood Special Education. Emphasis on the effects of changing economic, political, legal, social, and views of human development. Same as SPED 449 and EDPS 449.
EPSY 451 Staff Management and Human Relations for Leaders in Early Childhood Education 3 hours. Designed for directors, supervisors and managers in early childhood programs. Focuses on the administrator's role in staff development and human relations, including recruitment, hiring, retaining, training, support and evaluation of personnel.
EPSY 452 Legal, Fiscal, and Program Management for Leaders in Early Childhood Education 3 hours. Provides students with opportunities to learn and apply current theories of administration in order to improve their skills in managing early childhood education programs.
EPSY 453 Educational Programming and Community Relations for Leaders in Early Childhood Education 3 hours. Designed for directors and managers in early childhood programs. Focuses on development and implementation of a program philosophy, curriculum for typically and atypically developing children; and promoting a positive image to the public.
EPSY 465 Cognitive Development and Disabilities 3 hours. Theory and research on cognitive development in children with disabilities from infancy through adolescence, in the context of typical development. Models for cognitive assessment and intervention. Same as SPED 465. Field work required. Prerequisite(s): SPED 461 or ED 461 or the equivalent or consent of the instructor. 
EPSY 466 Language Development, Diversity, and Disabilities 3 hours. Theory and research on language development in children with disabilities, in the context of typical development. Models for language assessment and intervention. Same as SPED 466. Field work required. Prerequisite(s): SPED 461 or ED 461 or the equivalent or consent of the instructor. 
EPSY 467 Social and Emotional Development and Disabilities 3 hours. Exploration of the risk factors and different theoretical approaches associated with the social and emotional development of youth ages 5-21 with and without disabilities. Same as SPED 467. Field work required. Prerequisite(s): SPED 461 or ED 461 or the equivalent or consent of the instructor. 
EPSY 494 Topics in Educational Psychology 1 TO 4 hours. Seminar on a pre-announced topic focusing on methodology, research and educational implications of recent models of learning, problem solving, and thinking. May be repeated to a maximum of 12 hours. Prerequisite(s): Consent of the instructor. 
EPSY 496 Independent Study 1 TO 4 hours. Students carry out independent study under the direction of educational psychology faculty member. Prerequisite(s): Junior standing or above; and consent of the instructor.