Academics

Major

The Department of Educational Psychology offers an undergraduate degree in Special Education.

Minors

  • Disability Studies Minor – This interdisciplinary minor offers a broad liberal arts approach to the study of disability, providing students with knowledge of the historical, social, artistic, literary, legal, educational, philosophical, and political framing of disability. 

  • Special Education Minor – Gain knowledge of special education including courses in behavior management, career and life span education, assessment and overview of exceptionalities. Practicum and student teaching experiences are not required (non-licensure minor). Open to all university students except Special Education majors.

Undergraduate Certificate

  • Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) Certificate - develop a broad and updated knowledge base in current research & trends, methods for classroom instruction, understanding and developing approaches to social-emotional and communicative skills, and methods for behavior support & intervention.

Combined Degree

The department also offers one program jointly with the Department of Family Science and Social Work:

Graduate Certificates and Endorsements

Designed to prepare K-12 teachers to foster teacher coaches and facilitators in leveraging the power of technology and media to engage students in meaningful learning.
Develop in-depth expertise in the real-world application of educational evaluation, including testing. Upon completion, students will be able to design a program evaluation, develop tests and surveys, evaluate test and survey data, use a variety of software tools, and access, use and interpret evaluation and assessment databases.
Develop a broad and updated knowledge base in current research & trends, methods for classroom instruction, understanding and developing approaches to social-emotional and communicative skills, and methods for behavior support & intervention.
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Human Brain and Learning

This certificate program is available to master's and doctoral candidates in any field of study across the university. Its purpose is to enhance a disciplinary graduate degree with specialization in human cognition, learning, and development. Courses stress interaction between theory and practice through research with connections to human learning and development.
The Quantitative Data Analysis in Education and the Social Sciences Certificate provides knowledge in statistics and practical skills to conduct both simple and sophisticated statistical analyses in the fields of social sciences and business.  Students will identify and utilize appropriate statistical procedures for problems in social sciences and business, and correctly interpret and report the findings from the results of the statistical analyses.