Educational Psychology Course Descriptions
These course descriptions from Kent State's graduate catalog will help you understand what topics are covered in various courses in the EPSY program. To see a sample syllabus for some of the courses, double click on the name of the course and a syllabus will download.
EPSY 6/75520 CHILD & ADOLESCENT DEVELOPMENT
Dimensions of human development and learning, causal factors and research findings that carry implications for educators in various settings, focusing on birth through adolescence.
EPSY 6/75521 ADULT DEVELOPMENT
Dimensions of human development and learning, the causal factors and the research findings that carry implications for educators in various settings, focusing on early through late adulthood.
EPSY 6/75523 LIFE SPAN DEVELOPMENT
Orientation to human development across lifespan from conception to death. Emphasis on pluralistic determinants of individual growth within changing environmental contexts. Implications for educational and human service practices are emphasized.
EPSY 6/75524 LEARNING THEORIES
Theories of learning with special emphasis on application to professional practice. A critical examination of the processes associated with learning.
EPSY 6/75529 EDUCATIONAL MOTIVATION
Explores various theories of motivation and how they apply to today’s students. Techniques for enhancing student motivation levels are reviewed.
EPSY 6/78901 PSYCHOLOGICAL FOUNDATIONS OF EDUCATION
Overview of human development and its implications for educational policy, programming, and practice.
EPSY 6/78905 EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY
Review of the major theories in educational psychology. Examination of research findings and their application to instructional practice.
EPSY 87540 PSYCHOLOGICAL PRINCIPLES OF EDUCATION
Explores the cognitive processes involved in the acquisition, storage, retrieval and application of knowledge. Students are required to develop a research project, which utilizes technology to test psychological theories about learning and instruction.