Psychology B.A. - Psychology Education

  • This concentration contains additional course requirements designed to meet state standards. Those interested in teaching in K-12 schools must complete the education/teaching concentration of a major in a teaching content area plus the Teacher Education Program through the Department of Teaching and Learning. Additional teaching areas can be added through completion of the education/teaching concentration of a major or education/teaching minor in that content area.

  • To complete this concentration, you need to contact the Teaching and Learning Department. Approvals for this concentration must come from the Teaching and Learning Department.

  • This major and concentration do not qualify as a single-field endorsement. The demand for teaching in this field is limited. The required second endorsement (either a teaching major or a teaching minor) should be in a field in high demand.

Bachelor of Arts - Psychology; Concentration in Psychology Education

College of Humanities & Sciences

Degree Specific Credits: 48-49

Required Cumulative GPA: 2.0

Catalog Year: 2022-23

Note: A minimum of 60 credits must be in non-psychology courses.

  • PSYX 290, PSYX 292, and PSYX 298 are limited to 6 credit hours.

  • PSYX 390, PSYX 392 and PSYX 398are limited to 3 credit hours.

  • PSYX 330, PSYX 340, PSYX 360, and PSYX 385 may only count once.

General Education Requirements

Information regarding these requirements can be found in the General Education Section of the catalog.

Summary

Lower-Division Core Courses

9

Foundation Courses

12

Fundamentals Courses

6

Upper-Division Electives

15

Math Electives

3-4

Psychology Education Concentration Requirement

3

Total Hours

48-49


Lower-Division Core Courses

Code

Title

Hours

Complete all of the following courses:

PSYX 100S

Intro to Psychology

3

PSYX 120

Introduction to Psychological Research Methods

3

PSYX 222 or STAT 216

Statistics Requirement

3

Total Hours

9

Minimum Required Grade: C


Foundation Courses

Code

Title

Hours

Complete four of the following courses:

12

PSYX 233

Fund of Psychology of Aging

PSYX 330

Child Development

PSYX 340

Abnormal Psychology

PSYX 360

Social Psychology

PSYX 385

Psychology of Personality

Total Hours

12

Minimum Required Grade: C


Fundamentals Courses

Code

Title

Hours

Complete two of the following courses:

6

PSYX 250N

Fund of Biological Psychology

PSYX 270

Fund Psychology of Learning

PSYX 280

Fund of Memory and Cognition

Total Hours

6

Minimum Required Grade: C


Upper-Division Electives

Notes:

  • Elective may not include PSYX 392, PSYX 398, or PSYX 499.

  • PSYX 330, 340, 360, and 385 may only count towards one category within the Psychology major.

Code

Title

Hours

Complete five of the following courses:

15

PSYX 320

Advanced Psychological Research Methods

PSYX 330

Child Development (may only count once)

PSYX 340

Abnormal Psychology (may only count once)

PSYX 345

Child & Adolescent Psych Disorders

PSYX 348

Psychology of Family Violence

PSYX 352

Comparative Psychology

PSYX 356

Human Neuropsychology

PSYX 360

Social Psychology (may only count once)

PSYX 362

Multicultural Psychology

PSYX 376

Principles of Cognitive Behavioral Modification

PSYX 378

Intro to Clinical Psychology

PSYX 382

Forensic Psychology

PSYX 383

Health Psychology

PSYX 385

Psychology of Personality (may only count once)

PSYX 390

Adv Supervised Research

PSYX 391

Special Topics

PSYX 400

History & System in Psychology

PSYX 430

 Counseling Theories in Context

PSYX 491

Special Topics

S W 423

Addiction Studies

Total Hours

15

Minimum Required Grade: C


Math Electives

Code

Title

Hours

Complete one of the following courses:

3-4

M 115

Probability and Linear Mathematics

M 121

College Algebra

M 151

Precalculus

M 162

Applied Calculus

M 171

Calculus I

Total Hours

3-4

Minimum Required Grade: C


Psychology Education Concentration Requirement

Note: The EDU 497 course number is used for multiple courses. Students should register for EDU 497 Methods: 5-12 Social Studies.

Code

Title

Hours

Complete the following course:

EDU 497

Teaching and Assessing

3

Total Hours

3

Minimum Required Grade: C


Secondary Teaching Licensure

Note: For endorsement to teach psychology, a student also must gain admission to the Teacher Education Program and meet all the requirements for secondary teaching licensure. For more information, see the Teaching and Learning Department.