Psychology Education Minor

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

  • This minor does 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.

Minor - Psychology Education

College of Humanities & Sciences

Degree Specific Credits: 24

Required Cumulative GPA: 2.0

Catalog Year: 2022-23


Summary

Lower-Division Core Requirements

6

Minor Electives

12

Subcategory 1

Subcategory 2

Subcategory 3

Additional Electives

3

Psychology Education Requirement

3

Total Hours

24


Lower-Division Core Requirements

Code

Title

Hours

Complete all of the following courses:

PSYX 100S

Intro to Psychology

3

PSYX 120

Introduction to Psychological Research Methods

3

Total Hours

6

Minimum Required Grade: C


Minor Electives

Rule: Complete the following subcategories, taking at least 6 upper division credits. 12 total credits required.

Subcategory 1

Code

Title

Hours

Complete one of the following courses:

3

PSYX 330

Child Development

PSYX 360

Social Psychology

PSYX 385

Psychology of Personality

Total Hours

3

Minimum Required Grade: C

Subcategory 2

Code

Title

Hours

Complete one of the following courses:

3

PSYX 340

Abnormal Psychology

PSYX 345

Child & Adolescent Psych Disorders

PSYX 376

Principles of Cognitive Behavioral Modification

PSYX 378

Intro to Clinical Psychology

Total Hours

3

Minimum Required Grade: C

Subcategory 3

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

PSYX 352

Comparative Psychology

PSYX 356

Human Neuropsychology

Total Hours

6

Minimum Required Grade: C


Additional Elective

Code

Title

Hours

Complete an additional Psychology elective to achieve 21 credits.

3

Total Hours

3

Minimum Required Grade: C


Psychology Education 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.