EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY (BEP)
Professor Steve Thoma, Program Coordinator
Office: 305-A Carmichael Hall
Enrollment in specific courses in the College of Education may be restricted to students who clearly demonstrate the greatest potential for success as teachers. Factors such as general studies courses completed, GPA, scores on state and program tests, interviews, etc., may be considered.
Provides students with a theoretical and practical understanding of the importance and use of specific learning strategies. This course will also engage students in reflective decision making and critical evaluation of their learning process.
Covers the psychological principles basic to an understanding of the learner, the learning process, and the learning situation.
BEP 360 Social and Psychological Foundations of Education. 3 hours.
Prerequisite: PY 101 or HD 101.
An examination of the social, psychological, philosophical, and historical foundations of education in a modern democratic society. Critical attention is paid to contrasting theories of human nature, the learner and the learning process that, when combined with judgments about the purpose and conduct of life, have shaped pedagogy.
BEP 410 Academic Mentoring. 1-6 hours.
Introduction to academic mentoring is a service learning and leadership course. Students mentor K-12 school students in academic subjects. Class readings and discussions support the mentoring relationship by focusing on learning, motivation, metacognition, listening, personality, and the social contexts of schooling.