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Why minor in Educational Psychology?

This program provides students with extended study on broad topics related to

  • Developmental learning theory
  • Sound teaching methods
  • Classroom management techniques
  • Behavioral management techniques
  • Behavioral assessment and management
  • Classroom assessment
  • Test construction
  • Psychology of adolescent education
  • It can be helpful in complementing an educator's work in coping with classroom situations.

An Educational Psychology minor can help one understand, predict, and control behavior in learning situations. Educational Psychology is also good preparation for those considering a graduate program in school psychology or guidance counseling.

What courses comprise the minor?

  • EDSP 102 – Educational Psychology
  • EDSP 477 – Assessment of Student Learning
  • EDSP 373 – Psychology of Adolescent Education (Spring only)
  • EDSP 378 – Learning 378 (Spring only)
  • EDSP 376 – Behavior Problems (Fall only)

How do students declare a minor in Educational Psychology?

  • Request a minor application from the EDSP office: Stouffer 246.
  • Complete the "Student Information" and meet with your academic advisor for approval and a signature.
  • Return the completed application to the department office (246) for Dr. Briscoe's signature (EP minor advisor).

Additional Benefits

  • Completed minors are indicated on your transcript.
  • Minor projects enrich your academic and professional portfolio.
  • Additional related extracurricular activities are available to minors. (Provide the office with your e-mail address to stay informed.)
  • You can become a member of the "IUP Educational Psychology Organization."

IUP Educational Psychology Organization

Mission Statement

This organization's mission is to promote the awareness of students and educators of the educational and psychological needs of children through scholastic, community, and professional involvement.

Membership is open to all members of the IUP community.

Faculty Advisors: Dr. R. Briscoe

  • Educational and School Psychology Department
  • Stouffer Hall, Room 246
    1175 Maple Street
    Indiana, PA 15705-1087
  • Phone: 724-357-2316
  • Fax: 724-357-6946
  • Office Hours
  • Monday through Friday
  • 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
  • 1:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.