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Psychology Education

STUDY THE BRAIN AND EDUCATE THE NEXT GENERATION

Psychology is the study of the basic processes of the mind and the brain and the behavior they produce. Our undergraduates learn about basic principles of human and animal behavior, the scientific methods used to derive and refine those principles and appropriate ways to apply such knowledge.

The secondary social studies education program comprises of seven different majors: Anthropology, Economics, Geography, History, Political Science, Psychology and Sociology. We produce middle and high school teachers who are dedicated to transforming the lives of future generations through teaching social studies. Our graduates are committed to helping adolescents become informed, engaged and caring citizens, knowing that these same students will be the history makers of tomorrow. Our goal is to inspire our future educators to teach passionately and knowledgeably so that all students are included in the mosaic of the past, present and future. This commitment, combined with rigorous program standards, enable our graduates to secure teaching jobs throughout the Eastern Seaboard, the nation and abroad.

it is recommended that Psychology Education majors also complete a History minor so they are better prepared to teach history classes at the secondary school level.

AREAS OF STUDY

  • Brain and Behavior
  • Cognition
  • Cultural Perspectives
  • The Social Self
  • Clinical Science
  • Child Development
  • Teaching and Motivating Adolescents in a Diverse Society
  • Educational Technology for Teaching Social Studies
  • Disciplinary Literacy in the Social Sciences
  • Teaching Methods

CAREER OPTIONS

  • Middle School or High School Teacher
  • School Administration
  • Museum Education and Research
  • School Counseling
  • Therapist
  • Psychiatrist
  • Human Resources Specialist

GRADUATE PROGRAMS

  • Social Sciences & Humanities
  • Social Work
  • Educational Leadership
  • Law
  • Special Education
  • School Counseling
  • Public Policy
  • School Psychology
  • Medicine

What's special about this program?

Effective social studies teaching requires extensive content knowledge in different areas of social studies as well as teaching skills. Our strong emphasis on pedagogy and content knowledge prepares our teacher candidates to teach the content of their major as well as the other social science disciplines, including history, civics, economics, psychology, sociology and geography. Even before they begin student teaching our candidates complete over 75 hours of classroom experience tutoring, mentoring and teaching adolescents in local secondary schools. In their senior year, candidates participate in a year-long placement in the middle or high school where they will complete their student teaching. 

Get Involved

Psychology Club

Psi Chi Psychology Honor Society

McNair Scholars

Undergraduate Research Summer Scholars

Active Minds

Autism Speaks U

Sample Curriculum

PSYC100

General Psychology

 

ENGL110

Seminar in Composition

 

MATH114 (or Higher)

Math Requirement

 

 

Foreign Language Requirement (1/3)

 

 

First Year Experience

 

  Social Studies Elective
PSYC209

Measurement and Statistics

 

PSYC207

Research Methods

 

EDUC414

Teaching Exceptional Adolescents

 

 

Economics Breadth Requirement

 

 

Anthropology Breadth Requirement

 

 

Sociology Breadth Requirement

 

 

Foreign Language Requirement (2/3)

 

EDUC413

Adolescent Development and Educational Psychology 

 

PSYC3XX

Psychology Course Requirement

 

EDUC419

Diversity in Secondary Education 

 

 

Social Studies Breadth Requirement

 

 

Foreign Language Requirement (3/3)

 

 

University Breadth Requirement

 

PSYC4XX

Psychology Specialty

 

PSYC4XX

Psychology Specialty

 

EDUC420

Reading in the Content Area

 

EDUC400

Student Teaching

 

HIST491

Planning a Course of Instruction

 

HIST492

Technology in the Secondary Classroom

 

HIST493

Student Teaching Seminar

 

 

University Breadth Requirement

 

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This major is eligible for the following programs:

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