The minor in educational psychology is open to all College of Liberal Arts and Sciences students enrolled in an undergraduate degree program. The minor provides an enriched background in educational psychology, education testing, and research methods in education. It does not lead to certification for public school teaching. Students earning the minor select a department advisor, who helps them choose appropriate course work.

The minor requires 15 s.h., including 12 s.h. earned at the University of Iowa and 12 s.h. earned in courses numbered 3000 or above. Students must maintain a g.p.a. of at least 2.50 in all courses for the minor and in all UI courses for the minor. Course work in the minor may not be taken pass/nonpass. Transfer credit must be approved in order to count toward the minor.

Course work for the minor in educational psychology must include 15 s.h. selected from the following list.

PSQF:1075Educational Psychology and Measurement3
PSQF:4106Child Development3
PSQF:4111Human Motivation3
PSQF:4120Psychology of Giftedness3
PSQF:4130Early Adolescent Development3
PSQF:4133The Adolescent and Young Adult3
PSQF:4134Parent-Teacher Communication1-3
PSQF:4143Introduction to Statistical Methods3
PSQF:4150Introduction to Educational Measurement3-4
PSQF:5165Introduction to Program and Project Evaluation3
PSQF:6203Tools and External Representations in Learning Processes3
PSQF:6205Design of Instruction3

Contact the Office of Student Services for more information about the minor.