Educational Psychology, Minor

This is the first version of the 2024–25 General Catalog. Please check back regularly for changes. The final edition and the historical PDF will be published during the fall semester.

The undergraduate minor in educational psychology requires 15 s.h., including at least 12 s.h. earned at the University of Iowa and 12 s.h. earned in courses numbered 3000 or above. Students must maintain a grade-point average of at least 2.50 in all courses for the minor. Coursework in the minor may not be taken pass/nonpass. Transfer credit must be approved in order for it to count toward the minor. The minor is open to all students enrolled in an undergraduate degree program.

The minor provides an enriched background in educational psychology, educational testing, and research methods in education. Students earning the minor select a department advisor, who helps them choose appropriate coursework. It does not lead to certification for public school teaching.

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

Course # Title Hours
PSQF:1075Educational Psychology and Measurement3
PSQF:4106Child Development3
PSQF:4111Human Motivation3
PSQF:4120Psychology of Giftedness3
PSQF:4133The Adolescent and Young Adult3
PSQF:4134Parent-Teacher Communication1-3
PSQF:4143Introduction to Statistical Methods3
PSQF:4150Introduction to Educational Measurement3-4
PSQF:4281Cognitive Principles for How People Learn3
PSQF:4750Learning Environments: Design, Context, and Activity3
PSQF:4760Participatory Learning and Media: Creating, Remixing, Making, and Education3
PSQF:5165Introduction to Program and Project Evaluation3

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