Educational Psychology Concentration | Los Angeles Pacific University

Educational Psychology
 

Concentration Overview


The Educational Psychology concentration provides students with specific knowledge related to special needs and educational advocacy, in addition to the child, adolescent, and family needs. This concentration hones in on particular concepts, theories, and methodologies that are fundamental for working in the fields of education and social services. This concentration also sets a solid foundation if students want to pursue a master’s degree in teaching education but want job opportunities broadened by having degrees in two fields, rather than getting an undergraduate education degree.

Educational Psychology

This 15-unit concentration requires the following coursework:

Coursework

15 Units

APSY

360

Special Education and Rehabilitation Services

3 Units

Survey of theories, research, and practice of effective interventions for individuals with mild/moderate and moderate/severe disabilities. Legal rights, responsibilities, ethical issues, advocacy, and pertinent services are addressed. Prerequisite: APSY 105 Introduction to Psychology

APSY

440

Child Psychology

3 Units

Explores different aspects of psychological issues in children emphasizing symptomatology, assessment, etiological factors, and various treatment modalities. Examines cultural, ethical, and legal issues related to the treatment of children. Prerequisite: APSY 105 Introduction to Psychology

APSY

445

Adolescent Psychology

3 Units

Explores different aspects of psychological issues in adolescents emphasizing symptomatology, assessment, etiological factors, and various treatment modalities. Examines cultural, ethical, and legal issues related to the treatment of adolescents. Prerequisite: APSY 105 Introduction to Psychology

APSY

450

Family Systems

3 Units

An overview of the development of the family system, including functional and dysfunctional family relationships, cultural and spiritual implications. Introduces psychological interventions and techniques which further development and change. Prerequisite: APSY 105 Introduction to Psychology

APSY

460

Motivation

3 Units

Explores research and perspectives on experimental and applied analyses of behavior that impact motivation. Addresses the application of methods for effective motivation in a variety of settings. Prerequisite: APSY 105 Introduction to Psychology

Total Units

15 Units

This information is current for this academic year; however, all stated academic information is subject to change. Please refer to the Academic Catalog for more information.

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Potential Careers


Jobs include teacher’s aides and social service positions in the education and child welfare systems. Provides a foundation for pursuing a master’s degree in teaching education.

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