Department of Educational Psychology
College of Education and Allied Studies
Office: Art and Education Bldg. 369
Phone: (510) 885-3011
J. Dan Romero, Ph.D. University of New Mexico
Jacki L. Anderson, Ph.D. University of Wisconsin
John M. Davis (Chair), Ph.D. University of California, Berkeley
Ann Halvorsen, Ed.D. University of California, Berkeley/San Francisco State University
R. Greg Jennings, Ph.D. University of California, Berkeley
Rolla Lewis, Ed.D. University of San Francisco
Linda Smetana, Ed.D. Brigham Young University
Janet P. Logan, Ph.D. University of Wyoming
Terry Soo-Hoo, Ph.D. University of California, Berkeley
Randi Cowdery, Ph.D. Loma Linda University
Oanh Kim Tran, Ph.D. University of Oregon
The department offers the core requirements for the Special Education Option in Liberal Studies, Area VII (see the Liberal Studies section for a full description of the Liberal Studies major; see Educational Psychology in the graduate section for descriptions of 5000-level courses).
Core Requirements (16 units)
(See the Educational Psychology chapter in the graduate section of this catalog for course descriptions.)
- EPSY 5021 Introduction to Educating all Students in Diverse Classrooms (4)
- EPSY 5125 Educational Practices: Mild-Moderate Disabilities (4)
- EPSY 5126 Special Education Law and Program Design (4)
- EPSY 5136 Educational Practices: Moderate-Severe Disabilities (4)
While the department offers primarily graduate courses, it also offers the following courses for undergraduates who are interested in Counseling, Clinical Child Psychology, and Educational Psychology. Seniors interested in transitioning to a master's degree program in any of these areas may want to consider applying for graduate credit while still an undergraduate (see Baccalaureate Degree Requirements chapter). Courses listed at the 5000 and 6000 level under Educational Psychology in the Graduate section of this catalog may also be taken for graduate credit with the same approved petition, but instructor's approval is required prior to registration.
|Course Number||Course Information|
|1001||Career Planning for College Students (2)
For students who are unclear about their career goals. Discussion, individual and small group activities designed to increase students' self-knowledge in terms of interests, abilities, and values, as well as information about the world of work and effective decision making techniques. CR/NC grading only. Approved to satisfy GE Area F.
|2300||Strategies for Lifespan Mental Health (4)
Utilizing theory and research from mental health disciplines to develop strategies for maintaining psychological health and peak performance over the lifespan. The impact of relationships, self-concept, cognitions, emotions, spirituality, body image, and diverse cultural identities on mental health.
|3000||The Helping Relationship (4)
Examines basic skills, attitudes, and resources necessary for non-licensed positions in the helping professions. Students will practice basic counseling skills, identify appropriate resources for referrals, and gain insight into their own values, reaction patterns, and interpersonal styles. May be repeated once for credit, for a maximum of 8 units. A-F grading only.
|3001||Orientation to Careers in Counseling (4)
Overview of counseling profession and different types of employment using counseling skills through self awareness activities; assists students with career/major choices. Survey of careers regarding counseling and skills required for marriage and family, career, school, rehabilitation and substance abuse counseling. May be repeated once for credit, for a maximum of 8 units. A-F grading only.
|3555||Introduction to Education for Social Justice (4)
Exploration of education in a democratic society, and how social justice concerns have influenced efforts to promote equality, excellence, and social responsibility in schools. Designed for undergraduates interested in careers in the education helping professions. Primary focus will be learning about collaborative guidance interventions and programs that promote resilience and success for all students. Prerequisite: Upper Division Standing.
|3999||Issues in Educational Psychology (4)
Readings, discussion, and research on contemporary and/or significant issues in educational psychology. May be repeated for credit when content varies, for a maximum of 8 units.