Course: EPC 420. Educational Psychology of Adolescence (3)
Required of candidates in the Single Subject Credential Program. Study of theory and research in educational psychology for successful teaching of adolescents. Subjects include learning, development, motivation, instruction, assessment, classroom management, individual/group differences, peer interactions, and family and community influences. Issues particularly pertinent to adolescence include identity development, self-esteem, suicide, crisis prevention and conflict resolution. Implications for teaching students from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds are considered throughout the course. Students are required to complete two field-based assignments — an adolescent case study and a secondary classroom learning environment analysis. Course may be offered online, in a classroom setting or both.