EDUC 304 - Psychological Foundations of Education

Approval Status


Date Reviewed

November 2013

Students examine educational and psychological principles and theories applicable to early childhood, childhood, and adolescence age learning. Particular attention is given to human growth and development, motivation, and theories of learning and instruction. Students examine the major learning theories derived from psychological research and explore their implications for educational practice. This exploration focuses on three areas: (a) development, (b) learning theory, and (c) instructional theory. The course is designed to help pre-service teachers use psychological research to make informed decisions in educational practice. Prerequisite: EDUC 220 or permission of instructor.

Course Type

Upper Division