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Undergraduate minors and certificates

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Minors

Applied psychology in educational and community settings minor

Increase your knowledge, skill level, and experience working with children and youth in a variety of settings

As an APECS minor student you'll become familiar with the field of educational psychology, acquire knowledge and skills conducting research and/or serving in educational and community contexts. And you'll apply your knowledge and skills through a hands-on practicum experience.

Careers

  • Educational psychology
  • Social work
  • Counseling
  • College student personnel
  • Youth development
  • Teaching
  • Other related fields

Educational psychology research minor

Conduct research to help improve educational outcomes and lives.

If you’re pursuing graduate school and—ultimately—a career in educational research, the educational psychology research minor will help you gain valuable research experience critical to narrowing your research interests and school search and completing graduate school applications.

Careers

Most educational psychology researchers pursue graduate degrees before beginning careers as:

  • Faculty (after completing a PhD) training the next generation of researchers and scientist-practitioners
  • Research scientists at universities and companies
  • Government agencies
  • Other educational settings (e.g., K-12 school research offices)
  • Human and social service organizations
  • Health care organization evaluator/researcher
  • Research and development centers

Certificates

Online autism spectrum disorder (ASD) certificate

Help young people with ASD and their families

As a student in the ASD certificate program, you’ll receive specialized training in assessment, intervention, and treatment evaluation. You’ll leave the program equipped with the most effective instructional and behavioral methods for working with individuals with ASD from infancy to age 21. Additional areas of focus include: ethical issues related to treatment delivery, the need for supervision by qualified professionals, and the limits of candidates’ individual skills.

Gifted and talented education certificate

Help gifted and talented students learn and grow

This program is intended to give teachers, administrators, education professionals, and other individuals with an interest in K-12 and postsecondary schools and other settings the opportunity to obtain the knowledge and skills necessary to develop, implement, and supervise programs in the education of gifted and talented students. This program will prepare you to encourage and develop human talents in areas of academic, artistic and athletic skills (cognitive, affective and psychomotor skills) and other skills.