An APECS minor will increase your knowledge, skill level, and experience working with children and youth in a variety of settings. 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.
This minor is a good choice for students who wish to pursue future graduate education in educational psychology, social work, counseling, college student personnel, youth development, teaching, or other related fields.
This 15-credit minor will allow you to apply psychological theory (systems-ecological, developmental, behavioral, cognitive-behavioral) to interpersonal, social, cultural, institutional, or economic contexts. The core curriculum includes a 3-credit integrated practicum that combines research and practice in applied psychology.
For more course information, see core and elective courses.
There's still time to register for EPSY 3302: Introduction to Communication Skills for Educational and Community Settings. The course helps fulfill APECS elective credits.
Contact: Sherri Turner (email@example.com)
"I've always been interested in education. But the research projects I've worked on have given me the opportunity to work with people coming in. It has helped me to realize that I want to work hands on with students."
Emphasis: Child psychology, APECS
Interests: Education, school counseling, working with kids
Research: Child Psychology labs, STEM Thinking, Reasoning and Learning Lab with Dr. Keisha Varma
Future plans: Work in a school setting as a school counselor for grades K-12