2017-2018 General Catalog 
    May 21, 2018  
2017-2018 General Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Educational Psychology

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Accredited by the American Psychological Association, National Association of School Psychologists, Northwest Association of Schools and Colleges.

College of Education
Department Office: 3220 SAEC
Mailing Address: 1721 Campus Center Drive Rm. 3220
Salt Lake City UT 84112-8914
Phone: 801-581-7148
Fax: 801-581-5566
Website: ed-psych.utah.edu

Department Chair: Anne Cook, Ph.D.

Undergraduate Program

Applied Positive Psychology Certificate Program

Positive Psychology, a new scientific area in psychology, emphasizes the study of human strengths, positive emotions, and well-being. Applied positive psychology is “the application of positive psychology research to the facilitation of optimal functioning” (Linley & Joseph, 2004a, p. 4). In the undergraduate certificate program, a minimum of 12 required credit hours will focus on applying positive psychology to individual behavior and relationships. In addition, students will choose a minimum of 8 credit hours of electives to apply to areas such as education or the workplace.

Please see the Positive Psychology Certificate listed in the Program and Course Offerings section.

Website: ed-psych.utah.edu/positive-psych/undergrad-certificate.php

Graduate Program

The Department of Educational Psychology offers seven degree programs organized into three broad areas of study: Counseling/Counseling Psychology, School Psychology, and Learning Sciences. Elective coursework toward a certificate in positive psychology is also available to any educational psychology student.

Research and training resources include: faculty research grants, University Counseling Center, student personnel programs, school districts, state rehabilitation agencies, Academic Outreach and Continuing Education, Veterans Administration Medical Center, University Computer Center, Primary Children’s Medical Center, Children’s Center, and community mental-health centers.

Nonmatriculated students need departmental approval before enrollment in any graduate class.

Admission Requirements

The Graduate School general requirements, completion of the GRE, and acceptance by the departmental admissions committee are required. Contact the department office for details.

Utah State Office of Education (USOE) Requirements

Utah law (UCA 53A-3-410) requires University students to receive background checks and fingerprinting clearance prior to having significant unsupervised access to children in school settings. Students should contact the Department of Educational Psychology to obtain information about when and how to obtain background and fingerprinting clearance.

Fellowships and Assistantships

Contact the department office for details. 

Program and Course Offerings



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