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
Department Chair: Anne Cook, Ph.D.
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.
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.
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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