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Course SummaryWork through our lessons and quizzes in this Educational Psychology for Teachers course at your own pace to earn professional development credits. Video and text lessons are accessible on any mobile device so your review is easy, flexible and can be completed at any time that works for your schedule.
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9 chapters in Educational Psychology for Teachers: Professional Development
Course Practice TestCheck your knowledge of this course with a 50-question practice test.
- Comprehensive test covering all topics
- Detailed video explanations for wrong answers
How It Works
Earn professional development credits to renew your psychology teaching license with Educational Psychology for Teachers. Brush up on educational psychology topics so you can better teach psychology and other related subjects. Learn on your own schedule and at your own pace. You can complete this course in under two weeks - perfect for teachers who need to earn psychology credits in a hurry!
- Watch engaging video lessons about learning and behavior.
- Check your knowledge of things like cognitive development and behavioral theory with practice quizzes and exams.
- Ask clarification questions from our expert psychology instructors.
- Earn three college credits by taking the CLEP Educational Psychology exam.
Always check with your school district or state Department of Education to ensure that the course credits will be accepted before beginning the course. CLEP credits are accepted by over 2,900 schools and directly by many state departments of education.
Who's It For?
Educational Psychology for Teachers is ideal for any teachers looking to earn credits to use toward licensure renewal. The flexible, self-paced format makes it easy to fit your studies into a busy schedule. The course is fully online, so you can study anytime, anywhere. This course also benefits:
- Psychology teachers who want to brush up on educational psychology
- Teachers who want to incorporate engaging educational psychology videos into their instruction
- Teachers planning an educational psychology unit or course
- Aspiring psychology teachers
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- Fun and Engaging: Animations and interesting examples make educational psychology easy to learn.
- Expert Instructors: Expert psychology instructors break difficult concepts down so they are easy to remember.
- Practice Makes Perfect: Quizzes and practice exams let you review educational psychology terminology and key concepts and track what you've mastered.
- Quick and Flexible: Learn on your own schedule and on any device. You could earn psychology credits in less than two weeks.
- Access our full library of professional development courses for teachers, including Abnormal Psychology for Teachers, Social Psychology for Teachers, and Research Methods for Teachers.
- Find 10,000 engaging lessons that you can use in your classroom or assign out to students.
- Watch more lessons in educational psychology as well as biology, sociology, health, and other related topics.
- Earn transferable college credit for dozens of courses.
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Course Plan for Earning Credit in Less Than Two Weeks
Follow this course plan if you want to complete Educational Psychology for Teachers and be ready to earn transferable credit in about a week. For each chapter assignment, take all of the lesson quizzes and the practice chapter exam at the end of each chapter. If you miss any questions, review the video lesson to master the concept.
|Day||Chapter||What You'll Learn|
|Day 1||Chapter 1|
|History and Educational Aims (psychology in the classroom, basic psychological perspectives, students with disabilities, qualities of an effective teacher)|
Developmental Psychology in Children and Adolescents (basic principles of development, stages of cognitive development, social constructivism, stages of moral development)
|Day 2||Chapter 3||Motivation in Learning (the importance of motivation, Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs, social-cognitive theory, learned helplessness)|
|Day 3||Chapter 4||Assessments of Learning (qualities of good assessments, product vs. process, basic statistics, use and misuse of assessments)|
|Day 4||Chapter 5|
|Cognitive Perspective in Psychology (the two-store model of memory, categorizing memory, short-term memory, types of information transfer)|
Behavioral Perspective in Psychology (the Law of Effect, classical and operant conditioning, Little Albert)
|Day 5||Chapter 7|
|Research Design and Analysis (types of research design, experimental design, inferential statistics, research ethics)|
Instructional Pedagogy (instructional strategies, expository approaches to teaching, classroom management)
|Day 6||Chapter 9||Individual Differences in Children (measuring intelligence, types of intelligence, impact of parenting styles)|
|Day 7||Final Exam||Take the practice final exam to see what you've mastered and make sure you are ready to earn credit for educational psychology|
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