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  Dec 11, 2017
 
 
    
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog

Department of Educational Psychology


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Main Office
Matthews Hall, Room 316

Mailing address:
1155 Union Circle, #311335
Denton, TX 76203-5017
940-565-4646
Fax: 940-565-2185

Web site: www.coe.unt.edu/educational-psychology

Abbas Tashakkori, Chair

Faculty  

Academic Support and Outreach Services

Two EPSY offices provide a variety of academic, research and outreach services to students, faculty and the community at large:

Office of Research Consulting

The EPSY Office of Research Consulting (ORC) supports the research needs of faculty and students across the UNT community by providing methodological and statistical advice on grants, research, dissertations and classwork. ORC is dedicated to enhancing the research atmosphere at UNT by improving statistical understanding of students and faculty, providing seminars and support on latest developments in data analysis and research methods, archiving publicly available national and international research data, and providing consulting on grant proposals and funded projects.

Office of Giftedness, Talent Development, and Creativity

The Office for Giftedness, Talent Development, and Creativity is committed to transforming potential into excellence through innovative educational opportunities, research, and outreach. The OGTD aspires to serve the intellectual, academic, social, and emotional needs of gifted children and adolescents in the greater North Texas area, and assist those who parent, teach, and otherwise work with them. The Office aspires to be a leading resource on giftedness, talent development, and creativity that is known regionally, nationally, and internationally.

Human Development and Family Science

Web site: www.coe.unt.edu/educational-psychology

Development and family science provides students a program of study and career opportunities in a selected emphasis area focusing on foundations in child and human development and/or family science. Emphasis areas include family and community, lifespan development, intervention and administration, and family life education.

A graduate completing required courses in family and community may file a short application and be approved as a provisional Certified Family Life Educator (CFLE) through the National Council on Family Relations. A student completing required courses in intervention and administration may pursue credentialing as an Early Intervention Specialist with the Texas Department of Assistive and Rehabilitative Services.

Degree/teacher certification plan

The Human Development and Family Science secondary teaching certificate is a specialized certificate encompassing a subset of content area standards (1, 2 and 3) from the composite certificate and credentialing to teach a corresponding subset of the discipline’s courses.

The Family and Consumer Sciences secondary teaching certificate is a composite certificate with content area standards encompassing competencies from the full breadth of the discipline (content area standards 1–8) and credentialing to teach the full range of the discipline’s courses.

The degree/teacher certification plan is the official document outlining the student’s course of study. The student is responsible for initiating the degree/teacher certification plan process and should do so as soon as possible after being formally enrolled at the university.

Advising should be sought in the Student Advising Office. The student, with advisement, makes decisions relating to the program of study. The degree/teacher certification plan is subsequently prepared in the College of Education Student Advising Office in Matthews Hall, Room 105. Degree/teacher certification plan processing takes four to six weeks. Students must make an appointment to review completed degree/teacher certification plans in Matthews Hall, Room 105.

Educational Psychology

Web site: www.coe.unt.edu/educational-psychology

Special Education

Web site: www.coe.unt.edu/educational-psychology

Special Education EC-12 certification is available in conjunction with the Bachelor of Science with a major in Interdisciplinary Studies with EC–6 certification. See the Bachelor of Science with a major in interdisciplinary studies  (offered by the Department of Teacher Education and Administration) for specific details.

Courses in special education leading to teacher certification credentials are also offered at the graduate level. See the Graduate Catalog for additional information.

Scholarships

The Department of Educational Psychology offers several scholarships designated for undergraduate students in development and family studies and for undergraduate students seeking a special education (K-12) certification. Applications can be found online at www.coe.unt.edu/educational-psychology/scholarships. Deadlines for applications vary slightly with each academic year, with awards generally being announced in late spring. Check with the department office, Matthews Hall, Room 316, for additional scholarship information.

Degree plan

The degree plan is the official document outlining the student’s course of study. The student is responsible for initiating the degree plan process and should do so as soon as possible after being formally enrolled at the university.

Career advising should be sought in the departmental office, Matthews Hall, Room 316. The student, with advisement, makes decisions relating to the program of study. The degree plan is subsequently prepared in the College of Education Student Advising Office in Matthews Hall, Room 105. Students should have their degree plans updated the term/semester before graduation in Matthews Hall, Room 105.

Programs

    MajorsGrad Track OptionsMinors

    Courses

      Development and Family StudiesEducational PsychologyHuman Development and Family ScienceSpecial Education

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