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MSU Teacher Education Unit (TEU)

B.S.Ed. with a major in Psychology

BSE in Psychology requires 128 hours minimum
Credits are in semester hours


8.22.1E The psychology curriculum requires that students consider biological, sociocultural, and psychological aspects of development across the life course. Students earning a BSE in psychology prepare for educational processes with high school youths by balancing class credit requirements across five groups of courses.

The Psychology BSE requires 38 credit hours from core courses. Two courses are required from the first group that compares individual development in relation to cultural norms: abnormal psychology, social psychology, and personality theories. One course is required from the second group that studies ethnographic and biological aspects of behavior including psychopharmacology, evolutionary psychology, sensation and perception, and physiological psychology. The third group focuses on individual development has three developmental psychology courses that include child psychology, adolescent psychology, and adulthood and aging. The BSE in psychology requires adolescent psychology at the minimum. The forth group of courses addresses attention, memory, and retrieval processes in cognitive psychology, learning theories, and sensation and perception. One course is required from this group. The fifth group of courses includes industrial organizational psychology, theories and practice of psychotherapy, family dynamics, introduction to counseling, advanced counseling, and behavior modification. One course is required in this group to promote the application of theories of psychology to human issues in the community.

Performance assessments include:
* Identify characteristic behavior patterns by individuals and groups
* Describe procedures for determining normative behavior by individuals and groups * Explain the relationship between biological, psychological, and sociocultural processes in development
* Demonstrate the application of theories of psychology to issues in the community