Educational Psychology

Educational Psychology Minor

The Educational Psychology Minor provides a foundation of knowledge and skills of the social, emotional, and cognitive processes involved in learning. Educational psychologists apply their findings to improve the learning process. With a minor in educational psychology, you will gain valuable learning skills and develop an understanding of complex cognitive, social, and motivational influences on learning, behavior, and mental health. The coursework will help you develop critical thinking skills and an understanding of learning processes. You will apply research to assess and improve educational and other learning situations in the areas of education, health, sports, community, and nonprofit settings.

Study and evaluate the policies and practices of educational, health, and community systems
Learn to apply theories of human development to understand normative and individual differences in learning that can inform instructional practices
Graduate with an understanding of assessment concepts in diverse educational and informal settings


This 18-unit minor requires a minimum of 9 upper division (300-400 level) units. Through this program, you will take courses from top scholars in a variety of subjects, including:

  • EDP 200: Evolution and Human Development (3 units)
  • EDP 301*: Educational Psychology and Child & Adolescent Development (3 units)
  • EDP 314*: Learning in Informal Setting (3 units)
  • EDP 403: Preadolescent & Adolescent Development (3 units)
  • EDP 405*: Public Education in the US: Policy & Practice (3 units)

*Courses offered online and in-person

Learn more about specific course requirements.


The program will prepare students for a variety of professional roles, including careers as an educational specialist, educational/vocational counselor, instructional specialist, academic advisor, and social service caseworker.

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For more information about this minor, visit coe.arizona.edu/advisors or call 520-621-7865 to set up an appointment with a College of Education advisor.