Introduction to Educational Psychology CLEP

Social Sciences CLEP Introduction to Educational Psychology CLEP

PSYCH303: Educational Psychology
Open Courseware
Workload: 110 hours

Generally speaking, Educational Psychology has two major areas of focus: education theory, and the practicalities of classroom life. This course will attempt to blend those two areas of focus as often as possible, so that you—as the reader, student, and (future) teacher—can get the most out of the material.


Unit 1: Introduction and Two Major Views of Learning

Unit 2: Human Development during the Schooling Years
Unit 3: Understanding Diversity
Unit 4: Student Motivation
Unit 5: Classroom Management and Communication
Unit 6: Encouraging Complex Thinking
Unit 8: Assessment
Unit 9: The Psychology of the Teacher
Final Exam, Answers

Introduction to Psychology
University of Toronto via Coursera
Workload: 46 hours

This course highlights the most interesting experiments within the field of psychology, discussing the implications of those studies for our understanding of the human mind and human behavior. We will explore the brain and some of the cognitive abilities it supports like memory, learning, attention, perception and consciousness. We will examine human development - both in terms of growing up and growing old - and will discuss the manner in which the behavior of others affect our own thoughts and behavior. Finally we will discuss various forms of mental illness and the treatments that are used to help those who suffer from them.


Week 1: A Brief History and Introduction to the Science of Psychology
Week 2: The Matter of the Mind
Week 3: Sensation, Perception, Attention and Awareness
Week 4: Learning
Week 5: Memory
Week 6: The Social Mind
Week 7: Mental Illness
Week 8: Your Requested Extra Lectures!

Foundations of Teaching for Learning 6: Introduction to Student Assessment
Commonwealth Education Trust via Coursera
Workload: 36 hours

You will consider various techniques which help to assess student learning. The course also will help you to acquire the skills to develop and use appropriate assessment procedures.

  • An Introduction to Assessment Theory and Practice
  • The nature of feedback in improving teaching and learning
  • Reporting student achievement
  • Guidelines for developing and using objectively answered question procedures
  • Guidelines for developing and using human judgement scoring procedures
  • Guidelines for developing and using procedures that involve students in assessment

PSYCH202A: Research Methods
Open courseware
Workload: 67 hours

This course is composed of a range of different free, online materials
which will introduce you to research methodologies frequently used in the social sciences and especially those used in the field of psychology. It is important that you are able to not only identify the techniques used by others but also employ them yourself. The course is designed to provide you with the foundation you will need to apply certain techniques in the search for your own answers. The course will begin with an overview of how research, and its appropriate methodology, came about in science and, more specifically, psychology. We will then go over the ABCs of conducting research, learning how to define “variables” and why they are important. While this course will also touch upon statistics and their importance, it will not require a comprehensive knowledge of the subject. The course will conclude with a section on experiment results and the ways in which experimental design and statistics can be used to ensure certain results. By the end of this course, you should understand why research methodology is important in scientific research, be comfortable reading method and results sections of journal articles, and understand a range of different research methods (as well as when to employ each).


Unit 1: An Introduction to Research
Unit 2: The Research Report
Unit 3: Ethical Research
Unit 4: Measurement Concepts
Unit 5: Observation, Survey, and Experimental Research Designs
Unit 6: Understanding Research Results
Unit 7: Final Exam