School of Educational Foundations, Leadership and Policy
Educational Foundations & Inquiry (EDFI)
Frequently asked questions
- What is EDFI 3030 (Educational Psychology Applied to Adolescent Development)?
Theory and research on socioemotional development, cognition, learning, and motivation, as applied to educational processes in various learning environments with a concentration on the adolescent years. Co-requisite field experience: EDFI 4200 required. Prerequisites: PSYC 1010 and sophomore status. C/F hrs: 20.
- Who is required to take EDFI 3020 or 3030?
All education majors seeking a K-12 certification (e.g., music education, art education, physical education, special education) are required to take EDFI 3020. All middle childhood and secondary (AYA) majors are required to take EDFI 3030.
Note: EDFI 3010 (for early childhood majors) is under development and may be offered within the next academic year.
- Are course substitutions allowed?
Requested transfer of courses are evaluated on a case-by-case basis. Substituting EDFI 3020 for 3030 is not permitted.
- What is EDFI 4200 and who takes it?
Supervised practicum experiences involving individual and small group instruction of students in grades K-12 conducted in area schools and other university/community settings. Must be taken concurrently with EDFI 3020/3030, and may be taken concurrently with EDFI 4020, EDFI 4080 or EDFI 4170 with instructor approval. May be repeated up to 4 hours. Presently, all middle childhood majors must enroll for EDFI 4200 for 1 semester credit hour; it is optional for other education majors to enroll for this course for credit.
Note: This is an academic service learning course.
- Lastly, when in doubt review your check sheet and talk to your advisor!