General information

6. Educational Psychology Course

An upper division course that covers major concepts, principles, theories and research related to the development of children from infancy to adolescence, and human learning and achievement.  Course must examine cognitive, linguistic, social, emotional and physical development as well as typical and atypical development to help inform planning and learning experiences for all students. NOTE: lower division courses taken at a community college would not satisfy this requirement. 

For UC Davis Undergraduates

The Education Psychology prerequisite can be met by completing Education 110.  Current UCD undergraduate students are strongly encouraged to take EDU 110. There are two other UC Davis options that potentially meet this requirement but we must review the syllabus to confirm: 1) Psychology 140.  (Psy 1 and Psy 41 are prerequisites), and 2) HDE 100A and 100B.   (Psy 1 and Biological Science 001A or 002A or 010 are prerequisites).

For Undergraduates from other Colleges

Please check the School of Education’s Course Equivalency Site to see if a course at your school is considered equivalent. If you have completed a course that you believe is equivalent to an educational psychology course but you do not see it listed on the Course Equivalency Site, please submit a Course Substitution Request, which can be found under the “Course Inquiry” tab. You will see that many of the courses that were previously approved are now asking for a current syllabus to confirm that the course still covers the required content.

If You Still Need to Meet this Requirement

In coordination with the School of Education, the UC Davis Continuing and Professional Education program usually offers a summer intensive Educational Psychology course. More details regarding the status of this course will be provided in January 2024.


You can also use the Course Equivalency Site to “Browse Requirements” to investigate other course options that you can take now to meet the prerequisite.





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