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.

For UC Davis Undergraduates

The Education Psychology prerequisite can be met by completing Education 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 will offer an asynchronous course covering the Educational Psychology requirement.  The course will open on May 1, 2022 and students must enroll by June 17, 2022.  It is recommended that you allow 6 weeks to complete the course, which includes multiple project-style assignments that can be time intensive.  All work must be completed no later than July 29, 2022. The registration link will be available closer to the opening date.  You can sign up here to provide your information using the “notify me” option. Your UC Davis financial aid for the credential program does not cover the $550 cost of this class.


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.


Although it is not required by the time you apply, you will be considered a better prepared applicant if you have completed this course. 




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