2018–2019 Walden University Catalog (September 2018) 
    
    Apr 26, 2019  
2018–2019 Walden University Catalog (September 2018) [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Teaching in Psychology - PhD in Psychology


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The Teaching Psychology specialization prepares students to integrate psychological theory and practice, using scientific methods and evidence-based practice to inform undergraduate and graduate instruction that incorporates issues of cultural and individual diversity.

Learning Outcomes


Students in the Teaching Psychology specialization will:

  1. Acquire a broad knowledge base in psychology and its history, ethics, research methods, and applications.
  2. Use psychological theory, research, and practice to inform instructional process and content.
  3. Apply psychological theories and research to educational practice.
  4. Develop the ability to promote attitudes and skills for lifelong learning, critical inquiry, and problem-solving in graduate and undergraduate learners.
  5. Develop the research skills necessary to make scholarly contributions to the field of psychology.

Fast-Track Option Course Sequence for BS Entry


Note: PhD in Psychology specialization Fast-Track Option courses are identified with an APSY course prefix for enrollment purposes. APSY course descriptions align with corresponding FPSY courses, as listed below.

Quarter Course Credits
1    3
1    5
1  1 5
2    5
2    5
2    5
2  2 1
3    5
3    5
3    5
3  3 2
4    5
4    5
4    5
4  4 2
5    5
5  5 5
5    5
5  6 2
6    5
6    5
6   
OR
  
5
7–9+    5 cr. per term for a minimum of three terms; taken continuously until completion

1PSYC 8215 aligns with APSY 8216.
2PSYC 9000 aligns with APSY 9000A Dissertation Prep.
3PSYC 9000 aligns with APSY 9000B Dissertation Prep.
4PSYC 9000 aligns with APSY 9000B Dissertation Prep.
5PSYC 8315 aligns with APSY 8314.
6PSYC 8702 aligns with APSY 8700.

Fast-Track Option Course Sequence for MS Entry


Note: PhD in Psychology specialization Fast-Track Option courses are identified with an APSY course prefix for enrollment purposes. APSY course descriptions align with corresponding PSYC courses, as listed below.

Quarter Course Credits
1    3
1    5
1    5
2    5
2    5
2    5
2  1 1
3    5
3  2 5
3    5
3  3 1
4    5
4    5
4  4 2
4  5 1
5   
OR
  
5
5    5
5  6 2
6–8+    5 cr. per term for a minimum of three terms; taken continuously until completion

1PSYC 9000 aligns with APSY 9000A Dissertation Prep.
2PSYC 8315 aligns with APSY 8314.
3PSYC 9000 aligns with APSY 9000A Dissertation Prep.
4PSYC 8702 aligns with APSY 8700.
5PSYC 9000 aligns with APSY 9000A Dissertation Prep.
6PSYC 9000 aligns with APSY 9000B Dissertation Prep.