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National College Credit Recommendation Service

Board of Regents  |  University of the State of New York

Maalot Educational Network | Evaluated Learning Experience

Psychological Foundations of Education (PSY230)

Formerly Psychological Foundations of Education (PSY260)

Classroom: 39 hours (13 weeks). Distance/Hybrid: Varies. 

Traditional classroom-based offered at Maalot, Jerusalem, and other authorized locations. Distance learning and hybrid options available.

September 2009 - Present.

Instructional delivery format: 
Traditional classroom model
Online/distance learning
Hybrid course/exam
Learner Outcomes: 

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: isolate and describe the different aspects of the complexity inherent in the teaching process; identify personal biases and definitions of a teacher, student and classroom; summarize and apply contemporary cognitive theories and information processing models; describe theories of motivation and learning theories and their application to classroom management; demonstrate an ability to devise and utilize behavioral objectives in support of a teaching task and construct taxonomies of objectives; effectively assess and relate to pupil variability in terms of stage theories of normal development and typical age-level characteristics; and demonstrate familiarity with different means of evaluating classroom learning.


Topics covered are:  theoretical perspectives and research pertinent to education and educational experience. Instruction also includes: teaching in the classroom, how different children develop, interact, learn within educational settings and psychological evaluation of classroom learning and school achievement.

Credit recommendation: 

In the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 3 semester hours in Psychology (2/11) (4/16 revalidation) (3/21 revalidation).