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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 explain different means of evaluating classroom learning.


Topics include theoretical perspectives and research pertinent to education and educational experience, 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).