Welcome to the department of Educational Psychology and Science. Education psychology is an aspect of Psychology that investigates all the psychological aspects of teaching and learning processes. Most educational psychologists work in Tertiary institutions or Universities, where they conduct research and train teachers and psychologists. Some work in schools developing curricula materials and procedures, others can be found in government agencies, businesses, and in the military among many other institutions. Areas that educational psychologists address include gender differences in mathematical ability, teachers’ effects on students’ behavior, identification, and strategies in handling learners with special needs among other psychological aspects in the learning environment.
Other than teaching psychology courses to teacher trainees, members of the department also teach psychology units to Agricultural Education and Extension students.
As of 2022, the department has 6 full-time lecturers and 3 part-time members. The members come from diverse areas of specializations in psychology including mental health, psychometrics, cognitive, counseling, and special needs education. The department has programs in Diploma, Bachelors, Masters, and Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.).
Academic programs offered in the department
- Diploma in Secondary Education (Science)
- Diploma in Special Needs Education (SNE)
- Bachelor of Education (Science)
- Bachelor of Education Science (Biology/Agriculture)
- Bachelor of Education in Special Needs Education (SNE)
- Master in Educational Psychology
- Master in Special Needs Education
- PhD in Educational Psychology