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Educational Psychology

Knowledge of theories and methodologies regarding how humans learn and the associated application to teaching in diverse situations to create safe, healthy and supportive learning environments for students.

Behavior Statements

Proficiency Level 1 - Basic understanding

Identifies major educational psychology theories and methodologies.

Explains the range of classifications and applications within educational psychology.

Describes the general principles and practices of educational psychology.

Lists basic professional and ethical responsibilities within educational psychology.

Participates in psychological counseling projects for elementary school teachers.

Proficiency Level 2 - Working experience

Selects basic methods and techniques for educational psychological testing, counseling and research.

Adheres to professional codes of ethics and other related regulations.

Diagnoses common problems encountered by students in an educational environment, e.g. academic and social development problems.

Documents common successful educational psychological cases for further study.

Oversees the use of educational psychology in various situations, e.g. teaching and student counseling.

Proficiency Level 3 - Extensive experience

Coaches juniors on educational psychological research, testing and counseling.

Consults others on educational psychological counseling and treatment methods and techniques.

Coordinates with other educational professionals to develop teaching strategies and programs.

Facilitates the application of appropriate assessment and counseling procedures in accordance with established policies.

Recommends and collaborates with others on therapeutic and treatment plans for educational, social and emotional difficulties.

Proficiency Level 4 - Subject matter depth and breadth

Designs guidelines for the development of typical educational, social and emotional treatment plans.

Elaborates on emerging issues and best practices related to educational psychology.

Plays a leadership role in designing assessment and counseling procedures.

Champions the design and implementation of educational psychological testing and counseling methods.

Mediates with local education authorities to promote educational psychology research activities.

Develops a theoretical background of educational psychology within the field of education and presents information to others.

Interview Questions

  • Please list the key professional and ethical responsibilities involved in educational psychology.
  • How did you improve the effectiveness of your student counseling programs?
  • Tell me about your experience with educational psychology in your previous position(s).
  • What problems did you encounter with the development of typical educational, social and emotional treatment plans?
  • Describe tools and methods used in educational psychological testing, counseling and research.

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