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Introduction to Educational Psychology

The Introduction to Educational Psychology examination contains 100 questions to be answered in 90 minutes. 

The test questions focus on the principles of learning and cognition, teaching methods and classroom management, child growth and development, and evaluation and assessment of learning.

Students should consider taking the exam if they can demonstrate the following abilities:  

  • knowledge and comprehension of basic facts, concepts, and principles
  • association of ideas with given theoretical positions
  • awareness of important influences on learning and instruction
  • familiarity with research and statistical concepts and procedures
  • ability to apply various concepts and theories as they apply to particular teaching situations and problems.

Computer-based Scoring: CLEP computer-based (CBT) exams are scored without a penalty for incorrect guessing. The raw score--the number of correct responses--is translated into a scaled score. The scaled scores for CLEP CBT are reported in a range from 20 to 80.

At Ferris, candidates taking the Introduction to Educational Psychology exam must score a 50 or higher to earn credit.

Course(s) and Credits

  • PSYC 310
    3 credits

Credits meet the social awareness and race/ethnicity and/or gender issues components of the general education requirement.