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UCLA Department of Psychology Applied Developmental Psychology (ADP) Minor

Psychology ADP Minor Application Guidelines

  • There are 4 parts of the application. All 4 parts of the application are due by the admissions deadline for the cohort to which you are applying. Check the ADP website for deadlines.

  1. 1 academic- or employment-related recommendation from any supervisor or instructor who knows you well and can speak to your strengths, skills and potential.

    1. Please plan ahead to allow time for your recommender to complete the form and return it to you for inclusion in your application.

    2. Use form provided and provide recommender with a blank envelope.

    3. Submit your recommendation in hard copy, sealed in an envelope with the recommender’s signature across the seal, to the Psychology Undergraduate Advising Office, 1531 Franz Hall (1st floor of Franz tower; outside entrance facing vending machines), by the application deadline.

  2. Part 1 of the application: Type responses into the web-based application form:

https://www.psych.ucla.edu/adpminor/applicationform

At the bottom of the form, you will be asked to upload the following 2 files:



  1. A complete copy of your UCLA Degree Progress Report or Degree Audit Report.

    1. There is no need for an official Registrar-issued transcript.

    2. Pre-UCLA transcripts (e.g., community college) are not required.

    3. Save the DPR/DAR in PDF or Word format and upload it to the web-based application form.

  2. A complete Part 2 of the application*, with answers to the short questions and essay question, saved in PDF or Word format and uploaded to the web-based application form.

  • Please ensure your application is complete. We cannot review incomplete applications.

  • You will receive confirmation of your application by 7 days after the application deadline.

  • You may also be asked to sign up for a 1-hour group interview. It is vital that you respond as soon as possible if invited to interview.

  • You will be informed of decisions by e-mail within a month after the application deadline.

* Tips for entering responses into the forms of this Word document (Application Part 2):

  1. Enter your responses into the gray shaded areas provided for each question. The space and box will expand to accommodate your response. (Some questions are open-ended; others offer a drop-down menu of response options.)

  2. Several questions have a word limit (e.g., 25 words, 150 words, etc.). If you cannot calculate a word count inside this document, we recommend that you write and edit your responses in a separate document, in which you can use the “word count” tool, and then copy and paste the responses into this form.

  3. Do not include this first page when you save and upload this document.

Keep this page for your records, and thank you for your interest in ADP!

Questions? Please see the ADP website! http://www.psych.ucla.edu/adpminor

(Still have questions? E-mail ADPminor@psych.ucla.edu)



UCLA Department of Psychology Applied Developmental Psychology (ADP) Minor

Application for Admission to the Psychology ADP Minor

Last Name

     



First Name

     

UCLA Student ID #:         –    










1. How did you hear about the ADP minor? 

     
2. Please list ALL courses you have taken (or are currently taking) that you consider relevant to the ADP minor. You are welcome to include community college courses, if relevant to the ADP minor (e.g., child development courses).



Note: ALL Psychology courses should be listed, along with any research methods courses (in any department) and/or research assistantships completed for course credit. Press enter (within each column) to begin a new line for each additional course.

Course

     


Grade

     


Knowledge/skills/experience gained relevant to ADP? (max 25 words to describe each course)

     



3. Please briefly describe your experiences working with children (including age(s) of children), note length/duration of each experience, and what each experience taught you. You are welcome to answer in list/bullet-point or paragraph form. (max 150 words)

     
4. How will your involvement in ADP tie into your past experiences and future goals?



     
5. This internship requires strenuous activity (e.g., lifting 30 lb., bending). Is there any reason you would not be able to perform the duties of this job? The purpose of this inquiry is so that accommodations can be made if necessary.

     


Note: question #6 begins on next page.
6. In a typical week during the academic year, an ADP student spends at least 16 hours per week* on ADP-related work, during which he/she:

-- Attends the 134 class

-- Serves 8 hours per week at their internship site

-- Documents ongoing observations of children at their internship site

-- Completes course readings

-- Submits twice-weekly writing-intensive assignments

-- Maintains timely communication with instructors, supervisors and fellow interns

-- Attends occasional office hours, additional workshops (at least once per quarter), and (spring quarter only) 2

evening professional development panels

-- During the second and third quarters, meets with classmates outside to complete a group project


* During summer sessions, the weekly commitment is higher, due to the compression of each 10-week quarter into a 6-week session. During Summer Session A, for example, class meets 250 minutes a week and students volunteer at their internship 15 hours a week.

Please review the ADP website for more details (see the section “What do ADP students actually do?”)

How will you ensure you are able to make and maintain this level of commitment across the 3 quarters of the ADP core coursework and internship? Please be specific. (max 250 words) 

     


7. Anything else we should know in considering your candidacy for the ADP minor?

     


Note: Question #8 begins on next page.

8. In the space below, please answer the following essay question in 400-650 words (no more than 650 words, please!). Be specific and explicit in your reasoning. Offer support for your argument with examples from any or all of the following: relevant research, theory, policy issues, current events, and/or your own observations/experience.

We encourage you to include information from outside sources, but please adhere to UCLA’s academic integrity policy (http://www.studentgroups.ucla.edu/dos/assets/documents/paper.pdf) and cite all sources (e.g., using APA Style (https://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/560/03/.)



Choose one of the following quotes about young children. Discuss its meaning, why you agree or disagree with its claim, and how society would benefit (or suffer) from adults who perceive young children’s development, care and/or education this way. (Please focus on young children)

"What we see changes what we know. What we know changes what we see." – Jean Piaget

“The teacher must adopt the role of facilitator, not content provider.” – Lev Vygotsky

“Many things we need, can wait. The child cannot. Now is the time, the bones are formed, his mind developed. To him we cannot say tomorrow, his name is Today.” – Gabriela Mistrál



     

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