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University of Georgia

The University of Georgia has a long and distinguished history in the development and dissemination of the nation's intellectual, cultural and environmental heritage.  The College of Education, founded in 1908, is an integral part of today’s University. Perennially ranked among the nation’s top research-extensive institutes (ranked 25th in U.S. News & World Report’s 2009 edition of America’s Best Graduate Schools), the College continues to be a center for innovative research, teaching and service projects of local, national and international interest. The College’s programs prepare graduates to work with individuals from infancy through adulthood in schools, community agencies, colleges and universities. The Department of Educational Psychology and Instructional Technology at UGA offers four Ph.D.s including Applied Cognition and Development, Educational Psychology, Instructional Design Technology, Research Evaluation Measurement and Statistics, and School Psychology. The School Psychology Program was ranked 9th in the nation in regards to the Faculty Scholarly Productivity Index by The Chronicle of Higher Education.

University of Minnesota

The University of Minnesota is a major center of education, creative scholarship, research, and service. It is one of the largest universities in the United States. The College of Education and Human Development is comprised of eight academic departments, four college-wide centers, and over 120 faculty across every important curricular, organizational, and research aspect of education. It houses over 12 major research centers. The college rank is consistently within the top twelve schools of education in the United States (US News and World Reports, 2001, 2007) and the Special Education Department and School Psychology Programs are consistently in the top 10.

The Center for Reading Research facilitates Reading First Professional Development Program and the Minnesota Statewide Reading Academy: School Change in Reading Program. During the 2005-06 school year there were 1000 teachers and administrators in 51 high-poverty schools across Minnesota who were part of the program, and in 2006-07 there are 24 schools and 500 teachers participating. Eleven of these current schools are in the Minneapolis or St. Paul Public School Districts. The program has been very successful in helping schools raise students’ reading achievement in grades K-3. It is based on the research-validated School Change in Reading Framework for grades K-6 developed by Taylor and associates. The center provides a series of workshops is to help school leaders and teachers in grades K-6 learn how to use scientifically based reading instruction to improve reading achievement.

Syracuse University

From its founding in 1870, Syracuse University has been the embodiment of Scholarship in Action—education that transcends traditional boundaries through a combination of innovative thinking, daring choices and entrepreneurial attitude. Our iconic campus is nestled amongst the rolling hills of Central New York—itself a crucible of historic change and progress. Building on that foundation, SU continues to create opportunities for students and faculty to push limits, build pathways, and make connections that lead to new discoveries and transformational change. The Department of Psychology strives to advance the scientific understanding of human behavior through research, teaching, and community engagement. Our faculty are recognized scholars and mentors with research interests in four primary areas:

  1. causes and consequences of social problems
  2. cognition, brain & behavior,
  3.  health and behavior and
  4.  the psychology of children in home and school.

Our undergraduate major, one of the largest in the College of Arts & Sciences, actively engages students in research, teaching, and community internships through the Allport Project. We offer graduate training in four areas: Clinical, Experimental, School, and Social Psychology. Together, our faculty and students seek to make discoveries that are exciting and important and share a passion for understanding why people think, feel, and act as they do.


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