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Educational Psychology
250 Education Sciences Bldg
56 East River Road
Minneapolis, MN 55455
Voice: 612-624-6083

Psychological Foundations/QME
250 Education Sciences Bldg
56 East River Road
Minneapolis, MN
55455-0364 USA

Tel: 612-624-0042
Fax: 612-624-8241

Psychological Foundations of Education

Memory in the classroom

Psychological Foundations of Education doctoral candidate, Martin Van Boekel, studies how learners adjust beliefs with new information. More

Understand the way people think, learn, and teach

As a student in the program, you’ll study the psychological processes critical to education. Research in our program focuses on cognitive and social-emotional development, including high-level cognition and factors shaping and enhancing learning throughout the lifespan. You'll use this knowledge to develop better educational processes and procedures for schools and other educational agencies, businesses, human and social service organizations, health care providers, government agencies, and more.

How to apply

Programs & degrees

Graduate (M.A., Ph.D.)

Masters and Ph.D. students choose between two areas of emphasis:

Learning and cognition / educational technology (M.A., Ph.D.)

Social psychological and developmental processes (M.A., Ph.D)

Professional (certificate)

Talent Development and Gifted Education Certificate


Learning and cognition / educational technology

William M. BartWilliam M. Bart
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Panayiota Andrea Kendeou
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Robert D. TennysonRobert D. Tennyson
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Keisha Varma
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Sashank VarmaSashank Varma
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Sashank VarmaSteve Yussen
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Social psychological & developmental processes

Geoffrey MaruyamaGeoffrey Maruyama
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