Educational psychology is the study of cognitive, emotional, and social learning processes that underlie education and human development across the lifespan. Research in educational psychology advances scientific knowledge of those processes and their application in diverse educational and community settings.
The Department of Educational Psychology provides training in the psychological foundations of education, research methods, and the practice and science of counseling psychology, school psychology, and special education. Faculty and students provide leadership and consultation to the state, the nation, and the international community in each area of educational psychology. The department's scholarship and teaching enhance professional practice in schools and universities, community mental health agencies, business and industrial organizations, early childhood programs, and government agencies.
Fields of study
Counseling and Student Personnel Psychology
M.A., Ph.D., licensure
Psychological Foundations of Education
Specific tracks within Psych Foundations include:
- Learning and cognition/educational technology
- Social psychological and social developmental processes in educational psychology (including human relations)
Quantitative Methods in Education (QME)
M.A./Specialist certificate, Ph.D.
B.S., M.Ed., M.A., Ph.D.