About the Department of Educational Psychology

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About the Department of Educational Psychology

Our mission

The Department of Educational Psychology provides training in the cognitive, emotional, and social learning processes that underlie education and human development across the lifespan, including: the psychological foundations of education, quantitative methods in education, the practice and science of counseling psychology, school psychology, and special education.

Faculty and students provide leadership and consultation to the state, nation, and international community. 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.

Our location

Students in coffee shop
Students meet in the Dunn Brothers River Road Cafe in the basement of the Education Sciences Building.

Located on the East Bank campus, the Education Sciences Building hosts a variety of amenities for students, including study spaces, conference rooms and the Dunn Bros River Road Café. It is a short walk to Dinkytown, the heart of University of Minnesota culture with unique shops and delicious restaurants. The building boasts a beautiful view of the Minneapolis skyline and Mississippi River. It’s conveniently located close to walking and biking paths, including the Dinkytown Greenway. Public and visitor parking is a short distance from the building. A few metered parking spots are just outside, and additional parking is available in the Church Street Garage and the 4th Street Ramp.