In 2021, the University of Minnesota's Department of Educational Psychology was rated #10 in the nation among educational psychology graduate programs by U.S. News & World Report. Our special education program was also rated #10.
Help others grow academically and professionally as a K-12 school counselor, college or student personnel counselor or mental health professional in a community setting.
Study the psychological processes critical to education. Put your research to work--in local schools and with members of diverse communities--to help our neighbors succeed at school and work.
Discover solutions to issues in educational research, assessment, and program evaluation through measurement, evaluation, and statistics.
Work with students to help them succeed academically, socially, emotionally, and behaviorally by providing a range of services, including: assessment, intervention, prevention, consultation, supervision, training, research, program evaluation, and development.
Improve outcomes for individuals who require specialized support to achieve success throughout their lifespan.
Add a graduate minor in educational psychology to your MA or PhD degree.
Choose from two tracks:
Earn your bachelor's of science in special education and academic behavior strategist (ABS) teaching license in four years.
Gain expertise in the field of special education to expand its reach in schools and society. This degree does not lead to a teaching license.
Enrich your major degree, working with learners across the lifespan (children, youth, and adults).
Conduct research to help improve educational outcomes and lives, and gain valuable research experience critical to narrowing your interests and school search.
Learn American Sign Language (ASL), one of the fastest growing languages in the United States and the indigenous language of the Deaf community. ASL is a natural, visual, non-spoken language with its own distinct grammatical structure.
As you consider your education options for fall 2020, you may feel unsure about commiting to a school or degree. Why not earn credits now to apply to a degree later? Taking these courses will ground you in an understanding educational psychology. You'll take with you in your future studies or career--be it education, your community, the business world, or other organizations.
Prepare to assist children and youth with ASD and their families with this fully online ASD certificate.
Shape your teaching and research through better understanding of how people learn. As a student in our new learning sciences certificate program, you’ll study learning theories, methodologies, designs, and evidence-based practices central to teaching and conducting research that supports the learning process.
Develop, implement, and supervise programs to teach gifted and talented students in K-12, postsecondary schools and other settings with a certificate in talent development and gifted education.