Educational Psychology

Leadership in Science and Practice

Our department is dedicated to advancing knowledge of human behavior as it relates to education. We train our students to work as teachers, counselors, evaluators and researchers in educational environments by cultivating mastery of skills in the areas of human development and behavior, psychology of education, learning theory and research and evaluation methods. This year, U.S. News and World Report ranked our department sixth among public institutions and eighth overall. 


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Professor Kevin Cokley Selected as a Fellow in UT System Academy of Distinguished Teachers

Cokley's induction into the Academy distinguishes him as a top educator in the UT System, and recognizes his leadership and commitment to improving teaching and fostering instructional innovation.

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Cindy Carlson Named as Hogg Foundation Advisory Council Member

Educational Psychology Chair and Professor Cindy I. Carlson is one of three new National Advisory Council members of the Hogg Foundation for Mental Health at The University of Texas at Austin.

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UT Austin Researchers Receive $20 Million to Improve Education Outcomes for Deaf and Hard of Hearing

UT-Austin College of Education researchers have received $20 million from U.S. Department of Education to lead a center supporting postsecondary education for deaf and hard of hearing people.

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School Psychology Colloquium Series

Weekly colloquium series presented by the School Psychology program. Speakers include faculty from the College of Education and departments across campus, and other invited guests. Topics include careers in School Psychology and Community Mental Health, Qualifying Process, assessments, bilingualism in education, and more.