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.


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Intro to Individual Counseling now available!

Extra seats have been added to EDP’s most popular introductory undergraduate counseling course for Spring ‘17! The class covers the nature of counseling processes, client-counselor roles and relationships, and dynamics of behavior changes.

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Counseling PhD Alumnus Wins Top Award

Blaine Fowers, Ph.D. ’87, has been awarded the Joseph B. Gittler Award from the American Psychological Foundation. Fowers, a professor of educational and psychological studies in the School of Education and Human Development at the University of Miami, was chosen for his contributions to the philosophical foundations of psychology. The award includes a $5,500 honorarium and highlights Fowers’ research surrounding kindness, fairness, and friendship.

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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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EDP Doctoral Research Presentations

Wednesdays this Fall: open to the public, check out current research being conducted by Educational Psychology graduate students, with topics ranging from Imposter Phenomenon, attachment styles, chronic pain, teacher coping, and substance use intervention.

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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.