Educational Psychology

Logo: Ranked 7th by US News and World Report in Educational PsychologyLeadership 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 fifth among public institutions and seventh overall. 

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Graduate Programs

Our master’s and doctoral programs explore theory through research and apply data driven approaches in a wide variety of settings. Students gain the skills necessary to make significant impacts in research and education.

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Undergraduate Minor

Our department offers a transcriptable minor in Educational Psychology. Undergraduate students have the opportunity to take our courses as electives, minor in Educational Psychology, and/or participate in EDP research.


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The Importance of Addressing Race, Culture, and Ethnicity through Psychological Research

“In the current climate, it is imperative now more than ever that psychological research is utilized to help communities of color address these current issues related to immigration and the increase of racial tensions,” said Professor Kevin Cokley.

Discovery Minute Germine Awad

Census Update Discovery Minute with Gigi Awad

Join Educational Psychology Associate Professor Germine Awad as she discusses both the ramifications of classifying people of Middle Eastern or North African (MENA) descent as white on the U.S. Census form and the necessity of giving them their own designation.

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Assistant Professor Receives Department Teaching Award

Sarah Kate Bearman was awarded the Outstanding Teaching Award for 2018-2019. This award is presented to a faculty member each year who is recognized for innovation and excellence in teaching at the undergraduate and graduate level. Congratulations, Dr. Bearman!