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 fifth among public institutions and seventh overall. 


Faculty member Gemine Awad speaking to a seminar.

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.

Features

Putting trust in numbers

Putting Trust in Numbers

Associate Professor Tiffany Whittaker wants students to learn to interpret data and statistics, so she designed a new educational psychology course: Statistical Literacy and Reasoning. It’s designed to introduce students to statistical applications and their interpretations in daily life.

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.

Glass entry way leading to the lobby of the Psychological and Educational Assessment Center

Psychological and Educational Assessment Center

The University of Texas at Austin Psychological and Educational Assessment Center (PEAC) is a training center for the graduate programs in Counseling Psychology and School Psychology, and a resource for people who are seeking assessment for possible learning difficulties or conditions that may affect learning.

Child's painting of a cityscape.

Texas Child Study Center

The Texas Child Study Center (TCSC) was founded by Kevin Stark, professor in School Psychology in the Educational Psychology Department. TCSC is a collaboration between Dell Children’s Medical Center and the College of Education at UT Austin, and provides evidence-based treatment for children and adolescents with emotional, behavioral, and developmental disabilities.