Mission Statement

Department of Educational Psychology


Ensuring equal access to education and opportunity is one of the greatest challenges and promises of this century. The Department of Educational Psychology, housed within the College of Education at the University of Texas at Austin, provides an interdisciplinary and contemporary approach to learning and development. We seek to enhance the quality of the human experience in our pluralistic society through rigorous educational and psychological research, and effective translation of findings to policy and practice.


The Department of Educational Psychology advances knowledge about the human experience at the intersection of education and psychology through research, teaching, and practice. 

Core Values 

  • Excellence in research and its application to policy and practice
  • Excellent in teaching, learning and scholarship
  • Commitment to student-centered learning
  • Fostering a community of care and belonging
  • Promoting a culture of human welfare and support for all


  • Development of innovative research methods with application to educational, psychological, and societal problems.
  • An interface of educational psychology with health and wellness
  • Cultural awareness and competency
  • Expertise in empirically supported practice


To transform the landscape of educational psychology in order to promote academic achievement, improve health and advance a culture of belonging.

Contact Information

Department of Educational Psychology
George I. Sánchez Building
5th Floor, Room 5.708

Phone: (512) 471-4155
Fax: (512) 471-1288