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The Department OF Educational Psychology

The Department of Educational Psychology (EPSY) is home to a variety of interrelated disciplines and degree options focused on human development and well-being in educational and community contexts. Our undergraduate programs prepare students to work with children and youth in a variety of community and school contexts. We also offer a range of professional master’s degrees geared towards professionals in schools, communities, and the corporate world. For those interested in doctoral studies we offer Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degrees in Educational Psychology, Counseling Psychology, and School Psychology.

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Educational Psychology Programs



EPSY offers a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Education and University Studies, with one of three focuses.


Graduate Programs

The department of Educational Psychology offers a range of professional graduate degree programs.



EPSY offers a wide variety of online programs and courses to many the diverse needs our students.

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Undergraduate students have the opportunity to complete certificate programs while completing their degree requirements.


“I came to the conclusion that being a special educator is less about whom you teach and more about what you teach.”

– Stephanie Haetchen ’12
Special Education Programs


Dr. Carly Gilson

Dr. Carly Gilson

Assistant Professor


Curriculum Vita

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Short Bio

Dr. Carly Gilson is the founding Faculty Director for Aggie ACHIEVE. She is also an Assistant Professor in the Department of Educational Psychology at Texas A&M University. She received her Ph.D. in Special Education from Vanderbilt University, where she also served as a job coach and graduate research assistant with the Next Steps program. Prior to pursuing doctoral studies, Dr. Gilson worked as a special education teacher in Atlanta. She now conducts research in transition for young adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities and expanding pathways for inclusive higher education and integrated employment. She also teaches in the special education undergraduate program at Texas A&M University. Dr. Gilson provides oversight for the Aggie ACHIEVE staff and leads the long-term vision for Aggie ACHIEVE.

Research Interests

Early career development supports
Intellectual and developmental disabilities
Postsecondary education for students with intellectual and developmental disabilities
School-to-work transition, employment skills

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