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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 (Ph.D.) 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. Dalun Zhang

Dr. Dalun Zhang

Professor & Director


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Research Interests
Transition education and services for individuals with disabilities


Dr. Dan (Dalun) Zhang is Professor of Special Education and Director of Faculty Development for the School of Education and Human Development. He is also the Director of the Center on Disability and Development at Texas A&M University. His research interest is centered on assisting youth with disabilities to make a successful transition from high school to adulthood. Over the course of his career, Dr. Zhang has been able to secure over $20 million in external funding for research, teaching, and demonstration projects. He has published over 80 research papers in peer-reviewed refereed journals, several book chapters, and many reports. Dr. Zhang has delivered over 100 research and keynote presentations at international/national levels. Dr. Zhang served as Chair of the Special Education Program, Research Coordinator, and Center Director. He also served as Vice President, Vice Chair, President-elect, and President for different professional organizations, including the Division on Career Development and Transition of the CEC and the Council on Research and Evaluation of the AUCD (Association of University Centers on Disabilities). In addition, Dr. Zhang has served on the editorial boards of several journals.

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