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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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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
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Dr. Daniel Hajovsky

Dr. Daniel Hajovsky

Associate Professor, School Psychology


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Dr. Hajovsky joined the Department of Educational Psychology at Texas A&M University in fall 2021 as an Associate Professor. Prior to his appointment at Texas A&M University, he was an Assistant Professor and Chair of the Division of Counseling and Psychology in Education at the University of South Dakota. He is interested in the assessment and measurement of cognitive abilities and academic skills, the identification of specific learning disabilities, and the longitudinal development of psychological and contextual factors that influence academic, social, and behavioral skills. Dr. Hajovsky’s research focuses on (a) the predictive validity of cognitive abilities on youth and adolescent’s math, reading, and writing academic skills, (b) the identification of specific learning disabilities, (c) the dynamic relationships between teachers and students in the classroom, and (d) the impact of developmental and cultural considerations on outcomes. His research often leverages latent variable and longitudinal modeling to study primary and large-scale secondary data. His clinical experiences have spanned public schools and neurodevelopmental disability private practice settings.

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