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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 Interdisciplinary Studies 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. Kimberly Vannest

Dr. Kimberly Vannest



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Dr. Kimberly Vannest is a Professor in the Special Education program within the Educational Psychology Department of the College of Education and Human Development at Texas A&M University. Her research interest involve the prevention and treatment of emotional and behavioral problems in children and youth, the identification of evidence based practices, and single case experimental design methodology. She is an advocate to improve the supports and training for the teachers and clinicians who provide these services through online and on-demand professional development. She has published more than 100 academic works including journal articles, encyclopedias, books, book chapters, software, and parent guides. She has served as a PI or external evaluator for 16 grants totaling more than 6 million dollars in funding from organization such as the National Science Foundation, the Department of Defense, and the Texas Education Agency. She has also received awards and fellowships for her teaching and service. She currently serves as an associate editor, editor, or reviewer on nearly a dozen journals across the fields of education, psychology, and measurement.

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