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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
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Dr. Marcia Montague

Dr. Marcia Montague

Clinical Assistant Professor

Marcia Montague

Clinical Assistant Professor, Educational Psychology

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Marcia L. Montague is a Clinical Assistant Professor in Special Education at Texas A&M University. Her research interests surround equity in access for individuals with disabilities and at-risk youth. Dr. Montague engages in research and service activities centering on supporting the transition to postsecondary education for and the college retention of first-generation students and students with disabilities. Higher education teaching responsibilities have included numerous courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels for more than ten years.

Dr. Montague has nine years of special education classroom teaching experience where she taught students with a range of disabilities (including cognitive impairments, other health impairments, orthopedic impairments, traumatic brain injury, visual impairments, physical disabilities, multiple disabilities, and others). She engages in dedicated efforts to develop and maintain solid partnerships with surrounding school districts. This work has included leading efforts in mentoring, tutoring, developing and implementing academic and social skills camps, and providing professional development training. Outside of the school setting, Dr. Montague has worked with multiple Local Authorities on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (LIDDAs) in Texas. She has provided numerous trainings to disability service providers, emergency managers, mental health care providers, rehabilitation professionals, disaster case managers, aging and disability groups, and families.

Research interests: 

Classroom Management
Equity in Access to Education
Family Engagement and Empowerment
Interventions for At-Risk, First-Generation, and Low-Income Adolescents and College Students
Interventions for Students with Low-Incidence Disabilities
Special Education Teacher Preparation and Professional Development
Transition to Post-Secondary Education


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