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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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UNDERGRADUATE STUDIES

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

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Graduate Programs

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

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ONLINE EDUCATION

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

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Certificates

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

FROM OUR FORMER STUDENTS


“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

Marcia Montague

Clinical Assistant Professor, Educational Psychology

979-458-0828 | mmontague@tamu.edu

Office: Harrington Tower 603

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Marcia L. Montague is a Clinical Assistant Professor in Special Education at Texas A&M University. She earned her doctoral degree at the Texas A&M University Department of Educational Psychology with an emphasis on Special Education Leadership and Interagency Collaboration. 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. Higher education teaching responsibilities have included numerous courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels for more than ten years. Dr. Montague has supervised field practicum, internships, and clinical teaching of undergraduate and graduate students.

Further, 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 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.

Courses taught include:

  • Adaptive and Assistive Technology
  • Assessment in School Settings
  • Classroom Management and Behavioral Interventions
  • Consultation in Special Education
  • Education and Employment Issues in Secondary Special Education
  • Family Involvement and Empowerment
  • Freshman Seminar
  • Instructional Strategies for Students with Significant Support Needs
  • Issues and Methods in Low Incidence Disabilities
  • Online Course Design
  • Overview of Exceptional Students
  • Research on Teacher Effectiveness
  • Teaching Students with Emotional Disturbances and Behavior Disorders
  • Transition Education and Services for Individuals with Disabilities
  • Understanding Special Populations

Research interests: 

  • Equity in access for individuals with disabilities and at-risk youth
  • Transition to postsecondary education for and the college retention of first-generation, low-income, and at-risk students
  • Family engagement
  • Interventions for students with low incidence disabilities
  • Inclusive special education teacher preparation and professional development

 

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