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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

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UNDERGRADUATE STUDIES

EPSY offers a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Interdisciplinary Studies 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. Olivia Hester

Dr. Olivia Hester

Program Director, Aggie ACHIEVE

Dr. Olivia Hester is the Program Director for Aggie ACHIEVE. She received her Ph.D. in Special Education from The University of Alabama. While at Alabama, Dr. Hester worked for several years as both a special education transition teacher and a graduate research assistant for the CrossingPoints Transition Program. CrossingPoints is located on The University of Alabama campus and is a similar postsecondary program to Aggie ACHIEVE. Dr. Hester is responsible for oversight of all key elements of Aggie ACHIEVE, such as day-to-day operations, student recruitment and screening, collaborating with faculty in academic departments, fostering campus and community partnerships, and addressing any issues that arise. Dr. Hester’s research interests include exploring the social justice issues of access and participation by youth with significant intellectual disabilities in the community, postsecondary education, and employment. She also studies the use of evidence-based strategies in supporting youth with intellectual disabilities in reaching desired employment outcomes in inclusive settings.

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