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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. Steven Woltering

Dr. Steven Woltering

Associate Professor and Division Chair


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Steven Woltering is an associate professor in the department of Educational Psychology since September 2014 and jointly appointed with the department of Psychology and the TAMIN institute, as well as the Learning Sciences Division Chair. He is the director and founder of the Neurobiological lab for Learning and Development (NLD) which promotes, and educates on, the use of biometrics in social and health sciences. You can learn more about the NLD’s mission, research, and capability from this website:

Dr. Woltering’s interest, broadly put, is to better understand the role of self-regulation in our behavior and apply this to the field of education. Self-regulation refers to the ability to control your attention and emotions and this capacity is considered crucial for developing a cognitive and emotional competence.

    Main research questions:

  • Why are certain people able to control their attention and emotions better than others?
  • How does this ability of self-regulation develop across the lifespan?
  • Can this ability of self-regulation be trained so that people can become more effective learners?

Dr. Woltering has conducted studies on the role of self-regulation in typical and atypical populations, such as those suffering from ADHD, disruptive behavior problems, anxiety disorders, or types of addictive behavior (such as overeating). His work involves individual difference, developmental, and intervention/treatment studies and adopts a wide variety of methodologies, including questionnaire, observational, meta-analytical, executive function/neuropsychological, physiological and neuroscientific measures.

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