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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 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
Special Education Programs


Dr. Kirsten Newell

Dr. Kirsten Newell

Assistant Professor


Curriculum Vita

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Short Bio

Dr. Newell’s research seeks to improve the use of academic assessment tools as part of systematic prevention and intervention systems in schools. Specifically, she is interested in improving assessment and decision making for students learning in more than one language. Dr. Newell also conducts research to investigate how educators understand and use assessment data.

Research Interests

academic assessment of dual-language learners
academic assessment within multi-tiered systems of support
biliteracy assessment and intervention
educators’ interpretation and use of data

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