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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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Academic Programs

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Educational Psychology Programs



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



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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Educational Psychology

Employment Opportunities

Faculty Positions

Clinical/Instructional Assistant Professor in Special Education

Special Education Assistant Professor Position Description

The Department of Educational Psychology is seeking applications for a Clinical Assistant Professor or Instructional Assistant Professor of Special Education (SPED). Primary responsibilities will be within the department’s SPED undergraduate teacher preparation program, with limited teaching contributions in the SPED master’s program. Preference will be given to individuals with SPED teaching experience (EC -12) and national certification as a BCBA. Successful teaching experience at the college level is also highly valued.

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Clinical Associate/Full Professor

Clinical Associate Full Professor Position Description

Faculty positions are approved by the Office of the Dean of Faculties each fiscal year. The department of Educational Psychology has significant external grant funding that releases faculty from teaching duties to require hiring both term-limited and long-term faculty. For the 2018- 2019 Academic Year, the Department of Educational Psychology is authorized to hire up to 25 non-tenure track faculty for the positions and ranks of: Assistant Lecturer, Lecturer, Instructional Assistant Professor, Instructional Associate Professor, Instructional Professor, Clinical Assistant Professor, Clinical Associate Professor, Clinical Professor, Adjunct Assistant Professor, Adjunct Associate Professor, Adjunct Professor, Visiting Assistant Professor, Visiting Associate Professor, Visiting Professor, and Senior Professor.

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Non-Tenure Track Positions

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