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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
Special Education Programs

Bachelor's in Education with a concentration in:

Bilingual Education

B.S. in Education: Concentration in Bilingual Education

The Bachelor of Science in Education, with a concentration/certification in Bilingual Education (BIED) prepares students to pursue a career as a bilingual education, ESL or dual language teacher. Our 124-hour program provides coursework with an emphasis on addressing English language learner needs in the classroom.

Program Highlights

Admissions Process

  • Freshman, change of major and transfer students should follow all Texas A&M University and department admissions policies. Visit Undergraduate Admissions for more information.
  • Students must apply and be admitted into the upper level Teacher Education program before beginning the certification program.

Note: Applicants are reviewed by committee and admitted on a competitive basis. Meeting the minimum requirements listed does not guarantee admission.

Program Details

Degree: Bachelor of Science in Education with concentration/certification in Bilingual Education
Program Delivery: Traditional
Program Hours: 124

Field Experiences

After completing 45-66 hours of pre-requisite coursework, students must apply for upper level admissions. Once admitted into upper level, students begin their field experience blocks:

BEFB Sequence

This block is completed in bilingual or dual-language EC-6 classrooms.

Students complete 110 clock hours and 45 family community based clock hours. Activities include:

  • Observation of instructional delivery
  • Analyzing and reflecting on best practices
  • Application of methods to teach content-areas
  • Development and delivery of lessons for English language learners

Senior Methods

The second field experience block is approximately 110 clock hours.

Students will take courses that include instructional methods in teaching elementary core subject areas:

  • Social Sudies,
  • Mathematics,
  • Science, and
  • Reading/Language Arts.

Practicum activities include observing and teaching in a bilingual or dual language classroom.

Clinical Teaching

The final field experience block is clinical teaching, and is completed during your final semester.

Clinical teaching provides applied experience in public schools that facilitate the development of acceptable and realistic perceptions of roles, responsibilities and relationships. Students work with cooperating teachers who provide guidance for what is expected of a professional teacher and of the school culture.

During clinical teaching, students are enrolled in BEFB 425, which consists of supervision and planned seminars conducted by the supervisor and an online course BEFB 426: Effective Instruction for Hispanic Studies.

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Frequently Asked Questions


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  • I live out of state. Do you accept out-of-state applicants?

    Yes, we accept in-state and out-of-state applicants.

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