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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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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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Bachelor's in University Studies with a concentration in:

Child Professional Services

B.S. in University Studies with a concentration in Child Professional Services


The University Studies degree is a flexible 120-hour program that enables a student to combine a prescribed concentration, two minors, the core curriculum and electives to create a comprehensive degree that aligns with their individual professional interest. This program is heavily student centered. It is essential the student has a clear understanding of their professional or further educational interests and the selected plan of study positions them for success.

A concentration in Child Professional Services does not allow students to seek teacher certification; however, it prepares individuals to work with children in various organizations, which support youth development. Students may fulfill practicum requirements by working with the Youth Adventure Program.

As a means of preparing graduates for careers in civic, social or religious organizations; hospitals or non-profit organizations; or family and community services, this concentration offers study in upper level education courses that provide a strong foundation in:

  • Child and adolescent development,
  • Instructional methods,
  • Educational psychology,
  • Kinesiology,
  • Human resource development,
  • Sociology, and/or
  • Creative Studies.

ADMISSIONS Process


Freshman, change of major and transfer students should follow all Texas A&M University and department admissions policies. View the Undergraduate Admissions page for full 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.

Requirements


Starting Fall 2014, students will complete a minor in Sociology (15 hours) and either a minor in Creative Studies (15 hours) or Human Resource Development (18 hours).

Program Details


Degree: Bachelor of Science, University Studies
Program Delivery: Traditional
Program Hours: 120

Creative Studies Minor


The Creative Studies minor provides knowledge and strategies to help you think more creatively within the area of your future profession.  Everyone has the ability to think more creatively.  Our job is to help you develop and grow your creative ability.  Creativity changes the way you think about personal and professional situations.

Creative Studies Minor Application

Complete the Application,  obtain a signature from Dr. Joyce Juntune (704 Harrington) or Christy Porter (115B Heaton Hall). Once signed, submit the application to your academic advisor, who will approve the minor and add it to your student account. Students applying for a minor in Creative Studies must have an overall GPR of 2.0 or better.

Creative Studies Coursework

The Creative Studies minor is 15 credit hours, consisting of six hours of required coursework and nine hours of additional courses, to be chosen by the student. Students must have a C grade or above in all Creative Studies courses to qualify for graduation with the minor.

Creative Studies Core Classes Schedule 2016-2018

Creative Studies – CRST – Minor Coursework updated 4-2018

Students may work as a counselor with the summer Youth Adventure Program camp for credit hours. Contact Dr. Jay Woodward for more information.

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Frequently Asked Questions


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  • What are the typical program costs?

    The following website can help you estimate the cost of the program, including current costs of tuition and fees: Click here for the cost of attendance estimator

    Please note, you must update the program hours.

  • 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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