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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 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


Distance Education


EPSY Distance Education supports faculty in the design and development of online teaching and learning opportunities. Instructional design services and consultations are available to all faculty teaching in the Department of Educational Psychology.


Sarah McCorkle, Ph.D.
Director of Instructional Design

724 Harrington Tower
Mail stop TAMU 4225
Phone: 979.862.2086

Mission and Vision

Through programs, workshops, communities of interests, and peer-to-peer partnerships, EPSY Distance Education’s mission is to:

  • Provide opportunities for instructional development through reflection and collaboration.
  •  Consult with faculty on challenges and opportunities in technology-enhanced instruction.
  • Assist in major and minor revisions of fully online course offerings through instructional design and review of instructional materials.
  • Support faculty in the integration of new technologies and techniques in all distance education modalities, including online, hybrid, hyflex, and emergency remote instruction.


EPSY Distance Education aims to provide faculty with opportunities for:

  • Time and space to break out of teaching silos with supportive colleagues.
  • Implementation of high impact practices in online learning.
  • Developing scholarship of online teaching and learning.


Fall Semester events will be hosted in a hyflex format. Faculty may choose to attend in person or via Zoom. Please register to receive a link to the session. A Texas A&M University password is required to access events on Zoom.

A Look at Canvas
How are y’all using Canvas? Join us for an informal show-and-tell / Q&A on how EPSY faculty are using Canvas in Face-to-Face and Online teaching!
Tuesday, September 21, 2021 (10:00 – 11:00)
Please Register
(TAMU login required)


Refresh you course with OSCQR
OSCQR is a new course quality rubric for those who are teaching online. The OSCQR rubric is programmed with links to new ideas and exemplars.
Tuesday, October 26, 2021 (10:00 – 11:00)
Please Register
(TAMU login required)


Planning Engaging and Effective Lecture Recordings
Just in time for your winter break re-recording and course revision plans!
Tuesday, November 9, 2021 (10:00 – 11:00)
Please Register
(TAMU login required)


(Previously Offered Workshops)


EPSY Distance Education produces a monthly course design newsletter on topics related to online teaching, hyflex teaching, and teaching with technology.

The newsletter archive can be accessed at The contents of the newsletter are intended for faculty within the Department of Educational Psychology. Some content is only available to those with a Texas A&M University password. Subscribe to the newsletter.

Faculty Resources

Zoom Plug-in for Canvas
The Zoom plugin for Canvas provides a unique interface for you and your students. By scheduling your Zoom sessions for students inside of Canvas, the recordings can also be accessed from within your Canvas course.
Schedule and record your meeting in Canvas

Zoom Cloud
You can record Zoom meetings directly to the Cloud and share them with students. Texas A&M’s paid version of Zoom provides this feature. (The free version only lets you save the video to your computer.) Storage space is limited. This option is useful for occasional meeting recordings.
Record your meeting to the cloud

There are some advantages of using YouTube to host your videos. YouTube’s speech to text functionality can be used to quickly create accurate subtitles for video captioning. You can set your video to be unlisted and disable comments for better privacy.
Correct your subtitles for better accessibility
Set your video to Unlisted and Disable Comments

Snagit is made by TechSmith and is a very basic screen recorder. The Texas A&M sponsored license can be purchased for $18 from
Record your screen with Snagit

Camtasia is also made by TechSmith. It is a teacher-friendly video editor and screen recorder. The Texas A&M sponsored license can be purchased for $18 from
Tutorials are available on the Techsmith website:

A portable Lightboard is available for faculty to borrow from EPSY Distance Education. The small, temporary board is being used to pilot this method for recording videos. We can look into a more permanent solution if the equipment is helpful.
Setup the Lightboard and flip your video

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