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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 Admissions

FRESHMAN


Freshman admissions, students with no previous college credit, must apply through Texas A&M’s Office of Admissions.

Concentration in Special Education (B.S.)

Earn a B.S. in Interdisciplinary Studies with a concentration in Special Education. Graduates are prepared to teach EC-12 Special Education and EC-6 General Education.

Concentration in Bilingual Education (B.S.)

Earn a B.S. in Interdisciplinary Studies with a concentration in Bilingual Education. Graduates are prepared to teach EC-6 Bilingual Education and EC-6 General Education.

Concentration in Child Professional Services (B.S.)

Earn a B.S. in University Studies with a concentration in Child Professional Services. Graduates are prepared to work with children and youth in a variety of community settings.

READMITS


Applications for readmission are reviewed and decided by each specific college and department. Contact the undergraduate advisor for the major in which you are applying to determine the readmission requirements.

TRANSFER


A transfer student applying for admission into an undergraduate program (i.e. Special Education, Bilingual Education or Non-certification Child Professional Services) within the Department of Educational Psychology must complete the ApplyTexas application through the Office of Admissions and meet the minimum department requirements:

  • Completed at least 24 hours of transferrable coursework with an overall gpa of at least 2.75
  • Completed MATH 141 and 142 (or their equivalents) (grade C or higher)
  • Completed two 4-hour lab sciences (grade C or higher)

In addition, students must comply with all Texas A&M admission requirements.

Note: Applicants are reviewed by committee for each program (SPED, BIL, Non-certification Child Professional Services) and admitted on a competitive basis. Meeting the minimum requirements listed does not guarantee admission.

For questions related to freshman or transfer admissions, contact Mr. Casey Ricketts, Assistant Director of Recruitment, at cricketts@tamu.edu.

Change of Major


Current Texas A&M University students who want to change majors into an EPSY program, must meet all of the following requirements in order to be considered:

Interdisciplinary Studies, concentration in Special Education

  • Minimum overall GPR of 2.75
  • Completion of MATH 140/141, 142 and two 4-hour lab sciences (grade of C or higher)
  • Maximum of 70 completed hours at the time of application

Interdisciplinary Studies, concentration in Bilingual Education

  • Minimum overall GPR of 2.75
  • Completion of MATH 140/141, 142 and two 4-hour lab sciences (grade of C or higher)
  • Maximum of 70 completed hours at the time of application

University Studies, concentration in Child Professional Services

  • Minimum overall GPR of 2.0
  • Completion of MATH 140/141, 142 and two 4-hour lab sciences
  • Maximum of 70 completed hours at the time of application

Student classification (e.g., U1, U2), assessment of transcript and possibility of excessive hours are all taken into consideration.

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BACHELOR’S PROGRAMS


Students applying to an undergraduate program must follow all department admissions. Program faculty will determine the admission of an applicant to the specific program.

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