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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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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.

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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


Educational Psychology

Certificate in Applied Behavior Analysis

Applied Behavior Analysis Certificate

Admission Deadlines: FEBRUARY 15 (SUMMER ADMISSION)

At Texas A&M, we offer the coursework necessary to sit for the Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA)® examination*. The coursework consists of six online courses in applied behavior analysis (ABA) and is approved by the Behavior Analyst Certification Board (BACB), Inc.®. You may complete these courses toward the ABA certificate, whether or not you are interested in becoming a BCBA.

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*Additional requirements apply for national certification. See the BACB® website for more information on the certification process: Learn more at BACB®.



Complete 18 hours for a transcripted TAMU graduate certificate in applied behavior analysis!

The ABA certificate option includes:

  • 18 credit hours entirely online
  • Asynchronous and synchronous course formats
  • Preparation for the BCBA exam
  • Required courses include:
    • SEFB 618 Applied Behavior Management in the Classroom
    • SPED 699 Advanced Applied Behavior Analysis
    • SPED 642 Program Development for Students with Behavior Problems
    • SPED 609 Educating Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders
    • EPSY 630 Single-Case Research
    • SPED 602 Ethics and Professional Conduct in Special Education and Applied Behavior Analysis


Contact the EPSY advisor to apply for the TAMU graduate certificate in ABA.


Non-students who are only interested in the TAMU graduate certificate in ABA (18 hours listed above): Go to Apply Texas

    1. Apply as a non-degree seeking student.
    2. Choose Texas A&M for the school
    3. Choose Educational Psychology (EPSY) for the department
    4. And NDS for non-degree seeking Master’s

Course Requirements

RDNG 674 Developmental Reading in the Elementary School. This course surveys the current basics in the teaching of reading in the elementary school. It should be taken prerequisite to the remaining courses.

RDNG 604 Reading Diagnosis. This course deals with diagnosing the reading problem of a child using formal and informal assessment procedures. It must be taken prerequisite to or concurrent with RDNG 642 below.

RDNG 642 Clinic Teaching in Reading. This course deals with remediating the reading problem of the same child assessed in RDNG 604.

RDNG 604 and RDNG 642 offer a sustained experience in dealing with the reading problems of a child.

RDNG 616 Organization and Supervision of Reading Programs. This course deals with administering the school or district reading program and providing in-service work for teachers of reading.


Program Details

Degree: Graduate Certificate
Program Delivery: Cohort-Model, Online
Credit Hours: 18



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