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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

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UNDERGRADUATE STUDIES

EPSY offers a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Education 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
Special Education Programs

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Educational Psychology

Research & Outreach

Research


The Department of Educational Psychology (EPSY) is engaged in exciting, cutting-edge research in school, home and community settings. With over $22 million in external funding expenditures last year, the department has significant initiatives that examine educational achievement, social support and mental health issues across various ages and demographics.

Nationally and internationally recognized for their research excellence, the Center for Disability and Development (CDD) as well as the Center for Research and Development in Dual Language and Literacy Acquisition (CRDDLLA) lead the way in reducing barriers to equity in health and education.

 

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Research by the numbers 2017


New Awards: $22,318,679

Annual Budgeted: $10,139,154

Proposals Submitted

Faculty Funded

Percent Tenured/ Tenure Track Faculty

Total Annual Budgeted Funding


Private

State

Federal

14%
18%
68%

Qatar Foundation

Shen Zen University

United Way

Texas Health and Human Services

Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board

Texas Workforce Commission

Department of Defense

Department of Health and Human Services

Department of Justice

US Department of Education

Center for Disability and Development (CDD)

Center for Research and Development in Dual Language and Literacy Acquisition (CRDDLLA)

Counseling and Assessment Clinic (CAC)

Outreach


Youth Adventure Program

The YOUTH ADVENTURE PROGRAM (YAP) is a series of one week courses designed to encourage career exploration in fields of interest to gifted and talented students. YAP is held on the College Station campus of Texas A&M University. Although no admission criteria are utilized, applicants should be highly motivated to learn, think, and solve problems and should have a strong interest in future college, university, and/or professional school attendance. Only one course is selected per week of attendance, and applicants are admitted on a first come basis.

Aggie Achieve

Aggie ACHIEVE (Academic Courses in Higher Inclusive Education and Vocational Experiences) is a four-year inclusive higher education program for young adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities to expand their interests and prepare for employment in the community. Aggie Achieve students will live on campus, participate in TAMU classes, join clubs and organizations, prepare for inclusive employment, and integrate fully into student life at Texas A&M University. Peer supports called ACHIEVEmates are current TAMU students that will help students accomplish the goals of the program and build relationships with them. This program is the first of its kind in Texas and is set to have its first cohort start in Fall 2019.

Resources


Texas CTE Resource Center

Online resources for administrators

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