Welcome to Educational Psychology

Educational Psychology is a diverse field that spans a variety of areas including human motivation, human development, learning theories, and teaching practices and pedagogy. Students’ research areas include development, learning, individual learner differences, and more.

Our graduates work for colleges and universities, state and federal agencies, business and industry, private research and development organizations, and school systems. Most of our graduates work as researchers, faculty, or in institutional research and evaluation.

Academic Programs of Study

Our program is not a clinical program, and does not include training in school psychology, administration of diagnostic tests, diagnosis or treatment of mental health conditions, diagnosis or treatment of learning or development disorders, or any other clinical service. The program does not lead to licensure as a psychologist, counselor, school psychologist, psychometrist, or any other professional license.

Certs and Minors

Career Options


David Marshall
Assistant Professor
William (Hank) Murrah
Department Head, Educational Foundations, Leadership, and Technology
David Shannon
Humana-Germany-Sherman Distinguished Professor, Educational Research and Evaluation
Paris Strom
Last updated: 01/12/2024