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The Department of Educational Psychology offers degree programs at the master's and doctoral levels in Counseling, Instructional Psychology and Technology, and Special Education. In addition, a teacher education program leading to a bachelor of science and teacher certification is offered in Special Education.

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Our primary training goals are to facilitate student integration of counseling theory, research, and practice; to cultivate an understanding of the mutual influences of practice and science; and to foster the development and application of holistic counseling skills.

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The Counseling Psychology program offers a Ph.D. and has been fully accredited by the American Psychological Association since 1988. Our program has traditionally followed a scientist-practitioner training model, and we remain committed to this integration of science and practice.

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The IPT program integrates the fields of educational psychology and instructional technology as the foundation for a comprehensive, multifaceted approach to the study of instruction. Our faculty is committed to facilitating the interaction and connections among cognition, motivation, and technology tools and processes to support reflective and critical approaches to instruction that are effective, responsive, and appropriate in a variety of settings and contexts.

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Our mission is to improve educational and life/community living outcomes for people with diabilities and their families through: (a) development and dissemination of new knowledge, (b) provision of educational experiences through quality personnel preparation, and (c) provision of service and leadership to the field of education.

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Educational Psychology

The Department of Educational Psychology offers degree programs at the master's and doctoral levels.  We offer  a master's in Professional  Counseling, a doctorate in Counseling Psychology, master's and doctorates in both Instructional Psychology and Technology and Special Education.  The Instructional Psychology and Technology program also offers the Graduate Certificate Program of Applications of Educational Research and Evaluation (Online)

In addition, the Special Education program offers a bachelor of science degree as well as teacher certification.

Mission Statement

The department is committed to developing and disseminating new knowledge through research and scholarly activity, delivering quality instruction and professional training, and pursuing research and training opportunities at the junctures of the disciplines within the department.

Professional Counseling Masters Program

Counseling

The Professional Counseling masters program

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Counseling Psychology Doctoral Program

Counseling

The Counseling Psychology program is based on a developmental scientific professional model of training which involves early and continuous exposure to the integration of science and practice, and extensive hands-on training. 

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Instructional Psychology and Technology

Instructional Psychology and Technology

The Instructional Psychology and Technology program integrates the fields of educational psychology and instructional technology as the foundation for a comprehensive, multifaceted approach to the study of learning and instruction.

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Special Education

Special Education

The Special Education program seeks to improve educational and community living outcomes for people with disabilities and their families through the development and dissemination of new knowledge, the provision of high quality educational experiences related to personnel preparation, and a commitment to provide service and leadership to the field of education. 

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