Welcome to the Department of Educational Psychology

The University of Connecticut stands among the top 25 public universities in the nation. The Department of Educational Psychology within UConn’s Neag School of Education is ranked by U.S. News & World Report at No. 19 in the nation and is one of the University’s most productive departments. We offer Doctor of Philosophy and Master of Arts degrees in Educational Psychology with concentrations in:

  • Cognition, Instruction, and Learning Technology
  • Counselor Education and Counseling Psychology
  • Giftedness, Creativity, and Talent Development
  • Research Methods, Measurement and Evaluation
  • School Psychology
  • Special Education

We also offer a Master of Arts in Educational Psychology with concentration in Educational Technology.

Cognition, Instruction, and Learning Technology

Cognition, Instruction, and Learning Technology

Research Methods, Measurement, and Evaluation

Research Methods, Measurement, and Evaluation

Diandra J. Prescod [Links to Counselor Education and Counselor Psychology site]

Counselor Education and Counseling Psychology

School Psychology

School Psychology

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Jennifer Freeman.

Special Education

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Giftedness, Creativity, and Talent Development

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Graduate Certificates

Recent Department News

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We’re Hiring: Assistant Professor of School Counseling

The Neag School is seeking an assistant professor of school counseling/counselor education. Screening of applicants will begin Nov. 4. Learn more about the faculty opening.

      James Kaufman.

      How to Nurture Creativity in Your Kids

      Parents who want their kids to be more creative may be tempted to enroll them in arts classes or splurge on STEM-themed toys. Those things certainly can help, but as a professor of educational psychology who has written extensively about creativity, James Kaufman draws on more than 70 years of creativity research to make additional suggestions that are more likely to be effective – and won’t break your budget. Check out Kaufman’s piece in The Conversation.

          Joseph Renzulli.

          Joseph Renzulli, 2021 Lifetime Achievement Award

          The Mensa Foundation’s Lifetime Achievement Award is presented every other year in recognition of a lifetime of contributions to the field of intelligence and related subjects. This year, the recipient is the Neag School’s Joseph Renzulli. Read the announcement from the Mensa Foundation.

              Dr. Lisa Sanetti

              New Research Study to Investigate — and Address — Teacher Stress

              With federal funding, Lisa Sanetti and colleagues will explore interventions to help reduce schoolteacher stress and improve mental well-being, with the long-term goal of retraining teachers in classrooms. Read about the research.

                  E. Jean Gubbins.

                  NAGC Congratulates 2021 Distinguished Scholar Award Recipient

                  The National Association for Gifted Children (NAGC) has named E. Jean Gubbins its 2021 NAGC Distinguished Scholar. Each year, the association recognizes an individual who has made significant contributions to the field of gifted education and to the development of the organization for more than 10 years and a record of ongoing scholarly productivity. Read the announcement.

                    Upcoming Events

                    1. Nov 1 Responding To The Antiracism Call To Action As Educators6:00pm
                    2. Nov 2 Workshop - Using Literature in Anti-Racism Education Towards Civic Readiness2:00pm
                    3. Nov 2 Dream of Being a Teacher?3:00pm
                    4. Nov 2 Meet the Winners! Human Rights & Children’s Literature Award7:00pm
                    5. Nov 5 CWP Writers Retreat12:00am
                    6. Nov 6 CWP Writers Retreat12:00am
                    7. Nov 7 CWP Writers Retreat12:00am