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

Clewiston Challenger.

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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I-3 PREP Program Open to Aspiring School Psychologists and Special Educators

Nearly 400,000 students in Connecticut have special health care needs. This has increased the demand for trained professionals to support students with high-intensity needs, which is additionally problematic given the national shortage of trained school psychologists and special educators. Learn more about I-3 PREP, a master’s training program designed to address this problem.


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Finding Joy Through the Holiday Season Amid Unfamiliar Times

As a very unfamiliar holiday season approaches, we can still find ways to bring familiarity and predictability — and the sense of comfort that goes with that — with some adaptations to our family traditions. Check out Chafouleas’ latest blog post on Psychology Today.


James O'Neil.

Why So Many White Men Over 40 Without College Degrees Support Trump

Donald Trump and white men over 40 without a college degree share a common belief: Something is wrong in America, and others are to blame. Read O’Neils’s op-ed on CT Mirror’s Viewpoints.


Joseph Renzulli.

The Renzulli Center: A Worldwide Leader in Gifted Education

Joseph Renzulli served as founding director of the Neag Center, the Lynn and Ray Neag Endowed Chair for Talent Development, as well as the first director of the National Research Center on the Gifted and Talented (NRC/GT), then one of a dozen centers in the U.S. focused on addressing significant issues in the education of gifted and talented students, and enrichment education. Under Renzulli’s guidance, the Neag Center evolved into one of the leading centers in gifted education and talent development in the world. Read more about the Center and Renzulli’s leadership.


    Jessica Stargardter.Meet the 2020 Neag School Alumni Award Recipients

    Several of the 2020 Neag School’s Alumni Award winners hail from our educational psychology programs. Check out the webpages dedicated to this year’s winners.


    Boston University

    UConn Partners With Boston University for Project LINC

    Project LINC is an innovative partnership between Boston University’s Wheelock College of Education & Human Development and the University of Connecticut’s Neag School of Education. UConn invites applicants for Project LINC, an innovative special education doctoral degree program Preparing Scholar Leaders to Study Interventions and Complex Systems. Read more about Project LINC.


      Upcoming Events

      1. Nov 30 Intro To Mindfulness11:00am
      2. Nov 30 Meditation Monday4:00pm
      3. Dec 3 Provost's Distinguished Speaker Series: Sandra M. Chafouleas4:00pm
      4. Dec 4 Stay Informed! International Student and Scholar Meeting12:00pm
      5. Dec 7 Intro To Mindfulness11:00am
      6. Dec 7 Meditation Monday4:00pm
      7. Dec 14 Intro To Mindfulness11:00am