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:

  • Counselor Education and Counseling Psychology
  • Giftedness, Creativity, and Talent Development
  • Learning Sciences
  • 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

Learning Sciences

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

  • Independent Review Supports Parent Complaints About Special Ed
    An independent review of Colchester, Connecticut’s special education program has identified a number of concerns regarding organization, staff retention, communication with parents and the measurement of student outcomes. Tracy Sinclair weighs in. 
    Posted on April 19, 2022
  • UConn Faculty Winning NSF Career Awards at Record-Breaking Pace
    Since 2015, UConn has experienced a remarkable increase in the number of major National Science Foundation (NSF) awards bestowed upon early-career faculty members. This year, the University is seeing unprecedented success, with 10 awards already announced and more possibly on the way. The awards range from about $425,000 to over $1.3 million for Ido Davidesco, the first faculty member from the Neag School of Education to earn CAREER funding.
    Posted on March 27, 2022
  • Should Schools Invest in the Metaverse?
    K-12 gaming experts including Mike Young say districts could get left behind if they don’t integrate related tech into curricula to facilitate virtual trips, AR projections, and more.
    Posted on April 12, 2022
  • Neag School Graduate Students Launch Education Research Journal
    A group of graduate students at UConn’s Neag School of Education are heading up the launch of the School’s first academic journal. The journal is now welcoming submissions through the end of May for its inaugural edition, slated for publication in Fall 2022.
    Posted on April 8, 2022

Upcoming Events

  1. Dec 7 Become a 2x UConn Alum!12:00am
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  4. Dec 13 ELP Information Session 4:00pm
  5. Dec 13 TCPCG Information Session6:30pm
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  7. Dec 15 Ed.D. Program Information Session - Neag School of Education5:30pm