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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America Is Facing a Teen Suicide Pandemic

“Six months ago, we could not have imagined that our daily vocabulary would be filled with the p-word,” writes Sandra Chafouleas in her latest Psychology Today blog post. “The race to find a cure to the COVID-19 pandemic certainly is front and center, but that same sense of urgency does not seem to be evident for the unsettling rise in teen suicide.” Read the full blog post


    8 New Neag School Faculty.

    Fall 2020 Neag School Hires, Promotions, and Appointments

    The Neag School is proud to announce for the 2020-21 academic year a number of new hires across each of its academic departments. In addition, the School announces several faculty promotions and new appointments for existing members of the Neag School community, effective Aug. 23. Meet new faculty and learn more about recent appointments


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      There’s a Solution for Connecticut’s Literacy Crisis. It’s Time to Make It Happen.

      A recent op-ed in the Hartford Courant points to positive results demonstrated by the Connecticut K-3 Literacy Initiative, a program piloted several years ago by the Neag School, in addressing the state’s literacy crisis. Read the op-ed


        UConn Researchers Lead National Collaborative Effort to Improve Gifted Education Services

        The University of Connecticut has been awarded a $5 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education’s Institute of Education Sciences to examine and strengthen gifted education opportunities for underserved populations through four studies. UConn’s National Center for Research on Gifted Education (NCRGE) will investigate strategies for recognizing and responding to untapped talent and explore the outcomes of gifted education services. Read about the grant on UConn Today


          Upcoming Events

          1. Sep 21 Meditation Monday4:00pm
          2. Sep 22 Nominations for 2021 Neag School Alumni Awards Now Open12:00am
          3. Sep 28 Meditation Monday4:00pm
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          5. Sep 30 Apply For Neag School Alumni Board Scholarship By Oct. 3012:00am
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          7. Oct 2 Stay Informed! International Student and Scholar Meeting12:00pm