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

Clewiston Challenger.

School Counselors Leading the Way

Clewiston Challenger, assistant professor of educational psychology, pens a piece for UConn’s Early College Experience Magazine on how school counselors can assist students in their school adjustment, academic performance, and mental health in a post-pandemic school settingAccess his article.

Devin Kearns.Five Weeks at B.R.A.I.N. Camp Could Give Kids a Brighter Future

UConn’s B.R.A.I.N. Camp, also called Bridging Reading And Intervention with Neuroscience Camp, is a five-week, all-expenses-included summer camp at Storrs for third- and fourth-grade children who are struggling to read. It launched this summer, run by UConn neuroscientist Fumiko Hoeft, education researcher Devin Kearns, and collaborators from Psychological Sciences, the Neag School of Education, Mathematics, Brain Imaging Research Center (BIRC), and others. Read the full story in UConn Today.

Dr. Lisa SanettiTesting Strategies to Support Teachers’ Intervention Implementation

Professor Lisa Sanetti is testing the efficacy of PRIME, a system designed to combat the implementation challenges behavioral interventions face in elementary classrooms. She has received a $3.7 million grant from the Department of Education Institute of Educational Sciences (IES) to test the efficacy of this theory-driven system for improving intervention implementation in elementary schools. Read about the new grant in UConn Today.

James Kaufman.Creativity May Be Key to Healthy Aging. Here Are Ways to Stay Inspired.

If you’re interested in staying healthy as you age — and living longer — you might want to add a different set of muscles to your workout routine: your creative ones. James C. Kaufman believes anyone can be creative. “Creativity can be cultivated by following passions both old and new,” he said. “Try not to compare yourself to genius creators or be so focused on the outcome that the process stops being fun.” Read the Washington Post story.

Allison Lombardi.Studying College and Career Readiness for Students With Disabilities

Allison Lombardi has received two grants totaling more than $1.2 million to support college and career readiness for students with disabilities who are often left behind their peers in this area. Read the full story.

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