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

Strategies for Fostering an Emotionally Safe School Environment

Superintendent and alum Nathan Quesnel greets a student in the East Hartford High hallway.

Creating an emotionally safe environment for reopening schools is especially urgent as many students, and the adults who care for them, are experiencing increased mental health concerns or are exposed to trauma as a result of the nation’s double pandemic of COVID-19 and the confrontation of systemic racism. Read highlights from the report

    Students Build Fictional World With Real Educational Impact

    A map of the fictional world of Tessera.Polykosmia is a universe dreamed up by students in two classes led this spring by Stephen Slota (he/him, they/them), Neag School assistant professor-in-residence of educational technology. The project, an exercise in both worldbuilding and lesson planning, involved designing everything from mythologies to local governments to individual character arcs. Students also learned how to adapt worldbuilding activities into K–12 classrooms and how to design lesson plans that connected story objectives in a fictional world with learning objectives in the classroom. Read about the storyworld project

      New Grant Funds Effort to Help Schools Integrate Health, LearningCSCH logo.

      The Neag Foundation has provided the UConn Collaboratory on School and Child Health (CSCH) with a two-year grant to facilitate work in the Think about the Link Project. The project builds from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child (WSCC) model to fully acknowledge the many interrelated components involved in supporting student well-being. Read about the Neag Foundation grant

      Upcoming Events

      1. Aug 10 Uyi Osunde's Capstone Defense9:00am
      2. Aug 10 White Fragility Book Discussion12:00pm
      3. Aug 12 Equity And Inclusive Teaching In Distance Learning: A Practical Overview12:30pm
      4. Aug 13 Using Student Response Systems In Synchronous Class Sessions10:00am