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Become a leader in the fields of teaching, learning, human development, and behavior in our Educational Psychology program. Graduate-level researchers study how students think and learn, the science of giftedness and creativity, quantitative methodology, and the best practices in the field of school psychology.

By crafting personalized plans of study, we prepare you to be an educational researcher, theorist, or practitioner who works to serve diverse populations. Our department comprises four interconnected areas of emphasis, which provide depth and flexibility to customize your program of study and become an expert in the research skills to build knowledge about the ways students think and learn.

  • Applied cognition and development: Explore the effect of cognitive and developmental processes on education, and determine how that knowledge can be applied to teaching and learning
  • Gifted and creative education: Follow the philosophy that giftedness and creativity are expressed in diverse ways among diverse people, that creativity is a universal potential to be nurtured and enhanced, and that the best education is tailored to student's specific needs for talent development
  • Quantitative methodology: In this program, not only will you make advancements in the field, but also connect these solutions to real-world problems in educational and social science research
  • School psychology: Learn to become a clinically skilled psychologist who understands and works within accepted scientific principles and guidelines

Our department is also home to several leading research centers and clinics that offer opportunities for practical experience working with clients and conducting research projects. This includes the School Psychology Clinic, the Academic Computing Center, and the Georgia Center for Assessment. Our students also may work closely with the Torrance Center for Creativity and Talent Development.

Our faculty members have been awarded millions of dollars in federal and private funding for research on topics such as:

  • Assessment and remediation of children's reading difficulty
  • Sex differences in mathematics strategies
  • Underrepresented populations in gifted education
  • Creativity
  • Reading comprehension and vocabulary development
  • Diagnostic classification models
  • Preschool intervention for children living in poverty
  • Design of student-centered learning environments
  • Dropout prevention

Contact Details

  • 323 Aderhold Hall
    110 Carlton Street
    Athens, Georgia 30602

Department head: Stacey M. Neuharth-Pritchett

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Latest News

Over 400 graduates take part in spring convocation ceremony

May 18, 2016
Over 400 graduates of the University of Georgia College of Education walked across the stage at the Classic Center during the College's Spring 2016 Graduation Convocation ceremony.

Professors quoted on academic expectation, graduation rates among black students

May 10, 2016
Louis Castenell and Jim Garrett examine whether lower expectation for black students may effect graduation rates at both the high school and college level.

Creating a chain of positivity

May 4, 2016
First districtwide bullying prevention essay contest honors students, teachers and administrators.

Upcoming Events

Sep
30

9th Annual State of Education in Georgia Conference

This one-day conference will include keynotes, breakout sessions, and discussions on several timely topics related to the State of Education in Georgia.

Oct
21

Innovation in Teaching Conference

This one-day conference highlights innovative teaching and teachers across all departments in the College of Education at the University of Georgia.

Oct
25

Professional Development Schools (PDS) Workshop: Forming Sustainable School District and University/College Partnerships

In this one-day workshop, faculty and administrative representatives from the College of Education and Clarke County School District will teach participant teams how to build sustainable partnerships and maximize the benefits of PDS for all stakeholders.

Dec
15

Fall 2016 Graduation Convocation

Come celebrate the Fall 2016 graduating class!

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Gifted Parent Support (GPS) at UGA

A series of five workshops designed for parents, grandparents or educators that would like to know more about maximizing the development of the gifted and exceptional children in their lives.