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Become a leader in the fields of teaching, learning, human development, and behavior in our Educational Psychology programs. 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

  • Address:
    323 Aderhold Hall
    110 Carlton Street
    Athens, Georgia 30602

Department head: Scott Ardoin

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Latest News

COE graduate students recognized for excellence in teaching

April 12, 2017
Eighteen graduate teaching assistants in the College of Education were recognized for their significant contributions to the instructional mission of the university.

2016-2017 College of Education Distinguished Alumni Awards honor 10 for their achievements

March 29, 2017
Ten COE graduates and friends were recognized for their career achievements and community leadership at the College's 12th annual Distinguished Alumni Awards Dinner.

Alumna receives Scholarship of Teaching and Learning award

March 23, 2017
Associate professor Hillary Steiner was recently honored for her commitment to student-focused research on effective teaching.

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Upcoming Events

May
4

Spring 2017 Graduation Convocation

Come celebrate the 2017 spring and summer graduating class!

Oct
16

6th Annual Safe and Welcoming Schools Conference

The 6th Annual Safe and Welcoming Schools Conference will feature a distinguished lineup of speakers on important and timely topics.

Oct
20

Innovation in Teaching Conference

The Innovation in Teaching Conference highlights innovative teaching practices among educators.

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