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Department of Educational Psychology



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The mission of the Department of Educational Psychology is to promote the development and application of scientific knowledge. To do so, our faculty members are committed to:

  • Producing high-quality, innovative research and scholarship
  • Providing effective and culturally inclusive instructional technologies to prepare practitioners and researchers to use the tools, resources, and strategies necessary to improve the educational experience of all learners
  • Preparing culturally competent scientist-practitioners and researchers to effectively contribute to the applied psychological development and well-being of children and adolescents
  • Providing responsive educational and psychological services to the local community, schools, and beyond
  • Engaging in participatory and leadership roles in local, national, and international institutions and organizations

Our Academic Programs

Master’s of Arts in School Psychology (M.A.)

This program is designed for students who want to work with children and adolescents experiencing a wide range of academic, emotional, and behavioral difficulties. Common roles and functions of the School Psychologist include psychological assessment, counseling, consultation, crisis intervention, research, and program evaluation. School Psychologists work with students, their families, and school staff in order to help students be as successful as possible in school. The program is designed to provide students the academic and practical training necessary to become licensed as a Licensed Specialist in School Psychology by the Texas State Board of Examiners of Psychologists. Graduates are eligible to apply for certification as a Nationally Certified School Psychologist, which is a nationally-recognized professional certification granted by the National Association of School Psychologists.


Certificate in Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA)

Certificate in Language Acquisition and Bilingual Psychoeducational Assessment (LABPA)

The language acquisition and bilingual psychoeducational Assessment (LABPA) certificate is designed to address the news of prospective students interested in developing skills in  clearers

Supportive Coursework

Educational Psychology is also proud to provide supportive coursework  supportive coursework offered to other departments and degree programs.


Yolanda Diaz is a graduating senior in the University of Texas at San Antonio's College of Education and Human Development

Our students and graduates have the knowledge and skills necessary to engage in scholarly inquiry, to deliver accountable, research-based services, and to understand how to use psychology as a force for positive change. Our faculty members are involved in high-impact research projects and participate in local and national professional organizations. Further, the department has been successful in developing effective partnerships with local school districts and community agencies, which gives our students an advantage when seeking practicum and internship opportunities.

Please feel free to browse our website to find out more information about our faculty, programs, and facilities such as the Psychological Assessment and Consultation Center. We hope you will consider joining our very strong group of students. For additional information please contact us at 210-458-2650.