Educational Psychology and Research

  • Counseling Psychology
  • Educational Psychology and Research
  • School Psychology


Bruce Frey in the classroom

Dr. Bruce Frey in EPR classroom

The department of Psychology and Research in Education (PRE) offers the Educational Psychology and Research (EPR) program leading to Master of Science in Education (M.S.Ed.) and Doctor of Philosophy degrees. EPR faculty have active research programs, and their respective expertise compliments two areas of emphasis: Development and Learning (D&L) and Research, Evaluation, Measurement, and Statistics (REMS).

Faculty research areas include:

  • Behavior Management in School Settings
  • Bullying Prevention and Intervention
  • Development of Political and Civic Engagement
  • Group Identity and Intergroup Attitudes
  • Learning in Out-of-School-Time (OST) programs
  • Positive Youth/Adolescent Development
  • Program Evaluation
  • Item Response Theory
  • Test Construction

Click on the M.S.Ed. or the Ph.D. tabs (above) for specific information on each degree program.

The specialist program in school psychology is approved by the National Association of School Psychologists
School of Education is 10th among public universities for its master’s and doctoral programs
—U.S. News & World Report
Doctoral programs in school psychology and counseling psychology are accredited by the American Psychological Association
Involved in $22 million project to create new testing system for special education students
Robert Harrington is creating a certification program in bullying prevention for educators
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