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Educational Psychology

Exploring Possibilities

The Educational Psychology Program prepares educational psychologists for a variety of roles, such as professors and researchers. Educational psychologists apply psychological research and theories to educational settings.

Educational psychology is a broad discipline that applies psychological research and theories to educational settings. Students in the educational psychology programs study learning, development, motivation, assessment, testing, and instructional design. Individualized programs of study are developed for students to ensure that their studies prepare them well for the career paths they choose.

RIGOROUS, DYNAMIC PROGRAM

We emphasize understanding theory and research related to learning and motivation, as well as how to apply empirically-based principles to issues and problems that affect the design, delivery, and evaluation of educational programs in a variety of practical settings. We offer high student/professor interaction, opportunities for student scholarship and research, and a commitment to diversity and equity.

The faculty works closely with students to tailor their learning experiences to meet their goals. 

Reimagining the future begins with practices that put educational excellence, innovation, and equity at the fore. At the Virginia Tech School of Education, you will develop the knowledge, skills, and dispositions necessary to transform teaching and learning, conduct groundbreaking research, and engage with learning communities around the globe. 

As a global catalyst for individual transformation, we’re pushing the boundaries of knowledge and practice to reimagine a more equitable and just world.


Program Deadlines & Dates

Domestic M.A.Ed.  Applicants

Starting Semester:

Summer

Fall

Spring

Due Date:

May 1

May 1

December 1

Domestic Ph.D.  Applicants

Starting Semester:

Fall (only option)

Due Date:

January 15

International M.A.Ed. Applicants

Starting Semester:

Summer 1

Fall

Spring

Due Date:

February 1

April 1

September 1

International Ph.D. Applicants

Starting Semester:

Fall (only option)

Due Date:

January 15

NATIONALLY RECOGNIZED FACULTY

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Brett Jones, Professor and Program Leader
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Peter Doolittle, Professor
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Marcus Johnson, Professor