The Department of Educational Psychology, through academic programs and associated research centers and clinics, strives to enrich the community and extend its impact to the state and nation. Outstanding faculty mentor students to carry out high-quality research and training in areas including exceptionalities, learning and development, school psychology, and quantitative methods.
Areas of Study
Baylor’s ABA program prepares students to implement interventions to teach new skills and reduce problem behavior for people with disabilities including autism, Down Syndrome, and intellectual disability.
Educators trained in Gifted and Talented Education (GT) identify and serve exceptional students. Baylor offers programs at the undergraduate (supplemental GT certification) and graduate (master’s and PhD) levels.
With a shortage of professionals with quantitative skills, graduates have an advantage with Baylor’s PhD in quantitative methods, gaining strong and marketable expertise in quantitative research methods.
School psychology focuses on the science and practice of psychology with children and families, learners of all ages, and the schooling process. Baylor offers an EdS (60 hours) or PhD (110 hours).
Baylor’s special education program is guided by the belief that all children can learn if they are carefully taught. Baylor offers a BSEd leading to certification (early childhood – grade 12) and graduate degrees at master’s and PhD levels.