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Educational Psychology, Counseling and Special Education

Professor: Beitzel (Chair); Associate Professors: Gonyea, Iyer, LaFrance, Li, Shastri, Tang; Assistant Professors: Anekstein, Fulmer, Hamlin, Thornton


The Department of Educational Psychology, Counseling and Special Education provides formal study and related experiences in many broad areas to develop knowledge and skills basic to the teaching-learning process, as well as a diverse assortment of social service occupations. These broad areas include: 1) Human Learning and Instruction; 2) Human Growth and Development; 3) Measurement, Evaluation, and Research Design; 4) Motivation, Personality, and Adjustment; 5) Social and Cultural Factors; and 6) Individual Differences (exceptionalities).


Students may not major in Educational Psychology. The Department offers a minor based on the student’s interest or career goal. See below.


Minor in Educational Psychology. Check with the department and/or your advisor for requirements.

Note: All education programs are accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) and approved by the New York State Regents and the New York State Education Department. Although this catalog was accurate when submitted for publication, students should check with their advisor or the Office of Education Advisement & Field Experience concerning course or programmatic changes before matriculating into or registering for courses in these programs.

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