Mei Chang, Assistant Professor; Ph.D., Ball State University. Cognitive processing and learning outcomes; neuropsychological assessment and functioning; measure of executive functions in diverse learners.
Qi Chen, Assistant Professor; Ph.D., Texas A&M University. Growth mixture modeling; structural equation modeling; hierarchical linear modeling; longitudinal data analysis; mediation analysis.
Rebecca J. Glover, Associate Professor; Ph.D., Texas Tech University. Moral development and reasoning; cognitive development; lifespan development.
DeMarquis Hayes, Assistant Professor; Ph.D., Tulane University. Resilience and vulnerability in children and adolescents; achievement and psychosocial outcomes of ethnic minority children; success in higher education.
Robin K. Henson, Professor; Ph.D., Texas A&M University. Applied general linear model analyses; measurement and assessment; reliability generalization; self-efficacy and motivational theory.
Darrell Hull, Assistant Professor; Ph.D., Baylor University. Educational measurement; psychometrics.
Arminta L. Jacobson, Professor; Ph.D., Texas Woman’s University. Child development; early education; family life education; infant care; parent education; parent involvement; parenting; work-family relations.
Wendy Middlemiss, Associate Professor; Ph.D., Syracuse University. Educational psychology; child, adolescent and family development; infant sleep; parenting and child care.
Prathiba Natesan, Assistant Professor; Ph.D., Texas A&M University. Analysis of large scale datasets; factor, discriminant and other multivariate analyses; item response theory; differential item functioning.
Angela Nievar, Associate Professor; Ph.D., Michigan State University. Parenting; home visiting; meta-analysis.
Anne Rinn, Assistant Professor; Ph.D., Indiana University. Gifted education; development of self-concept; social and emotional development of the gifted and creative; college student development.
Mike Sayler, Associate Professor and Senior Associate Dean of the College of Education; Ph.D., Purdue University. Giftedness and personal thriving; academic acceleration of gifted students; parenting the gifted.
Marylyn Sines, Assistant Professor; Ph.D., Texas A&M University. Therapy with abused children; bilingual assessment; Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD); empirically-based interventions with minority children.
Abbas Tashakkori, Professor and Department Chair; Ph.D., University of North Carolina. Research and evaluation methodology.
Jon Young, Professor; Ph.D., Brigham Young University. Human cognition.
Learning is an ongoing process, but how that process operates is not the same for everyone. The Master of Science degree in Educational Psychology at the University of North Texas focuses on research, measurement and intervention as they relate to learning and cognition.
In addition to in-depth familiarity with the process of research and assessment, our students develop a thorough understanding of the physical, cognitive, behavioral and social-emotional influences that affect one’s learning. Having this knowledge prepares you for a variety of leadership roles within educational and other community settings.
We offer course work in six specialization areas:
Several of these concentrations provide you avenues for obtaining additional professional certification or licensing in a particular area. Our programs have earned recognition from a variety of organizations such as the National Council on Family Relations and the state’s Early Childhood Intervention program.
You can network with other professionals in the field through internship and practicum opportunities.
Our faculty members have diverse research and professional interests in areas such as:
The College of Education is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (2010 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Suite 500; Washington, D.C. 20036; telephone 202-466-7496). This accreditation means we meet or exceed strict academic standards for excellence in education. The college is also one of Texas’ top producers of teachers, administrators, counselors and other school professionals.
The Department of Educational Psychology is affiliated with various research and intervention centers, providing research and development opportunities for faculty and students.
The Center for Interdisciplinary Research and Analysis provides research and statistical consulting services to faculty and students.
The Center for Parent Education and Family Support provides research and outreach to support parent and family educators, family support professionals and other students.
The UNT Institute for Behavioral and Learning Differences serves as a resource for professionals, parents, schools and community and state agencies. Much of the research focuses on understanding, developing and initiating strategies involving unique behavioral and learning characteristics.
The Autism Center provides opportunities for research and intervention among individuals with autism.
You must meet the admission requirements for the Toulouse Graduate School as well as provide the following materials to the department:
Program acceptance is based on a holistic review of your GRE scores, GPA and academic and professional experiences.
Limited financial assistance is available to help you pay for your graduate education. These opportunities include working with professors as teaching assistants or on research projects. You can apply for these positions by submitting an application and a current résumé to the department chair. The letter should address your strengths and interests. We also offer several scholarships. Information about these scholarships is available at www.coe.unt.edu/educational-psychology.