Department of Educational Psychology
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.
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Baylor School Psychology PhD Earns APA Accreditation on Contingency
The Baylor School of Education’s PhD program in School Psychology has earned accreditation on contingency from the American Psychological Association (APA), with the contingency based on the program’s relative newness. Baylor anticipates its first program finishers in 2023 and will be eligible for full accreditation in 2025.

The professional preparation provided by the Baylor School Psychology Ph.D., through the Department of Educational Psychology, is founded on the ethical codes and professional standards of the APA and the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP), as well as the Texas State Board of Examiners of Psychologists rules of practice.
Online Ed.D. in Learning and Organizational Change Named CPED Program of the Year
The Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) in Learning and Organizational Change online program housed within Baylor University’s Department of Curriculum and Instruction in the School of Education has been named a Carnegie Project on the Education Doctorate (CPED) Program of the Year 2022 winner. The CPED Program of the Year award is given annually to one or more institutions whose program demonstrates that it is distinctive, innovative and useful to other CPED members. This honor will be awarded in October at the annual CPED Convening in Pittsburgh.
First Year Teacher Reflections — How Did Baylor SOE 2021 Grads Do?
Every future teacher dreams of the day they will have their own classroom, but what’s it really like during that first year of teaching? Did @BaylorUniversity SOE prepare our graduates well?
Six grads tell all in new posts on our Instant Impact news blog:
Morgan Hicks, BSEd ’21, Elementary Education
Kirby Jarzombek Gentry, BSEd ’20, MSEd ’21
Rylee Jorges, BSEd ’21, Secondary English
Danielle Sanders, BSEd ’21, All-Level Special Education
Cole Sussman, BSEd ’21, Elementary Education
Angela Tallent, BSEd ’21, Secondary Mathematics