Department of Educational Psychology


Each program within the Educational Psychology Department has its own admission procedures and requirements.

School Psychology

The purpose of the UTPA Master of Arts program in School Psychology is to prepare school psychologists for those schools and agencies which provide treatment and educational programs in a society which is linguistically, socioeconomically, and socioculturally pluralistic.

Special Education

The Special Education Program is designed to prepare undergraduate students to teach individuals with disabilities from diverse socioeconomic, sociocultural and linguistic backgrounds in the South Texas Region, Southwestern United States, and United States.

Counselor Education

The Guidance and Counseling program is designed to prepare highly competent counseling professional s who can respond to the life span mental health needs of a multicultural community. The Master of Education degree in Guidance and Counseling offers two plans of studies that prepare students for certification and/or national and state licensure.

Educational Diagnostician

The purpose of the 39-hour Master of Education degree in Educational Diagnostician is to prepare Educational Diagnosticians to provide individuals with disabilities quality educational services in the Rio Grande Valley and throughout Texas.