About Us

The Department of Educational Psychology is one of the largest in Canada and takes pride in its ability to attract students locally, nationally, and internationally.

Every year, we admit more than 200 full and part-time graduate students. Approximately 80 students are admitted to the graduate programs annually. Recent graduates of the department are employed in a variety of settings, including universities, colleges, school boards, government agencies, hospitals, industry, clinics, and in the private practice of psychology.

With appropriate planning and course selection, graduates of our M.Ed. and Ph.D. programs are eligible to seek certification as Registered Psychologists in the Province of Alberta. Certification in Alberta also requires successful completion of an external examination and a specified number of hours working under the supervision of a Registered Psychologist. Students interested in becoming certified as psychologists in Alberta should contact the College of Alberta Psychologists (CAP) for further information.

Mission Statement

The Department of Educational Psychology fosters excellence in interdisciplinary educational and psychological science and practice. We conduct and disseminate innovative, rigorous research, and translate knowledge into evidence-based practices in collaboration with community partners.

Graduate Program Mandate

Our graduate programs in the Department of Educational Psychology prepare students to become outstanding researchers and professionals. Through instruction, research, mentorship, and community involvement, our students develop critical skills and knowledge to contribute meaningfully to society.