Educational Psychology & Research

The EDPR program within the College of Education at the Unviersity of Memphis is divided into two specialty areas, Educational Psychology and Education Research. Educational Psychology studies theories of human development and learning/cognition and motivation and applies these to solve "problems of practice" in K-12, Higher Education, and other achievement settings. Educational Research applies Qualitative, Quantitative, and mixed methods to a variety of educative settings.

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Our Research

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  1. With diversity in faculty research and interests, we are able to support students in pursuing their research passions.

  2. All EDPR faculty members are highly productive in their respective research fields, which enables students to “hit the ground running” with getting involved in research.

  3. Faculty are dedicated to supporting student growth through small faculty-to-student ratios, which enable following a “research apprenticeship” model.

  4. We offer many sources of financial support for interested students, including money for travel to conferences, teaching and research assistantships (for those who qualify), and a competitive annual student research grant.

  5. Students become well-grounded in relevant educational, developmental and psychological theories and research methodologies and methods through partnering with faculty experts from a variety of Educational Psychology and Research domains.