UW-Madison Department of Educational Psychology - Information for Students

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Main Office

Educational Psychology
School of Education
859 Education Sciences
1025 W. Johnson Street
MadisonWI  53706-1796

Tel: 608/262-3432
Fax: 608/262-0843

Email: edpsych@education.wisc.edu
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Information for Students

Welcome to Educational Psychology! Whether you are a prospective or current student, our goal is to help you be successful in your academic career. If you don't find what you need on this site, please feel free to contact our Main Office at 608/262-3432. Thank you!

Prospective Students

Here is a list of webpages and websites we recommend to start you on your way:

Current Students

Whether you are a new or continuing student, here is a list of useful webpages on this site and other websites:

Student Organizations

Educational Psychology Student Association (EPSA)

EPSA was formed in 1997 to build student cohesiveness and facilitate student involvement in department governance. The association meets in the Educational Sciences Building during the academic year to discuss issues related to the Department (e.g., course requirements, funding, and committee updates). All students are encouraged to join. EPSA is a great opportunity for participation in many aspects of department life – social as well as academic. EPSA plans social events for students and faculty, such as bowling and end-of-semester parties.

School Psychology Student Association (SPSA)

SPSA is an academic and social organization for students in the School Psychology Program in the Department of Educational Psychology, UW-Madison. SPSA serves several purposes: (1) to promote professional development among students in school psychology; (2) to facilitate communication between students and faculty; (3) to represent students’ needs and interests regarding their academic program; and (4) to provide a forum for innovative ideas to benefit the School Psychology Program, Department, University, and Madison community. SPSA meets once per month and all students in the program are invited to join. SPSA organizes and hosts several events throughout the academic year that allow members to interact with one another and participate in a variety of social activities and volunteer opportunities. Recent events include a progressive dinner, clothing drive, school supplies drive, and volunteer nights with the Dane County Head Start program.

Teaching Assistant Association (TAA)

TAA represents all TAs/PAs in negotiating the employment contract under which they work. This arrangement is required by law and has enabled the TAA to acquire a number of valuable benefits. TAA members fought for and won tuition waivers, appointment levels, medical and dental benefits. TAA has also established a structure to grieve (formally and informally) and seek redress for work-related problems. The TAA provides a place for all TAs to find support from their peers.

Services for Students with Disabilities

The School of Education is committed to reasonable accommodation for all students with disabilities in their pursuit of an education at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Students with disabilities who need accommodations in their course work are advised to consult first with their instructors and/or advisor as early as possible so that informal arrangements can be made, and then if necessary, consult with the McBurney Disability Resource Center for additional services. Throughout all of these steps, the student is responsible for self-advocacy.

The McBurney Disability Resource Center serves UW-Madison students with a physical, learning, sensory or psychological disability substantially affecting a major life activity (e.g., walking, communicating, seeing, or breathing). They also assist faculty and staff by:

  • Verifying disabilities and identifying appropriate classroom accommodations.
  • Arranging specialized accommodations for alternative tests.
  • Clarifying student and faculty roles and responsibilities.
  • Providing information and training on disability issues.
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