University of Wisconsin–Madison

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UW-Madison School of Education department of Educational Psychology ranked best grad school again in 2018


UW-Madison’s department of Educational Psychology has once again been rated as the top program in its field in U.S. News & World Report‘s 2018 Best Graduate Schools ranking.

“We are grateful for this recognition, which affirms that our faculty and students continue the Department’s tradition of ground-breaking research and teaching,” said Department Chair Brad Brown. “The insights and innovation of our faculty will lead to educational systems that can better the nation’s students for the challenges they will face in adulthood.”

Explore a Graduate Minor in Ed Psych

Our minor program will expand your understanding of how individuals learn, processes of human development, research methods and statistics, and/or how to enhance learning and adjustment in school settings.

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Ed Psych is now offering two of its most popular undergraduate courses online this Summer:

  • Human Development 320 – Infancy through Childhood
  • Human Development 321 – Adolescence

These courses may fulfill program requirements. And don’t forget: there is no classroom component. Study when you want, where you want.

For more information, click here.


Ed Psych Professor Receives Mentoring Award

While Ed Psych faculty often receive awards and grants based on their groundbreaking research, the department’s Prof. Edward Hubbard also recently won a very different kind of award – one for mentoring students.

An assistant professor within the department’s Human Development area, Hubbard won the Undergraduate Mentoring Award, a campus-wide honor that recognizes faculty members, academic staff and others for mentoring undergraduates in research, scholarly and creative endeavors. He was nominated by five students who worked in his UW Educational Neuroscience Lab, which operates in the Educational Sciences building and at the Waisman Center.

“Ed truly wants his students to get as much out of the research experience as they can and to feel that they can approach him to talk about anything,” says lab manager Jennifer Hathaway. “(He) makes it a priority to meet with students at weekly lab-wide meetings, project-specific meetings and one-on-one to discuss updates, new scientific articles and provide feedback on presentations or papers.”

Read more about Hubbard’s award, lab and research here.