University of Wisconsin–Madison

Our mission is to advance education-related theory and methodology; to improve knowledge about the biological, psychological, technological, and social processes of learning, development, and mental health in diverse populations; and to enhance learning and mental health in educational and community contexts through innovative educational interventions and effective prevention/ intervention programs.

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.

Find more info here.


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.



Congratulations to Dr. Paige Mission for winning the Division 16 (School Psychology) 2017 Outstanding Dissertation Award from the American Psychological Association!

A 2016 graduate of the UW School Psych program, Dr. Mission will be recognized at the upcoming APA annual convention in Washington, DC for her standout dissertation, which examined the validity of a broadband social-emotional screener for Spanish-speaking youth that revealed the need for more effective early identification procedures for use with linguistically-diverse students. Dr. Mission secured over $10,000 in funding for her dissertation research from national and private organizations including the American Psychological Association, the Society for the Study of School Psychology, and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. In 2016, she received the Wisconsin School Psychology Association Outstanding Dissertation Award.

“Dr. Mission’s dissertation really shows her passion for service delivery and mental health access for underprivileged youth,” said her advisor, Dr. Craig Albers, UW School Psych Director. “As she continues to in the field, we expect her emphasis on prevention, lifespan considerations, and behavioral health to promote enhanced partnerships across hospitals, schools, and communities for underserved populations.”

Read more about Mission and her award here.