Counseling & Educational Psychology

What are the emotional, social, developmental, and structural factors that affect learning? How can we design curriculum to support teaching and learning in a particular context? How do different research methodologies affect our research claims and findings?

Students and faculty in counseling and educational psychology study issues such as identity, culture, motivation, well-being, socialization, addiction, psychological interventions, learning, social development, design of learning environments, research designs and strategies, and different methods of data analysis. Faculty and student research interests are broad and include the areas of counseling, counseling psychology, school psychology, family psychology, learning and developmental sciences, and inquiry methodology.

All graduate students in our programs gain a solid foundation in inquiry methodology. In addition to offering degree programs in inquiry methodology—M.S.Ed. in Learning and Developmental Sciences (Inquiry Methodology Track) and Ph.D. in Inquiry Methodology—we require all students to take inquiry methodology course work to learn how researchers do research. Inquiry methodology is also a favorite double major for many programs in the school because it enables students to gain an in-depth understanding of research methodologies using both quantitative and qualitative data.

Academic Programs

Our academic programs prepare students for careers as faculty members, counselors, counseling psychologists, school psychologists, developmental psychologists, learning scientists, curriculum designers, technology innovators, researchers, and program evaluators. Graduates from our programs also find positions working with testing companies, educational research centers and institutes and government agencies. We offer degrees in the following areas:

Both our Counseling Psychology and School Psychology programs are accredited by the American Psychological Association. Our Counseling program is accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs.

Departmental Forms for Current Students

Research and Service

To be successful in the study of learning, students must gain practical, real-world experiences working with a variety of people from various backgrounds and perspectives. Our research centers and service opportunities give students the opportunity to put their skills to work under the supervision of our faculty.

Contact Us

We are located on the fourth floor of the W.W. Wright Education Building.

Department of Counseling and Educational Psychology
Indiana University School of Education
201 North Rose Avenue, Suite 4000
Bloomington, Indiana 47405-1006

Phone: (812) 856-8300
Fax: (812) 856-8333