Education & Psychology

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College of Education and Psychology

Be an Architect of Human Potential 

Take the first step toward making a positive impact in your community. At The University of Texas Tyler’s College of Education and Psychology, we give you the tools to become a caring, service-oriented professional in education, psychology or counseling.

Hands-on coursework teaches you the best practices for a clinic, classroom or other educational setting. Through our small class sizes, our renowned faculty support and mentor you throughout your studies. Round out your education through research opportunities, internships and practicums. By the time you graduate, you are ready to take your field’s respective licensure exam and embark on a career that enriches the lives of East Texans.

Degrees and Programs

Whether you are a first-year college student discovering your vocation or a seasoned professional wanting to deepen your knowledge, our programs train you to better serve and uplift individuals in communities and schools across East Texas.



Chart your professional path through undergraduate programs in psychology or teaching. Both education and interdisciplinary studies programs equip you to pursue certification at the EC-6, 4-8, 7-12 or EC-12 level in a subject you’re passionate about. Our undergraduate psychology program prepares you for a wide range of career options.
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Advance your career by gaining the necessary training to fulfill more challenging roles, leadership positions or research-oriented professions. We offer doctoral and master’s degrees in onsite, online and hybrid formats.
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Find information about applying for initial certification. Or, continue to develop as an educator through our advanced and professional certification programs, designed to help you fulfill the requirements for a standard principal, reading specialist, special education or superintendent credential.
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University Academy

University Academy is UT Tyler’s STEM-focused charter school that also serves as a lab school for the College of Education and Psychology. Complete clinical hours, apprentice teaching or Project-Based Instruction coursework in an innovative and hands-on learning environment.

Hands-on Training and Academic Enrichment

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Improving Lives Through Science

One of our main goals is to help the residents of East Texas meet their full potential. Research is an essential part of that mission, and some of our major areas of focus include STEM education, literacy and understanding cognitive impairment in older adults. Through our partnerships with local nonprofits, schools and educational institutions, we actively apply our knowledge and experience to make effective changes today.

Participate in faculty-led research projects as early as your freshman year. As a graduate student, you can help discover solutions to some of the most pressing challenges in the field through our five research centers.

Discover How to Maximize Others’ Potential

East Texas Center for School-Based Research and Instruction

Ingenuity Center

Memory Assessment Research Center

K-16 Literacy Center

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Education Beyond the Classroom

Gain practical experience through fieldwork, clinical teaching, internships and practicums. We have multiple partnerships around East Texas where you can fulfill the requirements needed for teaching and clinical certifications, as well as opportunities on campus. For those looking to make an impact beyond our borders, take advantage of UT Tyler’s partnership with Belize to access study abroad, professional development and research opportunities.

Put Your Newfound Skills Into Practice Before You Even Graduate

Our Mission

Psychology and Counseling Training Clinic

Belize Partnership

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With You, Every Step of the Way

Embrace your calling in our collaborative, nurturing community that understands the role of support in achieving your goals. Our team of advisors guides you through all program requirements and helps you create a personalized plan of study.

We Help You Become the Professional You Know You Can Be

Undergraduate Advising in Psychology and Counseling

Graduate Advising in Psychology and Counseling

Undergraduate Advising in Education

Graduate Advising in Education

College of Education and Psychology by the Numbers

Degrees and certificates in psychology, education, clinical psychology, counseling, educational leadership and more.
Pass rate on all state licensure exams in education for 2022-2023. You can gain certification for teaching grades EC-6, 4-8, 7-12 or EC-12.
Pass rate on the Licensed Professional Counselor examination. UT Tyler students scored higher than students from any other public university in Texas.


Faculty Spotlight

Portrait of Dr. Adam McGuire
Dr. McGuire has published articles on PTSD and trauma-related distress, veterans and positive psychology principles. He teaches applied therapy for clinical psychology graduate students, which introduces basic clinical skills and includes training in motivational interviewing and mindfulness-based approaches. He has a dual appointment at the VISN 17 Center of Excellence for Research on Returning War Veterans and partners with Veterans Affairs Medical Centers to conduct research on trauma recovery in veterans.

Dr. Adam McGuire

Assistant Professor of Psychology

Connect with us

College of Education & Psychology

Phone: 903.566.7087

BEP 223
3900 University Blvd.
Tyler, TX 75799

Office Hours:
M-F 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.