College of Education and Psychology

Be an Architect of Human Potential

Dean's Welcome

On behalf of the faculty and staff in the College of Education and Psychology, I want to welcome you to The University of Texas at Tyler. UT Tyler is part of the world-renowned UT System and features excellence in teaching, research, and community service.

The College of Education and Psychology offers innovative undergraduate and graduate programs to help students pursue their dreams and achieve their goals. Whether you are seeking a career in education or psychology, UT Tyler offers many exciting and challenging opportunities.

The faculty within the College of Education and Psychology have received their degrees from some of the leading international and national universities. As a student, you will have the opportunity to be taught by outstanding faculty who are committed to providing exemplary teaching. In addition, many of our faculty are engaged in cutting edge research in their respective fields, which presents research opportunities for our students.

We are incredibly proud of our students and alumni. They are the pulse of UT Tyler and through their service and commitment they add vitality and value to the university and to their respective professions.

As Ralph Waldo Emerson stated, "What lies behind you and what lies in front of you, pales in comparison to what lies inside of you." The College of Education and Psychology will help you realize the full potential inside of you, while inspiring your personal growth.

What an incredible time to be preparing tomorrow's educators and mental health professionals!


Wesley Hickey, Ed.D.

Dean, College of Education and Psychology


Core Purpose of College of Education and Psychology:

To prepare competent, caring, and qualified professionals in the fields of education, psychology and counseling and to advance the knowledge base in our respective disciplines.


The College of Education and Psychology is nationally recognized and respected for its academic programs and opportunities. It is a center of academic excellence, scholarly inquiry, and public service. The College prepares leaders to meet the critical challenges of the 21st Century, to make significant contributions to local and global communities, and to work toward individual and cultural equity.


The mission of the College of Education and Psychology is to provide a positive environment that fosters the acquisition of knowledge and skills. The mission is individually and collectively realized through a community of scholars that contributes to knowledge through scholarly inquiry, organizes knowledge for application, understanding and communication, and provides leadership and service. Additionally, the College is committed to affirming and promoting global perspectives, cultural diversity, social justice, ethical practice and respect for individual differences as a means of enhancing learning, service, leadership and scholarship.

College of Education and Psychology Strategic Plan 2020-2021

UT Tyler's Texas Education Agency Status Report 2017-2018