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Applied Educational Psychology

Spring Registration has begun. Have you considered these Online EDPY courses?

These Educational Psychology courses make excellent electives in a variety of career paths, such as business, social sciences, medical training, and psychology — and, they are conveniently online!

For more information on the full Ed Psych Online Masters program offered by the Department of Educational Psychology and Counseling, click here.

EDPY 506 – Intro to Educational Research (2 sections) – Wednesdays, 5:05pm – 7:45pm OR Thursdays, 5:05pm – 7:45pm. Taught online, synchronously. Contact to be added.

  • Quantitative & Qualitative Research Skills.
  • Analyzing scholarly research.
  • Developing research plans

EDPY 524 – Learning in the Workplace – Tuesdays, 5:05pm – 7:45pm. Taught online, synchronously. Contact to be added.

  • Theories on formal and informal learning in the workplace.
  • Major trends in facilitating workplace learning.

EDPY 537 – Assessment in Applied Ed Psych – Mondays, 5:05pm – 7:05pm. Taught online, synchronously. Contact to be added.

  • Survey of standardized tests of intelligence, achievement, aptitude, vocational interest, attitudes, and personality.
  • Principles of test construction and analysis.

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Student Spotlight: Baileigh Kirkpatrick

School Psychology

Baileigh is currently seeking her PhD in School Psychology. Originally from Lawrenceville, GA, she graduated with her BS in psychology at Berry College in 2015 and earned an MS in educational psychology with the Applied Educational Psychology program at the University of Tenessee in 2018. She joined EPC in 2015. We asked her to reflect on some past and current experiences. Read her responses below.

  • Mary Philips Shepard Graduate Fellowship, 2018
  • Chancellor’s Fellowship, 2015

In my time at UT I have contributed to a number of peer-reviewed presentations and publications. I have presented 13 presentations at national and regional conferences including the American Psychological Association (APA) Annual Convention and the National Association of School Psychology (NASP) Annual Convention. I have also contributed to several manuscripts. Topics include a class-wide positive peer reporting intervention, and emotional intelligence assessment development. I was also able to co-author a book chapter on nonverbal assessment. Aside from professional presentations, I have led study skills training for student athletes and served as the NASP student representative and social chair for UT’s School Psychology Association.

See Curriculum Vita for more information.

Current Occupation

Graduate Research Assistant (GRA)
Tennessee Behavior Supports Project (TBSP)
Department of Theory and Practice in Teacher Education (TPTE)
University of Tennessee, Knoxville

TBSP is a grant-funded program that provides training, materials, and tools to support administrators, teachers, and staff in the implementation of Response to Instruction and Intervention – Behavior (RTI2-B). At UT Knoxville, we are a multidisciplinary team housed in TPTE. Tara Moore, assistant professor, is our project director, and the team consists of five full-time consultants and five GRAs from School Psychology and Special Education programs.

Personal Interests

In my free time, I like to take advantage of the beautiful Smoky Mountains! I enjoy hiking and camping during the weekends, and try to trade out of the office for some fresh air when I can. I also spend free time baking and cooking! The smell of fresh bread baking is one of my favorite things.

Future/Vocational Goals

After finishing my PhD, I plan to work in as a school psychologist in a school district. I am excited to be involved with the community where I work and for the opportunity to serve students from a variety of backgrounds with a variety of needs. My long-term goal as a school psychologist is to work in private practice or in a clinic setting.

What sold you on the program/department/university?

The faculty’s commitment to student success is what sold me on the University of Tennessee. I was impressed by the emphasis faculty placed on making sure students got the most out of their time here, and knew that the faculty would be supportive in helping me achieve my goals.

What would you tell an incoming student who joins the department?

I would tell incoming students that they should not shy away from experiences that may be out of their comfort zone. There are a wide variety of opportunities the University of Tennessee and Knoxville provide, and I have learned the most from the times that I took on projects outside of my comfort zone.