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Improving Individual Outcomes

The Department of Psychology and Special Education offers undergraduate and graduate programs that facilitate the professional, personal and ethical development of our students from diverse populations to achieve their full potential as psychologists, counselors and educators. We are committed to promoting a community environment that models and encourages open and critical thinking, understanding of diversity and advocating social justice. Our department will help you gain the skills needed to assist others.

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Department of Psychology and Special Education:: Explore Our Programs

Explore Our Programs

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Psychology (BS)

The Bachelor of Science in Psychology explores human behavior and cognition, and prepares students for careers in higher education, school counseling, and business analytics.

Where It Is Offered Commerce, McKinney (CHEC)
Duration

4 Years

Foreign Language

No foreign language credits required

Delivery Face-To-Face, Online
Total Credit Hours

120 Hours

Thesis Requirements

No thesis required

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Education (BS) All-Level Special Education

A graduate with all-level Generic Special Education certification should possess the following competencies: knowledge of disabling conditions; knowledge of professional roles, strategies for promoting learning and development; and techniques to promote achievement in English language arts, reading and math.

Where It Is Offered Commerce
Duration

4 Years

Foreign Language

No foreign language credits required

Delivery Face-To-Face, Online
Total Credit Hours

120 Hours

Thesis Requirements

No thesis required

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Psychology (MS)

Where It Is Offered Commerce
Duration

1 to 3 years

Foreign Language

No foreign language credits required

Delivery Combination
Total Credit Hours

36-66 hours

Thesis Requirements

Thesis and non-thesis options available

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Educational Psychology (PHD)

The Ph.D. in Educational Psychology offers an interdisciplinary perspective on education. In this program, you will interact with a variety of sub-disciplines and grow your confidence in statistics and writing for publication.

Where It Is Offered Commerce
Duration

4 to 7 years

Foreign Language

No foreign language credits required

Delivery Combination, Face-To-Face
Total Credit Hours

90 hours

Thesis Requirements

Dissertation is required

Explore Our Certificates

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Psychology of Gerontology and Positive Aging Graduate Certificate

This certificate will enhance skills for persons working with older adults in business, medical or social settings. You will have a better understanding of physical, psychological and developmental impacts of aging and an enhanced understanding of ethical principles of dealing with potentially vulnerable population.

Where It Is Offered 100% online
Duration

1 Year

Foreign Language

No foreign language credits required

Delivery 100% Online
Total Credit Hours

15 Hours

Thesis Requirements

No thesis required

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Welcome from the Department Head

Welcome to the Department of Psychology and Special Education at A&M-Commerce. We offer a solid foundation in the clinical and educational experience with personalized attention from our faculty members.

Our department explores human behavior in diverse populations to help prepare you for any situation you encounter. We help you to learn that every individual is unique and that we support and promote individuality in therapy, in an educational setting or in counseling.

Dr. Sean Lauderdale
Department Head and Associate Professor
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Department of Psychology and Special Education:: Featured News

Featured News

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Psychology&Specail:: ARMADILLO CONFERENCE 2021

ARMADILLO CONFERENCE 2021

Launched in 1990, Armadillo is an annual conference drawing cognitive psychologists from the Southwest region of the US, including Texas, New Mexico, Arkansas, Oklahoma and Louisiana. The name ‘Armadillo’ stands for the Association for Research in Memory, Attention, Decision making, Intelligence, Language, Learning and Organization (perceptual, that is).

The 28th Annual ARMADILLO conference will take place at A&M-Commerce or virtually in September or October this year.

Please reach out to Curt Carlson for any questions.

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SCHOLARSHIPS

As a psychology and special education student, you have access to a wide range of scholarships specific to your degree.

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Meet our Department

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Psychology and Special Education :: Contact

Contact Us

  • Department of Psychology and Special Education
  • 903.886.5940
  • P.O. Box 3011
  • Commerce, TX 75429-3011
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