Message from the Department Chair

Rick MyerThank you for taking the time to consider the Department of Educational Psychology and Special Services as a place to further your education. We offer programs for students wanting master’s degrees in special education, educational diagnostics, school counseling, and/or mental health counseling. We also have an undergraduate program leading to certification in special education. We offer courses on topics that students in many areas find interesting…examples include assessment of culturally and linguistically diverse learners, learners with special needs, effective reading strategies for low performing learners, trauma therapy for individuals, crisis management for schools and organizations, marriage and family therapy, and many more. We have the FAST TRACK Program in Special Education and Educational Diagnostics for undergraduate students wanting to get a head start working toward a master’s degree. Faculty members are nationally recognized experts in their fields and student oriented. Classes are taught to help you learn the skills needed to be successful in your career.

We are here to assist you in achieving your educational goals and also answer your questions. Please stop in to learn more. We are located on the 7th floor of the Education Building. You can also send messages to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 915-747-7638. Dr. Steve Johnson is Graduate Advisor and can be reached at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by phone at 915-747-7584 for more information about any of our programs or courses. Please feel free to contact any of the faculty if you have questions.

Again, thank you for considering advancing your career by taking classes in the department.

Rick A. Myer, Ph.D.