Message from the Department Chair


Rick Myer, Ph.D.

Thank you for visiting the Department of Educational Psychology and Special Services home page. This information offers a glimpse into the volume and variety available to our graduate and undergraduate students. We believe these courses, taught by talented and passionate faculty, provides our graduates with a solid foundation from which to build professional success in a much needed and valuable career. I hope you will consider this as you decide your academic future.

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 that leads to special education certification. We offer many courses that students find interesting such as the 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, and marriage and family therapy. 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.

While our degree options are plentiful, it is our faculty that makes the difference. Our instructors are student oriented and nationally recognized experts in their fields. We are here to help you achieve your educational goals.

Please stop by if you have questions. We are located on the seventh floor of the Education Building. You may contact me atramyer@utep.edu or 915-747-7638. Steve Johnson, Ph.D., associate professor of Educational Psychology and Special Services, is our graduate adviser and may be reached at stevej@utep.edu or by phone at 915-747-7584 for more information about any of our programs or courses. Feel free to contact any of our faculty if you have questions.

Rick Myer, Ph.D.
Department Chair
Education Building, Room 701
ramyer@utep.edu
(915) 747-7638