Research & Facilities

School Psychology PhD students have multiple opportunities to work with faculty on research studies. Faculty researchers are funded by high-profile organizations like the Gates Foundation, the Fogarty International Center of the National Institute of Health, the Institute of Education Sciences and the Society for the Study of School Psychology. Faculty members serve as assistant editors and on editorial boards of publications such as the School Psychology Review and the Journal of School Psychology. In addition faculty maintain high-level positions in prominent organizations such as Division 16 (School Psychology Division) of the American Psychological Association.

Labs & Clinics

The school psychology faculty have active research labs, such as the SEAD Research Group, and are leaders in assessment research within larger university centers, such as the Center for Assessment and Evaluation.

Doctoral students are closely involved with Temple University’s Psychoeducational Clinic, which provides comprehensive psychoeducational evaluations for adolescents, children and young adults who are experiencing academic difficulties. Such difficulties may be related to behavioral, emotional or social problems; learning disabilities; or neurological impairment.

Learn more about the Psychoeducational Clinic in the College of Education and Human Development.

College of Education and Human Development Research Centers

The College of Education and Human Development is committed to improving the learning process for students of all ages in all types of educational or training organizations. Research centers include the following. 

The college also has departments dedicated to improving educational policy, organization and leadership; instructional strategies; and understanding of the relationship between behavioral health and learning. Learn more about the College of Education and Human Development’s research centers and initiatives.

Research Quality & Funding

In 2016, Temple was elevated to an R1 institution of “highest research activity” by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education, placing it in the top 4 percent of all four-year educational institutions in the nation. Temple’s research enterprise distinguishes itself through its focus on community, and using advances in technology to make a positive impact on people’s lives.

In the same year, the National Science Foundation placed Temple among the top 100 in terms of research expenditures, which amounted to $242 million. Learn more about the university’s research support efforts.

The College of Education and Human Development’s externally funded research expenditure was $13.8 million in fiscal year 2017.


The College of Education and Human Development is primarily located in Ritter Hall, Ritter Hall Annex and Weiss Hall on Temple’s Main Campus. The campus’ North Philadelphia location is suited to provide opportunities for students to engage with area schools, communities, government agencies, and for-profit and nonprofit organizations.