Department of Educational Psychology and Science

Goldmine of Knowledge and Innovation


Dr. Lazarus Okelo

Head of Department

Welcome to the Department of Educational Psychology and Science: Leading Educational Psychology Programs

Explore our Educational Psychology programs that investigate psychological aspects of teaching and learning processes, preparing students for diverse careers.

Welcome to the Department of Educational Psychology and Science at Rongo University. Our Educational Psychology programs delve into the psychological aspects of teaching and learning processes. Our graduates find opportunities in a variety of settings, including tertiary institutions, schools, government agencies, businesses, and the military. We address critical areas in educational psychology, such as gender differences in mathematical ability, teachers’ effects on students’ behavior, and strategies for handling learners with special needs.

In addition to our core Educational Psychology programs, we also offer psychology units to Agricultural Education and Extension students, demonstrating our commitment to interdisciplinary learning.

As of 2022, the department has 6 full-time lecturers and 3 part-time members. The members come from diverse areas of specializations in psychology including mental health, psychometrics, cognitive, counseling, and special needs education. The department has programs in Diploma, Bachelors, Masters, and Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.).

Academic programs offered in the department

  1. Diploma in Secondary Education (Science)
  2. Diploma in Special Needs Education (SNE)
  3. Bachelor of Education (Science)
  4. Bachelor of Education Science (Biology/Agriculture)
  5. Bachelor of Education in Special Needs Education (SNE)
  6. Master in Educational Psychology
  7. Master in Special Needs Education
  8. PhD in Educational Psychology



Mission and vision


To create linkages with the community through provision of value additional services


To offer quality teaching through innovation, interactive and need based approaches