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Learning Sciences

New Undergraduate Learning Sciences Major

  • The Educational Studies Learning Sciences major is a non-licensure baccalaureate program that is designed to develop advanced knowledge and application of the science of learning in diverse educational settings and contexts. Graduates will learn to design and implement creative learning environments that:
  • • Are based on current theoretical knowledge and research on best practices
  • • Incorporate technological innovations in teaching and learning
  • • Support learning in both formal and informal settings such as schools, museums, and community settings
  • • Employ the principles of design-based educational research to study and evaluate educational practices and outcomes in formal and informal settings.
  • The program provides cross-disciplinary training, integrating knowledge across the fields of cognitive science, educational psychology, measurement and research methodology, sociology, and anthropology, curriculum and instruction. Graduates will receive strong training in design-based research methodologies and will be required to participate in structured practicum and internship experiences throughout their program. All students will be required to complete a capstone project for their graduation portfolio.


  • Educational Researcher / lab manager                                       
  • Assessment and Evaluation                                       
  • Educational programming for museums and informal settings
  • Adult Learning
  • Educational Publishing

Learning Sciences Faculty

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  • Phone: (765) 494 – 7962