About the Program
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 designbased 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.
The Learning Sciences in Educational Studies Plan of Study outlines the required courses to complete the degree. For more information about the degree program, visit the COE Office of Advising and Recruiting.
Degree Requirements and Supplemental Information
The full Program Requirements for 2016-17 Learning Sciences in EDST include all Supplemental Information and selective lists of those categories which a student must fulfill in order to earn their degree. These are intended to be printer-friendly, but include less descriptive course detail.
Please see below for program requirements and the necessary degree fulfillments.
Credit Hours: 120
Education courses (EDCI, EDPS and EDST)
no grade lower than a “C-“