The EDD in Applied Learning Sciences is a 45-credit post-master's doctorate program and is focused on human learning, whether alone or in social settings. The EDD program will develop the knowledge and skills of individuals whose jobs could be thought of as entailing human learning along three broad areas, which students synthesize through their applied projects:

  1. Learning: how people, as individuals and as parts of social organizations, learn;
  2. Design: the design, implementation, and revision of learning environments that support human learning; and,
  3. Assessment: the assessment of learning and the evaluation of the impact of learning environments.

Curriculum Requirements

Learning
TAL 704Introduction to the Learning Sciences (Required) 13
Human Learning (Required)3
Organizational Learning (Required)3
Affective, Relational, and Cultural Factors and Processes in Learning (Required)3
Applied Research and Development in the Learning Sciences - Seminar 1 (Required) 13
Applied Research and Development in the Learning Sciences - Seminar 2 (Required) 13
Design
TAL 704Introduction to the Learning Sciences (Required) 13
Design of Online Learning Environments (Required)3
Applied Research and Development in the Learning Sciences - Seminar 1 (Required) 13
Applied Research and Development in the Learning Sciences - Seminar 2 (Required) 13
Select 1 course from the following:3
Design of Formal Learning Environments
Design For Workplace Related Learning
Design For Out-of-School, Informal Learning
Assessment
TAL 704Introduction to the Learning Sciences (Required) 13
Assessment of Human and Organizational Learning (Required)3
EPS 700Quantitative Methods I3
EPS 714Qualitative Methods I3
Applied Research and Development in the Learning Sciences - Seminar 1 (Required) 13
Applied Research and Development in the Learning Sciences - Seminar 2 (Required) 13
Select 1 course from the following:3
Essentials of Research in Social and Behavioral Sciences
Introduction to Research
Introduction to Research in Higher Education
Cognate6
6 Credits of coursework in a related cognate; must be approved by advisor
Electives3
3 Credits of elective coursework in the EDD program; must be approved by advisor
Total Credit Hours45
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Course appear under each area because of their cross-cutting nature but will be taken just once.