The 30-credit MSED in Applied Learning Sciences focuses on human learning, whether alone or in social settings. The program’s three specific foci, which students are expected to integrate in a culminating applied project, are:

  • Learning: how people, as individuals, groups, or parts of an organization, learn;
  • Design: the design, implementation, and revision of learning environments that enhance human learning; and
  • Assessment: the assessment of learning and the evaluation of individual, social, technological, and design factors that advance or impede learning. 

Curriculum Requirements

Cross-Cutting Courses6
The following courses can be taken under any area because of their cross-cutting nature but will be completed just once.
Introduction to the Learning Sciences
Applied Research and Development in Learning Sciences - Seminar I
Learning6
Human Learning
Organizational Learning
Design9
Design of online learning environments
Select 2 courses from the following:
Design of Formal Learning Environments
Design for workplace related learning
Design of Out-of-School, Informal Learning
Assessment6
Assessment of Human and Organizational Learning
Select 1 course from the following:
Essentials of Research in Social and Behavioral Sciences
Quantitative Methods I
Qualitative Methods I
Introduction to Research
Elective3
3 credits of coursework within the applied learning sciences; must be approved by advisor
Total Credit Hours30