The MSED in Applied Learning Sciences is a 30-credit graduate program and is focused on human learning, whether alone or in social settings. The MSED program will develop the knowledge and skills of people 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
Applied Research and Development in the Learning Sciences - Seminar 1 (Required) 13
Design
TAL 704Introduction to the Learning Sciences (Required) 13
Design of Online Learning Sciences (Required)3
Applied Research and Development in the Learning Sciences - Seminar 1 (Required) 13
Select 2 courses from the following:6
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)3
Assessment of Human and Organizational Learning (Required)3
Applied Research and Development in the Learning Sciences - Seminar 1 (Required) 13
Select 1 course from the following:3
Essentials of Research in Social and Behavioral Sciences
Quantitative Methods I
Qualitative Methods I
Introduction to Research
Introduction to Research in Higher Education
Elective3
3 credits of coursework within the applied learning sciences; must be approved by advisor
Total Credit Hours30
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Course appear under each area because of their cross-cutting nature but will be taken just once.