Learning sciences advances understanding of the learning process and the design of innovative learning environments. This interdisciplinary, research-based field originated at Northwestern University, where the School of Education and Social Policy started the first learning sciences program in the world to help people develop the skills needed for an increasingly complex world.
Students become qualified as researchers, developers and practitioners who advance the scientific understanding and practice of teaching and learning.Learn More
Students learn to advance the understanding and practice of teaching and learning in formal and informal settings.Learn More
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Alumni of the Learning Sciences program advance to leadership positions in academic, nonprofit and business organizations. Master's graduates work as educational designers, consultants, training providers and school technologists. PhD graduates excel as researchers with universities, government agencies and private firms.See what our Learning Sciences PhD alumni are doing.
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