MSED Learning Sciences Concentration

MSED Learning Sciences Concentration

The Learning Sciences concentration prepares masters students to advance the understanding and practice of teaching and learning. Research and coursework emphasize instructional, technological, and social policy innovations and the design of effective learning and teaching environments. This program is intended for people with a wide variety of interests, including research, teaching and training, software development, school administration and the study and reform of learning environments.

Northwestern University's Learning Sciences program was the first of its kind in the nation. The program was developed with the understanding that design, cognition and sociocultural contexts are core areas for approaching learning and teaching in both formal and informal settings. Candidates will take courses that exemplify SESP’s commitments to equity and social justice, learning, human development, and community, while also critically exploring their own identities and biases relative to these. The MSEd in Learning Sciences is a great option for practicing teachers, anyone interested in the science of learning, and those preparing to apply to doctoral programs in the Learning Sciences or related areas. Courses are small, interactive, and often include field work.  All of this happens at Northwestern’s School of Education and Social Policy, one of the top-rated schools of education in the United States.

At a Glance

  • Coursework: 12 units (32 semester hours)
  • Timing: 1 year full-time, 2 years part-time
  • Clinical experience: Observations integrated into coursework; no student teaching
  • Licensure: None
  • GRE: Not required

For more details about the MSED with a concentration in Learning Sciences, please see a description of the Learning Sciences Curriculum.

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Contact Us

Master of Science in Education School of Education & Social Policy

618 Garrett Place
Evanston, IL 60208
Northwestern University

Phone: 847/467-1458