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.
The Learning Sciences program at Northwestern University 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. The curriculum and research projects in the Learning Sciences program exemplifies continued focus in these areas.
Access to Faculty
Master’s students have a great deal of contact with the faculty and the wider community of researchers, both through their coursework and through independent research projects. Faculty members make it a high priority to take time with students to provide direction in courses, answer questions and recommend resources.
Because the number of master's students and the SESP community as a whole are relatively small, students are easily able to form connections with the faculty and full-time researchers. Indeed, the LS and MSED graduate programs are designed to foster a sense of community and encourage knowledge sharing both inside and outside the classroom.
Whereas some aspects of the program are fixed (e.g., required courses), there is sufficient flexibility for students to tailor their courses and project work to suit their own particular interests. As the program progresses, students are given increasing options for electives, and they join research teams composed of faculty and PhD students, allowing for in-depth research experience.
- Knowledge Representations for the Learning Sciences
- Foundations of the Learning Sciences
- Design of Learning Environments
- Design of Technological Tools for Thinking and Learning
- Curriculum Design & Assessment
- Learning and Teaching with Technology
- 12 months
Start dates & application deadlines
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DisciplinesArea & Cultural Studies Educational Research View 424 other Masters in Educational Research in United States
- Graduate School online application
- Application fee of $95
- Two letters of recommendation (minimum; three maximum)
- Statement of purpose
- Writing sample
- All post-secondary official transcripts
- Optional GRE scores
- English proficiency scores for non-native English speakers
International59370 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 59370 USD for the full programme during 12 months.
National59370 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 59370 USD for the full programme during 12 months.
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