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Mind, Brain, and Education, M.Ed.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
University rank #462 (BCR) , TX,
The College of Education also values faculty scholarship for its potential impact on the increased effectiveness of teaching and learning in professional education preparation programs and in public and private school settings. Scholarly and research activities cover a variety of areas represented by the expertise of each individual faculty member.


The M.Ed. in Mind, Brain, and Education is designed for practicing teachers and people in education-related fields to study the physiology of the brain, the cognitive function in the brain, and their implications for instruction and assessment. Coursework includes the study of neuroscience, epistemology, emotion and learning, complex systems in education, research methods in mind, brain, and education, and contemporary models of assessment.

This degree help prepare graduates to reflect upon their own teaching as well as on the state of education as a whole and to better understand the linkage between the theory and practice of teaching.

Each student’s program of study is planned individually and provides academic and/or pedagogical specialization within the context of the general field of education.

Graduate faculty in the College of Education as well as those in departments and in the colleges throughout the University work closely with students in formulating study plans that meet the students’ objectives and individual goals for professional growth. Each program of work includes both professional and academic components.

Programme Structure

  • Introduction to Mind, Brain, and Education
  • Introduction to Educational Neuroscience
  • The Neuroscience of Typical and Atypical Language Development
  • The Neuroscience of Typical and Atypical Development of Mathematical and Reasoning Ability
  • Epistemology and Neuroscience
  • Theoretical & Conceptual Models in MBE
  • Dynamic Systems - Understanding Complexity in Educational Systems
  • Research Methods in MBE
  • Conducting Research in Mind, Brain, and Education: Capstone Course
  • Applied Statistical Principles in Kinesiology
  • Selected Topics in Education: Methods of Assessment
  • Selected Topics in Education: Emotion and Learning
  • Selected Topics in Education: Varies
  • EEG Laboratory and Experimental Design
  • Higher Mental Processes
  • Cognitive Development
  • Behavioral Neuroscience
  • Human Learning and Memory

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

Applicants who score less than 400 (140 on the revised GRE) on the quantitative and 500 (153 on the revised GRE) on the verbal sections of the GRE will be considered for probationary admission on the basis of the following:

  • 3.0 GPA during the last 60 hours of undergraduate coursework AND a 3.0 average on all graduate work
  • Professionally relevant experience
  • Writing sample evaluated by the COEHP Graduate Studies Committee. When available, the GRE writing sample will be required for probationary admission.

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    18878 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 18878 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National Applies to you

    18878 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 18878 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • In-State Applies to you

    9128 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9128 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Texas City

  • 882 - 1640 USD/month
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