Learning Sciences Graduate Certificate

What is the learning sciences graduate certificate?

Learning is complex, multifaceted, and diverse. Our learning sciences graduate certificate program is designed with this complexity in mind. Through interdisciplinary coursework, students will examine learning theories, methods, and evidence-based practices from a network of social, cultural, technological, and cognitive perspectives. Students can use this knowledge to improve research and instruction across diverse educational contexts and promote more effective and equitable learning for all.

What courses will I take?

As a student in our learning sciences graduate certificate program, you’ll take courses in educational psychology, curriculum and instruction, computer science, and broader areas of education and human development. Required coursework is organized around three broad categories related to the learning sciences: theory, method, and design.

How do I apply?

To be admitted to the learning sciences graduate certificate program, you must have a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution or be an international student pursuing a full-time academic program at the University of Minnesota. Applications are accepted year-round, on a rolling basis.