Learning Sciences in Educational Studies (non licensure)
The Learning Sciences in Educational Studies major is a non-licensure baccalaureate program that is designed to develop advanced knowledge and application of the science of learning in diverse educational settings and contexts. Graduates will learn to design and implement creative learning environments that:
- Are based on current theoretical knowledge and research on best practices
- Incorporate technological innovations in teaching and learning
- Support learning in both formal and informal settings such as schools, museums, and community settings
- Employ the principles of design-based educational research to study and evaluate educational practices and outcomes in formal and informal settings
The program provides cross-disciplinary training, integrating knowledge across the fields of cognitive science, educational psychology, measurement and research methodology, sociology, and anthropology, curriculum and instruction. Graduates will receive strong training in design-based research methodologies and will participate in structured practicum and internship experiences throughout their program. All students will complete a capstone project for their graduation portfolio.
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Careers in Learning Sciences in Educational Studies (non licensure)
- Educational researcher/lab manager
- Assessment and evaluation
- Educational programming for museums and informal settings
- Adult learning
- Educational publishing
Transfer to Learning Sciences in Educational Studies (non licensure)
Purdue admits to individual majors. In addition to meeting overall Purdue transfer criteria, such as minimum high school course requirements, applicants must also meet major-specific requirements. The major-specific criteria for this program are listed below. Students who meet or exceed these are the most competitive candidates for admission. Before applying, review the closed programs page to confirm your desired major is open to transfer students for your desired entry term.
Minimum GPA: 2.0
In addition, GPA in education coursework must average 3.0 or higher (with no grade lower than a C-). Must also have a C- or better in any English composition coursework.
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