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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.

Plan of Study

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Transfer to Learning Sciences in Educational Studies (non licensure)

Purdue admits to individual majors. Transfer students must meet Purdue's overall transfer criteria, as well as any major-specific requirements. Before you apply, check the closed programs page to confirm this major is open to transfer students. If it is, refer to the information below for major-specific transfer criteria.

Minimum GPA: 2.0

Contact Information

College of Education
(765) 494-2345

College of Education

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
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