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Human Development

Human Development

Academic Programs

Cognitive Science in Education [program website]

In the Cognitive Science in Education, students examine the cognitive mechanisms that underlie learning and thinking in school and non-school settings. The program trains students in basic theories of human cognition, the practice and interpretation of empirical cognitive and developmental research and how to use research to improve educational practices and develop innovative methods built around new technologies. Studies in cognitive, developmental and educational psychology, and computer science provide students with a valuable perspective on cognition and learning.

Degree Programs:
  • M.A. in Cognitive Science in Education
  • Ed.M. in Cognitive, Behavioral and Developmental Analysis
  • Ph.D. in Cognitive Science in Education
  • Ed.D. in Cognitive Science in Education

Developmental Psychology [program website]

Developmental psychology focuses on the development of individuals across their lifespan within the context of family, peer groups, child-care and after-school, schools, neighborhoods, and larger communities and society. It considers the well-being of children, youth, and adults, vis-a-vis the cognitive, emotional, social, academic, and health domains. Our Program is concerned about disparities among groups (for example, gender, resources such as parental income and education, ethnicity, and immigrant status) as well as the ways in which equity among groups may be promoted. Our focus is the pathways through which such disparities emerge is a focus of inquiry, as well as the promotion of educational and societal strategies for ameliorating them. The Program stresses theory and research in the service of policy and practice.

Degree Programs:
  • M.A. in Psychology: Developmental
  • Ph.D. in Developmental Psychology

Measurement, Evaluation, and Statistics [program website]

The program in Measurement, Evaluation, and Statistics offers specialized training in test theory, test and instrument development and validation, program evaluation, and quantitative analysis of educational and psychological data.

Degree Programs:
  • M.S. in Applied Statistics
  • Ed.M. in Measurement and Evaluation
  • Ph.D. in Measurement and Evaluation
  • Ed.D. in Measurement and Evaluation

Learning Analytics [program website]

Studying with a faculty of internationally recognized experts, students in the Master of Science in Learning Analytics program work with real-world data collected from massive open online courses (MOOCs) and other educational domains. The degree requires 32 credits of coursework on learning analytics methods, tools, and theory, as well as key background in related areas such as cognition, educational theory, and statistics and measurement. Students are also required to complete an integrative project in which they apply data analytics to real-world large-scale educational data sets.

Degree Programs:
  • M.S. in Learning Analytics
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