Learning Sciences MA

Degree Requirements

The following requirements are in addition to, or further elaborate upon, those requirements outlined in The Graduate School Policy Guide.


Total Units Required: 9

Course Title
Foundations (two required)
LRN_SCI 403-0Foundations of the Learning Science
LRN_SCI 425-0Introduction to Design for the Learning Sciences
Design (one or more)
Design of Learning Environments
Design of Technological Tools for Thinking and Learning
Sociocultural Context (one or more)
Topics in Learning Sciences
Social Dimensions of Teaching & Learning
Master’s Project
One course and one non-credit summer study
Independent Study
Resident Masters Study
Electives (4)

Other MA Degree Requirements

  • Research/Projects: master's project required in lieu of thesis; project has two foci:
    • technology design and implementation
    • cognitive or social-interaction analysis of a learning environment
  • Portfolio of work during master's program reviewed by faculty adviser and one other faculty member; portfolio review considered capstone experience for master's candidates