Graduate Certificate in Mind, Brain & Education

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Program Overview

The Graduate Certificate in Mind, Brain & Education at the University of Kansas is designed for educational practitioners seeking to explore how research from the learning sciences has the potential to inform the field of education. Students learn how the latest findings in educational neuroscience bear on fundamental questions of education, such as how people learn and what can we do to improve learning. The certificate draws on basic and applied interdisciplinary research from the disciplines of neuroscience, psychology, and cognitive science to explore human learning and development and to understand how research in these fields will generate innovative approaches to teaching, learning, and education.

Career Outcomes in Mind, Brain, & Education

Completion of the certificate in Mind, Brain, and Education represents an additional credential for graduate students from a variety of academic fields who are preparing for careers in research and teaching or professional practice. The cornerstone of this certificate centers on understanding the neural mechanisms of learning and development and the role of experience in shaping the brain through the lifespan.

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Joseph R. Pearson Hall
Department of Educational Psychology
University of Kansas
School of Education and Human Sciences
Joseph R. Pearson Hall , Room 621
1122 West Campus Rd.
Lawrence , Kansas 66045-3101