The Learning Sciences and Human Development program takes an interdisciplinary approach to understanding learning, teaching, and the organizing of activities for learning. Our program, based in the fields of learning sciences and human development, is particularly concerned with learning and development in and across school and out-of-school contexts and with intersections between learning and policy. We have a strong commitment to and record of working successfully with school and community partners to organize innovative practices that open up opportunities for transformative learning.

The CU Boulder Learning Sciences and Human Development program is on the leading edge of the field in its theoretical and practical explorations of issues of social and spatial justice, culture, and diversity in learning. We are also leaders in theorizing and building partnerships with schools, districts, and state agencies, as well as youth and community organizations.

Doctoral students become qualified as researchers who can work in universities, school districts, research non-profits, or other academic institutions. Master's degree students develop understanding of learning, teaching, and the role of research in promoting equitable participation and social justice.