This program focuses on research, theory, and professional knowledge with an emphasis on learning and teaching in K-12 schools and in community settings and cultural institutions such as museums. The program is structured in ways that emphasize the bridging of theory and practice, lending primary emphasis to academic study and research. 

Learning Sciences and Human Development faculty members and students collaborate to facilitate the development of research, theory, and professional knowledge with an emphasis on learning and teaching in K-12 educational settings. All students develop an academic foundation that prepares them for further study at the PhD level, work in K-12 education, or employment in the private sector. In addition, faculty advisors and students build programs of study that meet both the program goals and the student's interests.

Admissions Requirements

  • A Personal Statement
  • 3 Letters of Recommendation
  • Unofficial Transcripts (official transcripts required after admission)
  • If international, TOEFL scores
  • Application Fee ($60 domestic application/$80 international) along with the application

Admission to all our graduate programs is competitive and based on multiple criteria, including undergraduate academic record, letters of recommendation, personal statement, evidence of special accomplishments, and relevant past experience. Criteria are considered in the aggregate. Candidates from historically underrepresented groups are especially encouraged to apply. For more information, contact edadvise@colorado.edu.

Deadlines

  • Fall/Summer Application Deadline: January 10
  • Spring Application Deadline: September 1

For more information about courses and program requirements, visit the CU Boulder Course Catalog