Developmental & Learning Sciences
Welcome to the Developmental & Learning Sciences specialization in the Department of Educational Psychology at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln!
Students in DLS attain proficiency in three areas: 1) Social and Emotional Development, 2) Cognition, Learning, and Instruction, and 3) Educational Neuroscience. Our faculty and students conduct innovative and collaborative research and benefit from many local and university partnerships, including those with school districts, the Center for Brain, Biology, and Behavior, the Nebraska Center for Research on Children, Youth, Families, and Schools, the Center for Instructional Innovation, and the Bullying Research Network.
Developmental & Learning Sciences is flexible and interdisciplinary in that students are able to customize their academic focus and research experiences to fit their educational and career goals. Most graduate students are funded through teaching or research assistantships and later secure positions in university settings, at research and consulting groups, or at state and federal government agencies.
We offer masters and doctoral degrees to students interested in a wide range of issues, with emphasis in the three strands shown below.
Developmental & Learning Sciences applications are considered three times a year:
- January 15th (early consideration for starting the following Fall)
- May 1st (for starting the following Fall)
- October 1st (for starting the following Spring)
Dr. Kathy Rudasill