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Our department is home for the study of how people learn and how to help people learn. Much of our work focuses on K–12 schools, but we study education in other contexts as well, including museums and universities. Many of our students are preparing to work in schools - as teachers or as school psychologists; some prepare for careers in museums, and some for careers in education research.
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In Focus

Triple Jumbo and Director of Elementary Education Brian Gravel explores the role that "maker spaces" play in schools. The project has taken him to Malden High School, one of our department's long-standing partners, and its Nedlam's Workshop makerspace, a space that blends "older craft technologies with newer digital technologies in service of kids asking questions about the world and then solving them by making things."

Peter Balonen-Rosen, a reporter for WBUR's Learning Lab wrote about the Malden High School makerspace and interviewed Gravel about his work there.
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The department now offers an undergraduate major! For more information, see Undergraduate Programs.

Double Jumbo and 2010 MAT alumnus Pete Shungu attends college access event at the White House
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New faculty member Shameka Powell named a Neubauer Faculty Fellow for 2015-2016
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View our Fall 2015 Course Offerings >


Department and Graduate School Orientation
September 1, 2015, 9am-1:30pm
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Library Orientation
September 3, 2015, 5-7pm
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Building an Effective Resume
September 21, 2015, 12-2pm
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