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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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Programs Accepting Applications for Fall 2016

MAT in Art Education

MAT in Middle & High School Education

MAT in Elementary STEM Education

MA in Educational Studies

MA in Museum Education

MS in STEM Education

Undergraduate Major and Minor in Education


STEM Ed PhD candidate Yara Wasfi Shaban to teach course on Nuances of Arab and Muslim Culture at Osher Lifelong Learning Institute. Learn more >

Professor and Chair David Hammer out with new book.
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STEM Ed PhD candidates, Chelsea Andrews and Yara Wasfi Shaban, to present research at American Educational Research Association. Learn more >


"Designing, Scaling, and Sustaining Innovations in STEM Education"
Daniel Reinholz, University of Colorado, Boulder
February 2, 2016 | 10:30-12:00pm
Austin Conference Room, Tisch Library

"Research on the Learning and Teaching of Linear Algebra"
Megan Wawro, Virginia Tech
February 9, 2016 | 3:00-4:30pm
Austin Conference Room, Tisch Library

Taste of Tufts: Preparing Competent, Culturally Responsive, Caring Teachers - a talk on social emotional learning
Deborah Donahue-Keegan
March 11, 2016 | 12:00pm
Location TBD
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