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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

Voices From the Field
A few 2015-2016 MAT candidates reflect on the importance of their student teaching experiences.

Adelaide Oneal Xie
Through my coursework, I'm constantly using new lenses to view student interactions. Tufts has put a strong emphasis on what kids can do and what resources they use to interact with complex content. In my student teaching, I get to see and be amazed by kids' reasoning skills.

Jill Sgro
I have shared so many wonderful moments with my students! I will miss them all terribly when my practicum ends.

Mary Sypek
The year-long student teaching experience at Tufts has given me the chance to really get to know my students well. Throughout this year, I have honed my skills in paying attention to student ideas and understanding student thinking, which has been transformative to my teaching practice.

News

New, mostly-online courses in science teaching and learning.
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PhD students Chelsea Andrews and Yara Shaban reflect on AERA 2016
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UT Knoxville professor and Tufts STEM PhD alumnus Christopher Wright awarded NSF early career award
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The Department deeply regrets the loss of Caitlin Clavette, an art teacher and our former student (MAT, 2007).
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Events

Spring 2016 Department and University Career Services Workshops
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Tufts Education Network Reception feat. Steve Cohen
Monday, May 23, 2016 | 6:00pm
Professor Steve Cohen to give talk on May 23 about creating a high school
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