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