Development and Learning Sciences


School of Education

Our Graduate Certificate in Developmental and Learning Sciences is designed to educate you using an emergent, interdisciplinary approach to understanding children’s development and learning that includes the integration of theory and research from the fields of developmental psychology, cognitive science, neuroscience, and education. The work in the discipline of Developmental and Learning Sciences is geared toward improving developmental and learning outcomes for children.  Career paths of participants in the Developmental and Learning Sciences Graduate Certificate program include practitioners and researchers in the fields of education and psychology and other fields concerned with child development and learning (e.g., Communication Sciences and Disorders, Social Work).

Program Objectives

By graduation, you will have:

  • Completed courses that provide critical training in the intellectual pursuit of advanced knowledge in educational, social, and behavioral sciences
  • Participated in research apprenticeships with Graduate Faculty in the School of Education
  • Faculty mentoring that allows you to author and/or co-author publications and presentations at national and international conferences
  • Preparation for academic and administrative positions in educational institutions and social service agencies


The University of Cincinnati and all regional campuses are accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

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School of Education

615 Teachers-Dyer Complex
West Campus
University of Cincinnati

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Additional Information

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