Culture, Cognition, & Learning Process

Every year more and more cultural diversity is present within public schools. Current educational research into cognition considers diversity and its impact upon teaching and learning.

“Smells, memories, pain, learning—all these experiences and many more are made possible by just three pounds of tissue in our heads—the brain! This program is for all who would like to learn more about cultural diversity, mental processes, and cognitive/educational neuroscience and their impact on the exciting world of teaching and learning. What makes learning harder or easier? What actually is learning? What really happens when people learn? Should educators know something about the brains of the students sitting in their classrooms and what is happening—or not—and possible explanations about how this exciting mental process is occurring? The Specialist in Education (Ed.S.) degree in Curriculum and Instruction includes a Specialization in Culture, Cognition, and the Learning Process (CC/LP). This unique 30-hour, online degree program provides students with an opportunity to consider the impact and influence of educational neuroscience and cultural circumstances on teaching and on learning in general.”
Dr. Young, Program Coordinator                                          

 Program coursework provides an opportunity to study the impact and influence that cultural circumstances have on teaching in general. All coursework is delivered via the Desire to Learn (D2L) course management system.

All students must be admitted to the Middle Tennessee State University (MTSU) College of Graduate Studies.