Graduate Certificate

Learning Sciences - Graduate Certificate

Learning Sciences - Graduate Certificate
Plan Code:
Program Level:
Graduate Certification
Award Type:
Graduate Certificate Program
College of Education
Counseling, Educ Psych, and Special Education

Excerpt from the official Academic Programs Catalog:

Listed below are the approved requirements for the program from the official Academic Programs Catalog.
Students must consult their advisors to learn which specific requirements apply to their degree programs.

College of Education

Department of Counseling, Educational Psychology and Special Education

Graduate Study
Learning Sciences - Graduate Certificate

The Graduate Certificate in Learning Sciences prepares graduates who are well-versed in learning theories, teaching for understanding, research design and analysis in educational settings, contexts for adult learning, adult identity, development, change, and learning, learning theories and process in adulthood, and the application of learning theories in educational contexts based on research and well-informed practices.

This program is not accredited by the Kentucky Education Professional Standards Board and is not recognized for initial, additional, or renewal of certification or salary enhancement (rank change) for K-12 educators in Kentucky.


For admission to the graduate certificate in learning sciences, the student must:
  1. submit both departmental and university application forms.
  2. submit official transcripts from all higher education institutions attended.
  3. complete the Intent to Enroll form after obtaining approval from their academic advisor if currently enrolled in a graduate degree program at Michigan State University.
Applications for admission to the program are reviewed by faculty who evaluate applicants for indications of a high probability of success. Such indications include academic performance, experience or interest in the field, and consistency of professional goals with the objectives of the program. Factors also considered are:
  1. have an undergraduate degree from an accredited institution.
  2. have a minimum TOEFL score of 80 if you are a first-language speaker of a language other than English.
  3. applying from a state where degrees from Michigan State University are recognized.
Requirements for the Graduate Certificate in Learning Sciences

The Graduate Certificate is available only online and the student must complete a total of 9 credits from the following:
CEP 800 Psychology of Learning in School and Other Settings 3
CEP 822 Approaches to Educational Research 3
EAD 861 Adult Learning 3