Learning and Development Program
The Learning and Development (L&D) program is a graduate level program that trains students to conduct cutting-edge research applied to a broad range of learning contexts throughout the human lifespan (e.g. schools, museums, and the home). Students in the L&D program can pursue a master's (M.S.) or doctoral (Ph.D.) degree in Educational Psychology while working closely with one of our faculty members. Faculty research interests span a diverse range of topics, such as the roles of cognition, motivation, social interaction, and culture in human learning and development.
Graduates of the M.S. program go on to pursue a Ph.D. (at UWM or another institution, in Educational Psychology or a related field) or find jobs in education and/or research settings in the private or public sectors. Many graduates of the Ph.D. program pursue careers at research institutes and universities.
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"Starting in the spring of 2009, Fernando Orozco assisted Educational Psychology Assistant Professor Shannon Chavez-Korell with research on health issues affecting Latinos and mental health issues affecting Native Americans. Now a UWM alumni, during his time here he was a McNair Scholar, an opportunity that offers research stipends and mentoring to prepare students students from under-represented backgrounds for graduate school."