Master of Education in Mind, Brain, and Education (Online Only)

The following coursework for the Master of Mind, Brain and Education allow students to explore human cognition and learning from neurological and psychological perspectives.


Course of Study

Total 30 hours Non-Thesis

7 Core Course Requirements: 21 Hours

3 Electives: 9 hours

Core Course Requirements

 EDUC 5360  Introduction to Mind, Brain, and Education
 EDUC 5361  Introduction to Educational Neuroscience
 EDUC 5362  The Neuroscience of Typical and Atypical Language Development
 EDUC 5363  The Neuroscience of Typical and Atypical Development of Mathematical and Reasoning Ability
 EDUC 5366  Evaluating and Debunking Educational Interventions
 EDUC 5367  Research Methods in MBE
 EDUC 5368  Conducting Research in Mind, Brain, and Education: Capstone Course

Program Coordinator

Dr. Jodi Tommerdahl

Associate Professor, Learning Sciences

Research Interests: Language impairment, reasoning, neuroscience, EEG, corpus linguistics



Phone #: 817-272-1242

Office: 413 Hammond Hall

Bio: Dr. Jodi Tommerdahl is an Associate Professor in the department of Curriculum & Instruction. She received her undergraduate degree in Scandinavian Studies from the University of Minnesota, followed by a Masters Degree in European Languages at the University of London, Queen Mary and Westfield College. She carried out her doctoral studies in Linguistics and Neuroscience in Paris at the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales under the direction of Professor Oswald Ducrot and at the Sorbonne (Paris IV) supervised by the Sorbonne’s President, Professor Georges Molinié. She spent three years working at the University Hospital in Poitiers, France in the Department of Neurology, directed by Dr. Roger Gil where she worked with patients with aphasia. She has been on faculty at the University of Central England (now known as Birmingham City University) and the University of Birmingham, both times in departments of Speech and Language Pathology. She currently directs UTA’s Master’s program in Mind, Brain and Education and is a productive researcher with publications in linguistics, speech and language pathology and the neuroscience of reasoning and emotion.

Graduate Advisor

Berhane Doilicho

Graduate Advisor



Phone #: 817-272-2956

Office: 513 Carlisle Hall

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