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Our 100% online Master of Education in Mind, Brain, and Education integrates research in the cognitive and neurosciences and education along with classroom practice to develop more effective teaching methods, as well as a deeper understanding of how to support life-long learning. The non-thesis, non-certification degree program focuses on the potential and limits of cognitive neuroscience in education and the central role educators can play in shaping research agendas in this unique and growing field of education.

Priority Deadlines

We may continue to accept applications after the suggested deadlines. Check uta.edu/mymav to see your admission status, as well as updates on any documents we may need to process your application.

Spring 2022

Submit by November 1, 2021

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Summer 2022

Submit by April 1, 2022

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Fall 2022

Submit by July 1, 2022

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Course of Study

The following are requirements for the M.Ed. in Mind, Brain, and Education

  • Total 30 hours Non-Thesis, including: 
    • 7 Core Course Requirements: 21 Hours
    • 3 Electives: 9 hours
  • Non-Thesis (no thesis is required for this degree program) 

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


Electives must be a 5000-level or higher course approved by the Mind, Brain, and Education program director.

View the Graduate Catalog

For a list of courses offered through the College of Education, view the UTA Graduate Catalog for the college at https://catalog.uta.edu/education/#courseinventory. 

Program Coordinator

Dr. Daniel Robinson, Research Interests: Learning and technology

Associate Dean of Research

Mind, Brain and Education Endowed Professor

Professor, Learning Science


Email: daniel.robinson@uta.edu

Phone #: 817-272-0116

Office: 504 Hammond Hall

Bio: Dr. Daniel Robinson is Associate Dean of Research and the K-16 Mind, Brain, and Education Endowed Chair in the College of Education. He previously served as Chair of the Department of Curriculum and Instruction at UTA from 2017-2020 and Director of the School of Education at Colorado State University from 2012-2013. As a faculty member, he has taught at Mississippi State University (1993-1997), the University of South Dakota (1997-1998), the University of Louisville (1998-1999), the University of Texas at Austin (1999-2012), and Colorado State University (2012-2015). Dan served as Editor of Educational Psychology Review from 2006-2015 and as Associate Editor of the Journal of Educational Psychology from 2014-2020. He has also served as an editorial board member of nine refereed international journals. Dan has published over 100 articles, books, and book chapters, presented over 100 papers at research conferences, and taught over 100 college courses. His research interests include educational technology innovations that may facilitate learning and team-based approaches to learning. He was a Visiting Fulbright Scholar, Victoria University, Wellington, New Zealand and was named as one of the most published authors in educational psychology journals from 1991-2002, 2003-2008, and 2009-2014, Contemporary Educational Psychology, 2004, 2010, 2015.

Graduate Recruiter

Monique Bird

Director of Marketing and Communications

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Email: monique.bird@uta.edu

Phone #: 817-272-7456

Office: 517 Hammond Hall

Graduate Advisor

Kathleen Ritchie

Academic Advisor III

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Email: Kathleen.Ritchie@uta.edu

Phone #: 817-272-2956

Office: 511 Carlisle Hall

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