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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 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.

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M.Ed. in Mind, Brain, and Education, 2022 Graduate

Emily Cole

The Mind, Brain, and Education program taught me how to seek out research to support instructional practices and how to apply the research to current situations in the classroom. I now feel empowered to seek out new research, have discussions and think critically about what practices are being put in place.

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Shawn Strout

I teach in higher education and received minimal pedagogical training in my doctoral work. I want to move away from the "sage on the stage" model to models that engage student learning more fully. My long-term goal is to train other teachers in my field. I intend to offer training for my colleagues here at my seminary but also may expand into educational consulting in theological education.


M.Ed. in Mind, Brain, and Education

Explore how our 100% online Master of Education in Mind, Brain, and Education, will develop your understanding and expertise of human cognition and learning from neurological and psychological perspectives.

Priority Deadlines

Applying after the priority deadline? Admissions applications are welcome at any time. We will process your application as quickly as possible and every attempt will be made to ensure consideration for the desired semester. However, for priority consideration, apply by the priority deadline.


Submit by July 1

Classes start end of August


Submit by Nov. 1

Classes start in January


Submit by April 1

Classes start mid-May

View the UTA Official Catalog for admissions requirements and details about probationary admission, deferred admission, and more for the following programs. 


  • Department of Curriculum and Instruction graduate programs:
    • M.Ed. or Certificate in Instructional and Learning Design Technology
    • M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction - Open Options 
    • M.Ed. in Mind, Brain, and Education 
    • M.Ed. in Teaching with Teacher Certification 
    • Initial Teacher Certification Only Program 
    • Criminal History Acknowledgement for Educator Certification programs

  • Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies graduate programs: 
    • M.Ed. in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies, with Higher Education Administration Emphasis 
    • Dual Degree: Master of Social Work and M.Ed. in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies, with Higher Education Administration Emphasis 
    • B.A. to Ph.D. Track in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies
    • Hispanic Serving Leadership Preparation Graduate Certificate 

Some applicants, such as international students, may have additional admissions requirements* and/or program** limitations.

English Language Test Score Requirements

UTA accepts TOEFL* or IELTS or Duolingo. If your native language is not English, you must demonstrate a sufficient level of skill with the English language to assure success in graduate studies. You are required to submit official test score reports directly from the testing agency unless you hold a bachelor's or master's degree from an accredited U.S institution.

You are required to submit an official test score report sent directly from the testing agency. UTA's ETS institutional code is 6013.

*Certification programs only accept TOEFL due to Texas Education Agency requirements. 

View test score requirements online

Additional Resources

Have additional questions?

Email UTA's international office at international@uta.edu.


*The resources provided here are for informational purposes. Please review the Official Catalog for official information. 

**The M.Ed. in Mind, Brain, and Education is not eligible for international students at this time.

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Course of Study

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

Total 30 hours, including:

  • 7 Core Course Requirements: 21 Hours
  • 3 Electives: 9 hours
  • Non-Thesis (no thesis is required for this degree program)
  • 100% Online in a traditional, semester-based format with a mix of synchronous and asynchronous classes

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

View the Graduate Catalog

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

Faculty Courses

Dr. Daniel Robinson (program director), EDUC 5360, 5366

Dr. Jodi Tommerdahl, EDUC 5361, 5362, and 5363

Dr. Amanda Olsen, EDUC 5367, 5368

Electives must be a 5000-level or higher course approved by the Mind, Brain, and Education program director. Additionally, candidates can select from our MEd Mind Brain Education Electives list for this program. The special education and instructional and learning design technology courses are offered 100% online; please note that other electives on the list may be offered in person. 


View the Graduate Catalog

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


Online Programs Recruitment Team

Ashley Villegas

Academic Recruiter, Online Programs

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Email: ashley.villegas@uta.edu

Phone #: 817-272-0464

Office: Trimble Hall 205

Brent J. Wigen

Academic Recruiter, Online Programs

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Email: brent.wigen@uta.edu

Phone #: 817-272-7259

Office: Trimble Hall 205

Koltyn Davis

Academic Recruiter

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Email: koltyn.davis@uta.edu

Phone #: (817) 272-6800

Office: Trimble Hall 205

Program Coordinator

Dr. Daniel Robinson

Associate Dean of Research

Mind, Brain and Education Endowed Professor

Professor, Learning Science


Email: daniel.robinson@uta.edu

Phone #: 817-272-0116

Office: Hammond Hall 504

Research Interests: Learning and technology: 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.


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