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Southwest Center for Mind, Brain and Education

Imagine participating in a program that could change the face of education while advancing your career. Mind, Brain and Education (MBE)– an emerging field exploring the neurobiological and psychological activity of learning– does just that by helping educators and potential researchers understand the internal factors involved in the learning process.

The Southwest Center for Mind, Brain and Education provides a forum for educators, policymakers, and researchers in the cognitive and developmental sciences to discuss, critique, and examine educational research and theories. Practical experience plays a role in defining promising research directions.

What is Mind, Brain and Education?

Mind, Brain and Education seeks to advance the quality of teaching based upon insights gained from the cognitive and neural sciences as well as to contribute to research in this new and evolving field. The field focuses on building and supporting collaborative partnerships that ensure a reciprocal relationship where practice informs research and research informs practice.

Master of Education in Mind, Brain and Education

The master’s degree in Mind, Brain and Education is designed for anyone interested in connecting cognition, neuroscience and educational practice in traditional and non-traditional learning environments. The potential in MBE provides opportunity and insight for all, as well as a powerful framework for developing useable knowledge.

Who Should Apply?

The Masters Degree in Mind, Brain and Education is open to anyone who is interested in how humans learn. Our students so far have come from many backgrounds including:

  • Teachers - preschool through graduate school
  • Counselors
  • Administrators from various teaching environments
  • Corporate trainers
  • Child development specialists

We also encourage those who work in the following areas to join us:

  • speech and language pathology
  • elderly care
  • bilingualism
  • psychology
  • any area where the understanding of learning is vital

We are surprised every year by the diverse group of students who join our program for very different reasons. If you are wondering if our program coincides with your interests, please contact us so that we can help you decide.

Dan Robinson, Director of the MBE program and Department Chair