Graduate Certificate in the Learning Sciences As new forms of digital and online resources transform communication and social interaction, the learning sciences emphasize the design of effective learning and teaching environments. Learning sciences is a rapidly evolving field dedicated to the study of learning in many environments in which it occurs, and the use of that knowledge to design innovative learning products and experiences.

Choose courses from 5 Areas
12 credits needed to graduate
Doctoral Level
100 percent faculty commitment
Faculty Research Interests

- How students’ beliefs impact their motivation

- The methods instructors can use to design instructional environments that support students’ motivation and learning.


- Multimedia learning

- Constructivism

- The investigation of learning efficacy in mobile and multimedia learning environments

- Cognitive processes and multimedia teaching and learning.


Students interested in applying to the Learning Sciences and Technologies (Graduate Certificate in Educational Psychology) should contact Dr. Brett Jones, by email at

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Dr. Brett Jones
Program Leader
School of Education (0313)
Virginia Tech
Blacksburg, VA 24061

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Program Support Technician
225 War Memorial Hall
Virginia Tech Blacksburg, VA 24061

School of Education

226 War Memorial Hall (0313)

370 Drillfield Drive

Blacksburg, VA 24061