Center for Applied Developmental Science and Neuroeducation

The Neuroeducation Center serves at-risk populations from infancy through early adulthood by addressing issues relevant to both general and special education contexts.

  • Improving children's education and life trajectories
  • Training a new generation of scholars
  • Integrating perspectives from education and neuroscience

Situated within the Special Education and Disability Studies (SEDS) program, we work with SEDS faculty to train doctoral scholars. Through coursework, internship opportunities, and independent research, students learn to integrate, apply, and advance educational and neuroscientific perspectives. Workshop and symposia led by the Neuroeducation Center will foster collaboration among diverse communities of researchers and practitioners. Through these events and other activities we support the synthesis and dissemination of new knowledge relevant to educational practice and policy.

Priority Areas

Create innovative internship and coursework opportunities for doctoral students. Our doctoral-level internships and coursework emphasize the integration of biological and behavioral data to address educational or life outcomes research for at-risk populations.

Find our more about the Ed.D. in Special Education.

Lead discussions to identify core competencies and content elements needed to integrate education and neuroscience. There is no simple way to characterize the landscape of interdisciplinary neuroscience and education research. However, training graduate students requires making choices about which methodological and theoretical approaches to cover. These choices reflect judgments about what is central to the emerging field. The Neuroeducation Center is leading discussions that explore the current foci of existing graduate program. One goal is to describe and reflect upon program goals and the processes by which they were identified.

Strengthen ties between the fields of neuroscience and education. The Center is planning a workshop with leading scholars, clinicians and practitioners. Workshop discussion will be primed with innovative ideas about how to advance connections between education and neuroscience. The workshop will be deemed a success if specific actionable projects are identified and productive collaborations ensue.

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2134 G Street NW
Washington DC, 20052

Carol Kochhar-Bryant
Maxine Freund