Program Outcomes

  1. The students will acquire a foundational knowledge of the educational, neurological, behavioral and cognitive determinants, and sociocultural practices that impact all human learning, especially learning in the young deaf visual learner.

  2. The students will be exposed to a range of specialized topics and principles and scientific methods and understand the ethical principles of research conducted with participants.

  3. The students will develop knowledge of the meaningful and principled, mutually beneficial, two-way means and methods to translate scientific discoveries to education and education to science.

  4. The students will develop research skills and critical thinking by demonstrating the ability to conduct independent research leading to dissertation and publication.

  5. The students will develop professional communication and technology skills.

  6. The students will demonstrate increasing independence throughout the training period, and show a readiness for entry-level faculty research positions.


Most graduates of a doctoral program go on to careers in research or academic settings.

 It is anticipated that graduating students will obtain employment in a whole host of scholarly and professional venues. Most graduates of a doctoral program go on to careers in research or academic settings but it is expected that graduates from this program can anticipate a wider range of career possibilities, including high positions in research based governmental sectors for higher education (e.g., U.S. Department of Education); research companies for higher education, evaluation and translation corporations. In addition, graduates can expect to find positions in universities, neuroscience laboratories, and government and hospital research centers. A Ph.D. degree is required in order to conduct independent research. Some specific positions held by future graduates in educational neuroscience are anticipated to include, Postdoctoral fellow, research director, educational neuroscience professor, and associate research scholar.

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