Learning & Instruction Doctoral Program

Applying research and educational psychology to diverse learning environments.

Offered In

USF Main Campus

Learning and instruction is the application of psychological principles and concepts to solve problems in educational and training settings. Our program examines individual differences, cognitive and social development, learning and motivational theory, instructional design, curriculum delivery, classroom management, and assessment through research and hands-on experience.

Using the latest technology to assist in instructional delivery and support, coursework focuses on learners and learning, instructional settings, research skills, and special education.

Who Are Our Students?

Learning and instruction doctoral candidates come from a variety of settings — K-12 teachers, higher education faculty, foreign language instructors, training consultants, health professionals — eager to supplement their expertise with teaching proficiency. Learn more about our current students.


Special Education (9 Credits)

The special education concentration is ideal for candidates who wish to supplement their learning and instruction research without committing to the full Special Education Ed.D. program.

Educational Technology (9 Credits)

The educational technology concentration is designed for candidates interested in enhancing their instruction delivery with innovative technology in the classroom.

Contact Info

School of Education

Monday–Friday 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.

2130 Fulton St.
San Francisco, CA 94117
(415) 422-5467