Research Opportunities

Students in the Education and Learning Sciences program have ample opportunities to conduct faculty-guided research, even while fulfilling their demanding course load. Some students: 

What Our Students Say

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Ana Romero's '19 Capstone and SURP experiences inspired her research on environmental education in Los Angeles

Ana Romero '19

”I have been so privileged by all of the opportunities that have come my way. I came to LMU as a Political Science major and had no idea what my next four years would look like. I decided to tie my interest in politics to my love for education. I graduated in 2019 as an Education and Learning Sciences (then known as Liberal Studies) major with a minor in political science and earned a credential in elementary education and the Bilingual Authorization to teach in Spanish. I participated in the Summer Undergraduate Research Program (SURP) for two years, focusing on two different research projects in Education. In 2017 I traveled to Mexico City through the McNair Scholars Program to observe classroom interactions between students and teachers. In 2018, I began a research project to study environmental education in Los Angeles, which grew out of the research I did for my LBST Capstone project. Having the opportunity to conduct one's own research through the guidance and encouragement of a professor is a humbling experience that helps me appreciate the process of research. I also interned both in the office of Senator Ben Allen who represents the 26th District of California, and in Spain as an assistant working on a bilingual conference on education."