The Department of Learning Sciences and Educational Research (LaSER) is an interdisciplinary department focusing on the application of psychological theories and research addressing how people learn; how educators can meet the needs of diverse advanced, gifted and talented learners; the design and application of qualitative, quantitative and mixed research methodologies, measurement and program evaluation; and the design, development, implementation and evaluation of innovative instructional methodologies and programs in K-12, higher education, and business and industry settings. LaSER houses the Applied Learning and Instruction MA program; the Curriculum and Instruction MEd and EdD programs; the Gifted Education MEd and Graduate Certificate programs; the Instructional Design & Technology PhD, MA, and Graduate Certificate programs; and the Methodology, Measurement and Analysis PhD and Graduate Certificate programs.