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Centers, Institutes, and Research

Research Centers and Institutes

The College of Education is home to several centers of excellence that advance research and bring immeasurable innovations to the field of education:

The Burkhart Center for Autism Education and Research

Our mission is to increase the quality of life for individuals with autism and their families by providing services, preparing educators, and conducting research. Learn more about the Burkhart Center.

The Center for Integration of STEM Education and Research (CISER)

CISER engages in professional development for teachers with the conviction that developing teacher’s pedagogical skills and content knowledge will increase student success in STEM classrooms. Learn more about CISER.

The Virginia Murray Sowell Center for Research and Education in Sensory Disabilities

The Sowell Center promotes quality research to address the academic and social needs of school-age students with visual impairments and provides public service to assist local, national and international constituencies. Learn more about the Sowell Center.

Institute for Measurement, Methodology, Analysis and Policy (IMMAP)

The Institute for Measurement, Methodology, Analysis, and Policy at Texas Tech University are dedicated to the complementary missions of (a) training students at both the Undergraduate and Graduate levels in state-of-the-science methodology and data analysis and (b) providing best-practice support to students, staff, and faculty in the conduct of their research. Learn more about IMMAP.

Center for Research in Leadership and Education (CRLE)

The Center for Research in Leadership and Education seeks to engage in collaborative research and practical application partnerships which generate nuanced and comprehensive understandings of the role leadership can play in the elimination of persistent inequities in public education (nationally and internationally) and in the development of a more just and caring global society. Learn more about CRLE.

Doctoral Support Center

The Doctoral Support Center (DSC) supports College of Education Ed.D. and Ph.D. students with research and writing activities related to completing their doctoral program and engaging in the profession of Education. Learn more about the Doctoral Support Center.

Center for Innovation in E-Learning (CIEL)

The CIEL provides various services to enhance and support excellence in teaching and learning in an online environment by employing the theory and practice in the instructional technology discipline. Learn more about CIEL.

U.S. PREP National Center

The University-School Partnerships for the Renewal of Educator Preparation National Center (U.S. PREP) is a coalition for reformed teacher preparation beginning with universities and parter school districts in six south and southeastern population centers. Learn more about U.S. PREP National Center.

Community Outreach

The East Lubbock Promise Neighborhood is just one of our extensive community outreach projects that include partnering with low-income neighborhoods to implement community revitalization programs that are centered in the schools. Learn more about ELPN.

Faculty Research Projects

The research taking place within the College of Education is driven, in large part, by our dedicated faculty and students. The research taking place here will contribute to a deeper understanding of a multitude of topics that will impact the way we look at education, the needs of special populations and the psychology of learning, among others. Learn more about our faculty members’ research projects.

Research Goals

Our goal is to produce the measurably best educators in the country. See how we're doing with our self-assessment.