Texas Tech University

Centers, Institutes, and Research

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.

Center for Innovative Research in Change, Leadership, and Education (CIRCLE)

The Center for Innovative Research in Change, 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 CIRCLE.

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.

Texas Education Policy Fellowship Program

TX-EPFP is a 10-month intensive professional development program for emerging and mid-level leaders in education and education related fields, to provide rich and robust experiences to both educate and empower them in their work for sound education policy and practice in the state of Texas. Learn more about TX-EPFP.

Principal Fellows Partnership Program

The federally funded Principal Fellows Partnership Program is an alliance between the National Institute of Excellence in Teaching, Texas Tech University Educational Leadership Program, and school districts partners to prepare highly effective teachers in this competitive non-traditional program for a school leader career (i.e. Assistant Principal or Principal). Learn more about the Principal Fellows Partnership Program