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 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.

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.