The centers within the College of Education and Human Development have a specialized mission related to research, service, instruction or a combination of these activities. A center may also have several initiatives that fall within its specialization.
The mission of the Center for Economic Education is to address social, economic, and educational inequity by providing training about personal finance and studying the economics of education, especially postsecondary education. The Center strives to promote social mobility through personal finance and making college more affordable.
The Center for Instructional and Behavioral Research in Schools (CIBRS) engages with the application of scientific methods to understand and prevent student failure and dysfunction. The Center involves collaborations among a wide-range of interested parties across the university to focus specifically on prevention efforts as they relate to education – broadly defined as public schooling from pre-school through post-secondary education.
The goals of the Center for Research in Mathematics and Science Teacher Development are to (1) conduct research on the development of mathematics and science teachers from the beginning of their preparation program to the end of their career; (2) build exemplary models of teacher recruitment, teacher education programs, and professional development experiences based on this research, and (3) build doctoral programs in mathematics and science education that are nationally competitive.
The Early Childhood Research Center was established by the College of Education and Human Development in 1999 to conduct research and disseminate findings about the development and education of young children.
The Kentucky Autism Training Center enhances support for those with autism by providing information and technical assistance to families and service providers across Kentucky.
The Nystrand Center for Excellence in Education is one of five Commonwealth Centers of Excellence and the only of these centers serving Education. Its purpose is to develop, implement, and study collaborative efforts to improve teaching.