Our research drives innovations in education, counseling, assessment, and leadership. We are effectively preparing the next generation of exceptional teachers, bettering rural mental health support through innovative tele-medicine, facilitating anti-racism research focused on improving diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts in the classroom, at the college level, and nationally.
Katharine Broton discusses her research on food insecurity.
Gerta Bardhoshi addresses the mental health needs of students.
Sherry Watt discusses difficult dialogues, and alumni Eddie Moore, Jr. and Laura Gallo address equity in education.
Centers and Initiatives
The college houses numerous world-class research centers and initiatives that focus on an array of topics pertinent to education and society.
For a complete listing of our research centers and initiatives, please visit:
The Belin-Blank International Center for Gifted Education and Talent Development is a comprehensive center focused on nurturing potential and inspiring excellence through myriad programs and services.
Scanlan Center for School Mental Health
The Scanlan Center for School Mental Health expands support for mental health to Pre-K-12 educators and schools across the state. This includes training, resources, and outreach to support student mental health so all students, educators, and schools can be successful and resilient.
Iowa Reading Research Center
The Iowa Reading Research Center (IRRC) works to improve the literacy proficiency of PK-12 students and conducts research in practical settings in order to evaluate the effectiveness of literacy practices and the usefulness of assessments for guiding literacy instruction.
Multicultural Initiatives Research Team (MCI)
The Multicultural Initiatives Research Team (MCI) researches ways of being in relationship, constructs and strategies that disrupt dehumanizing practices that perpetuate inequity.
The College of Education faculty are currently engaged in over 65 federal, state, and private funded projects. Since 2005, COE faculty have been awarded over $25,000,000 for research, professional development, specialized student and leadership training, center development, and assessment/evaluation projects.
For a complete listing of externally funded grants, please visit: